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Ustad Amjad Ali Khan
He was all of 6 years old when Amjad Ali Khan gave his first recital of Sarod. It was the beginning of yet another glorious chapter in the history of Indian classical music. Taught by his father Haafiz Ali Khan, Amjad Ali Khan was born to the illustrious Bangash lineage rooted in the Senia Bangash School of music. Today he shoulders the sixth generation of inheritance in this legendary lineage. After his debut, the career graph of this musical legend took the speed of light, and on its way the Indian cla
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Team Sraavyam
Gurucharan Chandrasekaran (Lead: Vocalist) – (Sikkil Gurucharan): is at the forefront of classical vocalists in India today. His tremendous stage-presence, his awe-inspiring voice, his great scholarship and his ability to transcend cultural borders makes him the greatest ambassador of his chosen field, the South Indian Classical Tradition. His youthful and innovative approach also draws a vast teen audience appeal – key for this tradition to survive and thrive. More details can be had from the artist’s w
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Shantala Subramaniam
Shantala Subramanyam started playing the flute in early childhood under the training of her father, M N Subramanyam, her brother Shashank, an eminent flute artist and vocalists Late Sri. Vairamangalam Lakshminarayanan. She is currently receiving Carnatic vocal training under Sri O.S.Thyagarajan and Sri T V Gopalakrishanan. She received her rhythm training under famous mridangist Trichur Sri.Narendran, Patri Satish Kumar and Parupalli Phalgun. Shantala is appreciated for her melodic presentations combi
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Manju Mehta
Born on May 21, 1945, Vidushi Smt. Manju Mehta is one of India's most renowned female sitarists. A senior disciple of Pandit Ravi Shankar, and hailing from a very well known family of musicians in Jaipur, she combines beauty, creativity, and tradition, to bring out the "rasa" of Indian Classical music. Although Manjuben may initially attract attention due to being a woman in a traditionally male-dominated arena, it's her amazing sense of melody, rhythmic control, and the sheer beauty of her improvisation th
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Rajhesh Vaidhya
Rajhesh Vaidhya, born into a family rich with musical talent inherited his indigenous talents from his father Sri.K.M. Vaidyanathan, an expert exponent of the mridangam and the ghatam. Rajhesh learned to play the veena under the tutelage of Carnatic veena maestro Shri Chitti Babu who became a shining beacon in Rajhesh Vaidhya’s life. Under his superb guidance, Rajhesh learned to draw out the finest nuances of notes from his veena. His performances today are characterized by blistering speed and is made u
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Pt. Ulhas Kashalkar
In an age when maestros of the older generation express fear of the decadence of our grand tradition, Ulhas ji’s music stands like the Colossus, as it were an eternal reminder of the strength of this great art. Ulhas Kashalkar was born in a family of musicians, in Maharashtra. He was initiated into music by his father Sri. Nagesh Dattatreya Kashalkar, an Advocate and a musicologist. A gold medalist in postgradutaion in music from Nagpur University, Ulhas ji received training from Pandit Rajabhau Kog
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Saketharaman
Saketharaman, a child prodigy made his debut in the prestigious Shri Krishna Gana Sabha in Chennai at the early age of 13. At a very young age, Sanketharaman won numerous awards such as “India’s Budding Vidwan” contest held by DKJ Foundation, Best Vocalist in Spirit of Youth Series held by Music Academy, Ramabhadran Centenary Award for the most Promising Young Musician in 2006, Maharajapuram Viswanatha Iyer Youth Excellence Award in 2007, Yagnaraman Award of Excellence for Music from Shri Krishna Gana Sabh
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Pt. Vinayak Torvi
He speaks the language of Angels.. Pt. Vinayak Torvi is a well known artiste of the country who has carved a niche for himself in the realm of music. Gifted with powerful resonant voice with rare rhythm and rich melody, he has been capturing music lovers all over. When gold emerges through fire, it is burnished with fierce pure light. Similarly, this talented Hindustani musician has acquired his melodic dazzle after years of severe discipline. Born on the auspicious day of Shri Ganesh Chaturthi on
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Prerana Deshpande
Acknowledged by connoisseurs as a complete Kathak dancer of rare caliber, Prerana Deshpande is internationally acclaimed as a creative artist whose work reveals the perpetually expanding horizons of the traditional form. Trained by the great maestro, Guru Dr. Rohini Bhate (a doyen of Kathak for over 22 years) and Smt. Sharadini Gole, Prerana has extended the frontiers of her dance tradition to evolve her own distinctive style, which has been described as “uniquely complete" and "an effortless synchronizatio
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Gayathri Venkataraghavan
Gayathri Venkataraghavan is a disciple of Acharya Choodamani Sri. A. Sundaresanand and Smt. Padma Veeraraghavan (Disciple of Sri. K.V. Narayanaswamy). She is currently under the guidance of Padma Bhushan Sri. P.S. Narayanaswamy. Known for her adherence to tradition , with emphasis on Sruthi and Bhava based Bakthi music, Gayathri Venkataraghavan received a number of awards including awards from The Music Academy, Krishna GanaSabha and NaradaGanaSabha. She is graded artist of All India Radio and reci
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Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt
Creator of the MOHAN VEENA and the winner of the GRAMMY AWARD, Vishwa Mohan has mesmerized the world with his pristine pure, delicate yet fiery music. It is due to Vishwa's maiden mega effort that he rechristened guitar as MOHAN VEENA, his genius creation and has established it at the top most level in the mainstream of Indian Classical Music scenario, thereby proving the essence of his name VISHWA (meaning the world) and MOHAN (meaning charmer) and indeed , a world charmer he is.Being the foremost disciple
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Vidwan Unnikrishnan
Unnikrishnan was initiated into Carnatic Music at age of 12 by Seshadri, Unnikrishnan. He was inspired by Sangita Kalanidhi Dr. S. Ramanathan. He attended a special workshop for six months on "Veena Dhanammal Bhani" under Sangeetha Kalanidhi T.Brinda and Sangeetha Kalanidhi Dr.T.Vishwa Nathan. He is a national award winning playback singer for his debut film songs "Ennavale Adi Ennavale" and "Uyirum Neeye". These songs were composed by A. R. Rahman, with whom Unni Krishnan gave most of his memorable song
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H. N. Bhaskar
HN Bhaskar first learned to play the violin from his parents, Sri H K Narasimha Murthy and Smt H N Rajalakshmi. His first public performance was at the age of eight. He is one of the senior-most disciples of the violin maestro Padmabhushan Sangeetha Kalanidhi Sri M S Gopalakrishnan. H N Bhaskar has performed with many musical stalwarts including Pandit Ravi Shankar, Anoushka Shankar, John McLaughlin, Vikku Vinayakaram, T V Gopalakrishnan, T N Sheshagopalan, Dr N Ramani, Mandolin Srinivas, Aruna Sairam and
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Zakir Hussain and Masters of Percussion

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Sanjeev Venkataraman
Sanjeev Venkataraman is one of the popular accompanying Classical Violin artist of India. He is an A graded artist of AIR (National Radio of India). His early tutelage of violin was under Alandur Sri Nataraja Iyer and he continued learning violin from Kalaimamani Ms. A. Kanyakumari. A legendary performer and a dedicated teacher Ms. Kanyakumari has given advanced tutelage to Sanjeev meticulously. Observing his talent, she was determined to put him on stage in 1992. Since then there was no stopping & Sanjeev
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Patri Satish Kumar
Patri Satish Kumar is one of the most sought-after Mridangam artists (percussion). His gurus are some of the great Mridangam artists - Sri Ramachandramurthy, V.A.Swami and V.Narasimhan. Satish was inspired into the world of Percussion right from childhood by his mother Padmavathy, a renowned violinist. He played his first concert at the young age of 7. An exponent of Classical, Fusion and Jazz percussion, he is a very innovative artist and has played in many international festivals. Satish has played many r
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Ishwari Deshpande
Kathak danseuse Ishwari Deshpande, daughter of guru Prerana Deshpande shows every sign of living up to her illustrious lineage
Kathak danseuse Ishwari Deshpande has classical art in her genes. Her great grandfather, Pt. S.B. Deshpande was a renowned musicologist and founder of the Bhatkhande Mahavidyalaya, Jabalpur. Her grandfather, renowned tabla virtuoso Pt. Kiran Deshpande and her father Supreet Deshpande, a leading tabla soloist of India are classical percussionists. Ishwari's mother and guru i
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Pt. Sandeep Das
Twice Grammy-nominated, Pt. Sandeep Das is considered one of the leading Tabla players in the world today. He is one of the favorite disciples of the legendary Tabla Maestro Pt. Kishan Maharaj Ji of the Benaras Gharana. He started learning from Sri Shiv kr. Singh ji of Patna. Debuting at the age of 15 with the Sitar Maestro Pt. Ravi Shankar, Sandeep started touring outside India in 1990. Das can easily be called a musician of the 21st century having bridged the gap between the East and the West suc
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Jay Gandhi
A truly outstanding disciple of the world renowned bansuri maestro, Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, Jay initially trained in vocal music under Smt. Kum Kum Sanyal and later in Bansuri under Pt. Ronu Majumdar, Pt. Vijay Raghav Rao and Pt. Raghunath Seth. Inspired to gain deeper knowledge of both the gayaki ang (vocal style) as well as the tantrakari ang (stringed instrument style), Jay has also taken guidance from Pt Vidyadhar Vyas (vocal) and Pt. Nayan Ghosh (sitar, tabla). He is truly blessed to have been stu
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Kedar Naphade
Kedar received preliminary training in Hindustani Classical Music from his grandfather, Shri Dadasaheb Naphade and from Shri Arvind Gajendragadkar. For over 15 years, he has been a leading disciple of Pt. Tulsidas Borkar, arguably the most acclaimed harmonium player in India today. Kedar has also had the privilege of training from Smt. Padmavati Shaligram-Gokhale, a veteran singer of the Atrauli-Jaipur gharana. She played a pivotal role in his musical development and sowed in him the seed that developed in
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Indrajit Roy-Chowdhury
Indrajit Roy-Chowdhury is a disciple of the sitar maestro Subroto Roy-Chowdhury. Groomed in the Veen-kar style of the Senia gharana, which maintains the Dhrupad origins of Indian Classical music, Indrajit strives to always innovate while keeping a firm connection with tradition and the past. While completing his undergraduate studies at Duke University, Indrajit received the Bennenson Award for the Arts to further his studies of Indian Classical Music. Since then he has been a full-time professional sitaris
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Astha Shukla
Sur and symphony Vocalist Astha Shukla wants to popularize Hindustani classical music among students and listeners through her musical endeavours Classical vocalist Astha Shukla started initial training in Hindustani Classical music at a very early age from her mother Dr. Smt Veena Pani Shukla, herself a very learned musician with a doctorate in music from Banaras Hindu University. Astha also received additional training under Pt. Kashinath Shankar Bodas of Kanpur. After his untimely demise, Astha con
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Vishaal R Sapuram
An art apart Versatility marks Vishaal R Sapuram, vocalist and Chitravina player's artistic vision A Carnatic vocalist and Chitravina artiste, Vishaal R Sapuram was initiated into music at the age of three. Vishaal is a disciple of the renowned Chitravina maestro Shri N Ravikiran. A child prodigy, Vishaal gave his first vocal concert at the age of nine, and soon afterwards, began performing on the rare fretless lute known as the Chitravina. He has performed in concerts at many prestigious venues in Ch
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Melakkaveri K Balaji
Melody in the mridangam Technique and taal get together in mridangam artiste Melakkaveri K Balaji's accompaniment A disciple of his father, renowned mridangam vidwan Sri. Melakkaveri Krishnamurthy, Balaji was initiated to the art of playing the mridangam at a very young age. A versatile artiste, Sri Balaji is known for his deft and complex percussion techniques. He has been providing mridangam accompaniment to many accomplished artistes for about three decades now. He is a proficient performer of the Ko
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Sukkanya Ramgopal
Rhythm divine
Ghatam artiste Sukkanya Ramgopal has magic in her fingertips
For Sukkanya Ramgopal defying traditional boundaries came early in her life by choosing to become a ghatam artiste, an instrument played predominantly by men. One of the first female ghatam player in the field of Carnatic music, Sukkanya has broken through many glass ceilings. Always fascinated by percussive beats, Sukkanya showed an inclination towards such instruments in her childhood. Born in Mayiladuthurai in Tami
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Nitin Mitta
Nitin Mitta is one of the most prominent young tabla players of his generation. Apart from being a dynamic soloist, he is a highly sought after accompanist who has performed with some of India’s most celebrated Hindustani classical musicians, including Pandit Jasraj, Pandits Rajan and Sajan Mishra, Pandit Janardan Mitta, Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Pandit Pandit Budhaditya Mukherjee, Ustad Shahid Parvez , Ustad Nishat Khan, Pandit Nayan Ghosh and Pandit Tejendra Narayan Majumdar to name a few. Nitin has a
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N. Mohanaraman
Mohanaraman was born and brought up in a musical family where his father Shri. Karukurichi Narayana Iyer was a renowned Veena Vidwan. He started learning to play the mridangam under Shri. K. M. Vaidyanathan and continued his advance training under Shri. Thinniyam Y. Krishnan. Mohan has accompanied many leading musicians including, Sudha Raghunathan, Unnikrishnan, Sri. T N Krishnan, Sri. T V Sankaranarayanan and Sri. Mandolin U. Srinivas. In 2002, he was honored with the title "Shree Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam A
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Sai Hari
Sai Hari is a scion of an illustrious musical family from Chennai. He started learning to play the Ghatam under the expert guidance of Ghatam Maestro Sri T. H. Vinayakram ("Vikku") and gained further exposure and training from Kalaimamani Shri. E. M. Subramanian. Sai Hari is currently a disciple of "Ghatam Maestro" Shri V. Suresh.
Sai Hari has accompanied many prominent musicians like Veena Maestro Kalimamani Shri Rajhesh Vaidhya.
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Suryaksha Deshpande
Suryaksha Deshpande is fortunate enough to have a good Literary and Musical heritage. His father Shri. Prakash Deshpande is a retired Professor of English and an eminent writer and critic in Marathi and his mother Prof. Hema Deshpande herself is a vocalist. disciple of Pt. Babanrao Haldankar (veteran of Agra Gharana). He has taken tremendous efforts in balancing his academic career and Tabla training. 1977 born Science Graduate, Suryaksha is a disciple of renowed scholar and performer Pt. Arvind Mulgaonkar
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Samarth Nagarkar
Samarth Nagarkar, a hindustani classical (North Indian classical) vocalist, is a disciple of Pandit Ulhas Kashalkar and Pandit Dinkar Kaikini. A former scholar of the ITC Sangeet Research Academy, Kolkata, he was head of the K. K. Kapoor Sangeet Reseach Academy, Lucknow as Founder Faculty. Pursuing a full-fledged career as a performing vocalist, Samarth is hailed as one of the most promising young artistes of today. Samarth Nagarkar was barely ten when he could identify with raag sangeet (hindustani classi
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Nagai Sriram
Nagai Sriram was introduced to the Carnatic violin at the age of 10 under his grandmother, R. Komalavalli. He currently receives more advanced training from his uncle Vidwan Kalaimaamani Nagai R. Muralidharan. All India Radio rates him as an A-grade artist, and he is also rated highly by Doordarshan Television. Nagai Sriram commenced his career as a violinist at the age of 12 when he played for Neyveli Santhanagopalan in New Delhi. Since then, he has accompanied many leading artists including R.K. Srikanta
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Pt. Ashis Sengupta
Pandit Ashis Sengupta is a dynamic, versatile Tabla player and belongs to the Banaras gharana. He received his initial training from his father Shri Ranjit Kumar Sengupta and was later groomed by Pandit Nanku Maharaj, Pandit Mahapurush Mishra and by Pandit Krishna Kumar Ganguly. His highly aesthetic perception of the Tabla has enabled him to reach the most profound depth of this extra-ordinary instrument and express a range of emotions. Pandit Ashis Sengupta has innovated to the various rhythmic composition
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Siddhartha Belmannu
Shri Siddhartha Belmannu, son of Prasad Belmannu and Usha Belmannu was born on 2nd Oct 1996. He started formal musical education at the age of 5. He received training in Carnatic Classical from Vidushi Smt. Suma Srinath for 4 years. Later, he was attracted towards Hindusthaani Classical music, and received initial training from Pandit P.R. Manjunath, disciple of Sheshaadri Gawayi, maestro of Gwalior Gharana. At present, he is learning Hindusthaani Classical from Pandit Vinayak Torvi, doyen of Gwalior and Ki
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Amit Kavthekar
Young and talented Amit Kavthekar (“Gandaa-Bandh Shagirdh” of the Late Ustad Allarakha) has rhythm running in his veins. At the early age of six, when most children of that age are finishing kindergarten, he was already being groomed in the art of tabla playing by Maestro Ustad Allarakha. Since 1991, he was fortunate to be able to continue his studies under Ustad Zakir Hussain, a Tabla virtuoso. Amit has performed with many music legends such as Ustad Zakir Hussain and Sivamani on Zee Tv in India, Pt. Sh
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Sowmiya
Sowmiya is receiving his Ghatam training from Sri. Vijay Ganesh of Ashburn, VA. Sowmiya also taking advanced lessons from India with Mridangam Maestro Trtchy S Harikumar & Ghatam maestro Dr. S. Karthick. Sowmiya has accompanied many leading vocalists and instrumentalists such as Padmavibushan Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna, Padmashri and Grammy award winner Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Padmashri Kadri S Gopalnath, Sri. P. Unnikrishnan, Smt. Gayathri Venkataraman, Master Kamalakiran and many others.
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Vijay Ganesh
Vijay Ganesh, young mridangist, learnt this divine art from the age of 6. He had his tutelage under great and illustrious master:Vidwan Late Sri. Kumbakonam Rajappa Iyer. Over the years, he established himself as an elite Mridangam player, and has performed extensively in music festivals in India, USA and Canada. He is a regular performer at Cleveland Tyagaraja festival. He has accompanied many eminent Carnatic musicians, vocalists and players of instruments notably Sri Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna, Sri. Vis
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Vittal Ramamurthy
Vittal Ramamurthy is a leading and popular Carnatic (South Indian Classical) Violinist who is both a soloist and an accompanist. Sri Ramamurthy is a Grade 'A' artiste of All India Radio and has performed extensively in National Radio and Television, in addition to live concerts.
Ramamurthy has been fortunate to learn from the legend and violin maestro Padmabhushan Lalgudi G. Jayaraman, after initial training from Sri Hosahalli Venkatram and Smt T. Rukmini. His rendering of Carnatic Music is rich wit
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Neyveli Venkatesh
Initiated to mridangam at a tender age of seven his frist guru is his father A.S. Balaraman. Before he could comprehend the matter mridangam found a place in his petit hands. As he grow older P.P.Venkatesan & Ramanathapuram M.N.Kandaswamy honed his skills. Maiden performance at ten, caught the attention of the media and multilude. Has played in all the temples in and around Neyveli. The spark to achieve was ignited by his supportive family members. This employment at NLC (Neyveli Lignate Corporation) did no
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Supreet Deshpande
Supreet Deshpande is a third generation musician in the illustrious family of noted musicologist Late Pt. S.B. Deshpande. Initiated into world of Tabla at a young age of three, Supreet has since learnt for over 20 years from his father; Tabla virtuoso Pt. Kiran Deshpande – the foremost disciple and worthy successor of the Delhi – Farrukhabad gharanas’ legendary Ustad Shaikh Dawood Khan sahib. He has also learned the intricacies of the Taal – kriya from the illustrious Sangeet Vidwan Taalyogi Pt. Suresh Talw
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