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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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Sikkil Gurucharan
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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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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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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