|About the Artists
in a family of musicians,
Pravin had as his only Guru for Flute, his father Pandit
Venkatesh Godkhindi, an eminent vocalist and Bansuri artiste. Pravin
started toying with a
small flute at the tender age of three and since then the Flute has
been his best
companion. Pravin gave his first public concert at the age of 6 years
and held the
audience spellbound. His quest for deeper knowledge about intricate
rhythmic combinations brought him to Vidawan Anoor Ananth Krishna
Sharma, a reputed Mridangam artiste, who is providing able guidance to
the deeper aspects of Laya and Layakaari.
father has taught him Bansuri (Flute) in Kirana Gharaana Gayaki
(Vocalist) style. But Pravin added the Gatkaari or Tantrakaari
(Instrumental) style by his
own efforts and succeeded in it. He is adept in both the styles.
blowing, control over breath, elaborations of Raga with its aesthetic
extraordinary and skillful rendition of Layakaari are but a few salient
features of his flute recital. He has been ably balancing between
and creative music. Western classical, Jazz, and Carnatic classical
favorably influenced him. He is a composer, a vocalist, an actor, a
Tabla artiste, and a
harmonium player apart from what he is best at - the Bansuri.
was graded “A” by All India Radio and TV at the age of 21. He has been
with titles like Surmani, Aryabhatta and Kalanidhi to name a few.
has performed in jugalbandhi concerts with eminent musicians like
Gopalnath, Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Pandit Ajay Pohankar, Pandit
Vinayakram, Vidwan Ravikiran, Vidwan Mysore Nagaraj and Manjunath, and
more. Pravin has formed a fusion band called Krishna, which has all the three forms of music,
viz. the Hindustani, the Carnatic, and the Western Music. Pravin has
independently worked with great contemporary fusion maestros like,
Shankar Mahadevan, Louis Banks, and
Hariharan, and the drummer and percussionist, Shivamani,. Pravin
has toured the USA,
Canada, Spain, Belgium,
Muscat, Qatar, Holland
for his solo and fusion performances.
Charudatta Phadke has dedicated himself to the
art of music from a very tender
age. The gurus who taught him the basics of the Tabla were Majgaokar
and Rajaram Jadhav. For the last 15 years he has been refining his art
under the tutelage of Taalyogi Pandit Suresh
Talwalkar whom he accompanies quite often.
skill has been apprecieated not only in India
but also in various countries like Germany,
Italy, Switzeland, China, Bangkok,
Austalia. He has been honored with various awards such as the V.D
Paluskar, Taalmani Award.
has accompanied a broad gamut of artists like Pundit Suresh Talwalkar,
Kashalkar, Pundit Birju Maharaj, Ustad Shahid Parvez, and Pundita
He has performed in Taalmala
projects organized by his Guru, in varoius fussion concerts like Beyond
Fusion, as well as in a World Peace project with Chinese and
He has also been part of the CD project Laya Kalpana.