Concerts of 2016

Vocal Concert by Preeti Tamhankar Nov 19th @5.30pm

Preeti Tamhankar Preeti Tamhankar has been learning hindustani classical vocal from her childhood. Initially from her parents Archana and Manoj Tamhankar. Since last 6 years, she is being trained by her guru Pandit Vijay Koparkar. Preeti was also fortunate at very young age, to have had the opportunity to learn from Pandita Dr.Veena Sahasrabuddhe. Preeti has participated in many music competitions and has won numerous awards, both in light and classical vocal genres. She has recorded in two Marathi albums ('Jay Heramb' and 'Gaan veerkavyaache') and also in a hindi educational album (Meera-Masi). Since last few years, Preeti has been performing in numerous programs of hindustani classical solo performances as well as of light music. Preeti performed a solo vocal concert at Pune for Sanskaar Bharati Pune Mahanagar in Jan 2015, and the concert was very well received earning her a title 'Baal veeNaa' in a review by Pandit Hemant Pendse, a well known vocalist and musician from Pune. Preeti was a winner of the hindustani classical vocal competition conducted by Madhukauns organization in Pune in Jan 2015.

Ustad Zakir Hussain with Pt Niladri Kumar - Oct 9th @4pm

Zakir Husain Zakir Hussain is today appreciated both in the field of percussion and in the music world at large as an international phenomenon. A classical tabla virtuoso of the highest order, his consistently brilliant and exciting performances have not only established him as a national treasure in his own country, India, but gained him worldwide fame. His playing is marked by uncanny intuition and masterful improvisational dexterity, founded in formidable knowledge and study. The favorite accompanist for many of India's greatest classical musicians and dancers, he has not let his genius rest there. Widely considered a chief architect of the contemporary world music movement.

Niladri Kumar, global icon to reckon with world renowned & 5th generation sitar player, is an unconventional rare instrumentalist, honing a unique repertoire and profound in depth understanding of traditional and classical styles on the sitar to innovative, electrifying renditions on his own instrumental innovation the 'zitar'. Carving his niche, he emerged as a one of a kind musician and successfully managed to further transform the face of an indian instrument The Sitar - by making it more widespread, accessible and intriguing.

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