Concerts of 2012

Vocal Concert by Indrani Mukherjee -- March 31st @6pm

Indrani MukherjeeBorn in a musical family, Indrani started her initial training of Hindustani Classical Vocal from her Mother and Aunt, after with her maternal Grandfather Shri Sanjib Banerjee. In1996,Indrani was selected as a scholar of the prestigious ITC Sangeet Research Academy, Calcutta and came under the able guidance of Pandit Arun Bhaduri. She is also learning Thumris and Bhajans from Bidushi Purnima Choudhury, great exponent of Benaras Gharana.Indrani also learnt from the great Guru the Late Pandit Ramashray Jha of Allahabad, recently Indrani started learning with Smt Manju Sundaram ji of Varanasi.View Schedule

Vocal Concert by Manjusha Kulkarni Patil -- May 5th @6pm

Manjusha Kulkarni PatilBorn in a family of music lovers, Pune-based Manjusha Kulkarni Patil started learning music at the age of twelve from Chintubua Mhaiskar. She then underwent extensive training under D.V. Kanebua of the Agra and Gwalior gharanas. She is currently being guided by Narendra Kanekar from Mumbai, and Vikas Kashalkar in Pune. Securing first position in the M.A (Music) examination, she has received the Sangeet Visharad degree awarded by the Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, Miraj. An 'A' grade artiste for classical and semi-classical music on All India Radio, Manjusha has performed at prestigious music festivals like the Sawai Gandharva Festival, and has also received several awards such as the Pandit Jasraj Gaurav Puraskar and Manik Verma Puraskar.View Schedule

Vocal Recital by Kalapini Komkali -- Sept 14th @8pm

Kalapini KomkaliEndowed with wholly original, melodious and extremely rich voice, Kalapini is widely recognized as one of the finest and well - trained classical vocalists of the younger generation. She is the daughter and disciple of legendary Pandit Kumar Gandharva and has also been trained by her illustrious mother, Vidushi Vasundhara Komkali. Kalapini learnt from her distinguished parents not only the technique and grammer of her art but also inherited a capacity for creativity and reflection. While strengthening her hold over her inheritance with fine sense of understanding, she has evolved her own vision and has emerged in last decade as a vocalist with a profound degree of sensitivity and intensity. Her performances are marked by youthful imagination, artistic thoughtfulness and a mature command over various aspects of classical vocalism. Her musical lineage is most manifest in the emphasis laid on the rendition of the bandish (composition), its bhava or meaning, and in the studied restraint which does not allow the notes, or laya (tempo), to overwhelm the lyrics. The full melodic range and versatility of the voice provides a silhouette but they never are allowed to dominate the rendition by naturally sliding into vocal acrobatics.View Schedule

Santoor by Kunal Gunjal Dec 15th @6pm

KunalGunjal Kunal Gunjal is a young and promising santoor artiste of the young generation. Having a musical background from his father, Shri.Ulhas Gunjal who is a disciple of internationally renowned santoor exponent, Padmavibhushan.Pt.Shivkumar Sharma, Kunal started learning santoor from Dr.Dhananjay Daithankar (Senior Disciple of Pt.Shivkumar Sharma).Kunal is now learning under the guidance of Pt.Shivkumar Sharma and is his Youngest Disciple, striving to make a name amongst the Cognoscenti who have made invaluable contributions to the metamorphosis of Indian Classical Music.Besides having performed with Pt.Shivkumar Sharma on stage, Kunal has performed in various prestigious music festivals and conferences like Pune Festival, 17th Devnandan Ubhyakar Yuva Sangeet Utsav, National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) and MUSIC TODAY to name a few. He has many accolades to his honor including the Dr.Vasantrao Dehpande Yuva Kalakar Puraskar and was also awarded as "Best Indian Classical Instrumentalist" at Vedic Heritage (NY, USA) by Sangeet Martand.Pandit.Jasraj. Kunal is also a recipient of the National Scholarship, awarded by the Ministry of Culture ,Government of India and the Sawai Gandharva Scholarship. Kunal's outstanding mastery over melody and rhythm has helped him leverage the uniqueness which the Santoor can offer to create a unique experience for eclectic audiences. Effortlessly and deftly, Kunal draws out a wide range of emotions from the 100 strings of the Santoor ranging from the introspective to the resounding. View Schedule