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Pandit Raghunandan Panshikar's music
reflects the quintessential style of the
Jaipur-Atrauli gharana - a full throated
akaar, dazzling tans and layakari, and a
refined use of meend and gamak. Shri.
Raghunandan Panshikar has developed a
unique treatment to classical singing. A
versatile artist, he also sings semi
classical forms like Bhajans, Thumris,
Gazals and Natya Sangeet with panache.
Recipient of several prestigious awards,
Shri. Raghunandan Panshikar made his mark
in performances throughout India as well
as in Europe, the United States and the
Middle east. He was born into a family of
Sanskrit scholars and classical musicians.
His aptitude for music was recognized and
fostered from an early age. He began his
formal study of music in Mumbai at the age
of eleven learning from the late Pandit
Vasantrao Kulkarni for two years. Later he
took training from the doyen of Jaipur
gharana, Kishori Amonkar starting from the
age of 17 for the next 20 years. During
this time, he had the rare opportunity to
learn from Kishori Tai’s mother, Gaan
Tapaswini Late. Smt. Mogubai Kurdikar, an
early disciple of the founder of
Jaipur-Atrauli gharana, Ustad Alladiya
Suyog Kundalkar is an established
harmonium player of the younger generation. He
has achieved a distinct identity of his own at a
very young age. He started harmonium training at
the age of six from Smt Ranjana Godse.
Since 1997, he has been a devoted
student of the renowned harmonium soloist,
accompanist and musicologist Dr. Arawind Thatte.
Also a keen student of classical vocal music,
Suyog trained under Shri Shreeram Devasthali,
Shri Suhas Datar and Smt Lalita Khadilkar.
Suyog is a much sought
after accompanist. He ably accompanies great
stalwarts at several prestigious music
conferences in India and abroad. Suyog
considers himself extremely fortunate to have
been associated with Gaan Saraswati Kishori
Amonkar and Dr Prabha Atre, whom he has been
accompanying regularly since 2000.
Bharat Kamat was born and
brought up in Pune, India and is one of the
leading tabla artists of India today. At a
tender age of five, Bharat started learning
tabla from his father Pt. Chandrakant Kamat
who was a disciple of Pt. Samta Prasad of the
Bharat has performed at several
prestigious venues such as Sawai Gandharva
Bhimsen Festival, Vasantotsav, ITC Sangeet
Sammelan, Ragmala etc. A frequent performer at
prominent music festivals held in India and
Bharat Kamat has also presented solo
performances and accompanied dance recitals. He
has accompanied several eminent artists of
Hindustani music including Pandit Bhimsen Joshi
with whom he toured India and overseas. He also
played tabla with famous artists such as Pt.
Jitendra Abhisheki, Anand Bhate, Malini
Rajurkar, Veena Sahasrabuddhe, Kaushiki
Chakrabarty, Pt. Mallikarjun Mansur, Kishori
Amonkar, Pt. Jasraj, Girijadevi and many others.
Fall 2021 Concert Series has been is made
possible in part, by the UHG “Dollars for
Doers” Grant, matching grants from Honeywell
& US Bank, a generous donation from the
Dr. Dash Foundation, late Dr V Premanand
& family, and the generosity of IMSOM’s
members and donors. The
activity is made possible by voters of
Minnesota through a grant from Minnesota
Regional Arts Council (MRAC), thanks to a
legislative appropriation from the arts
and cultural heritage fund. All
concerts are co-sponsored by KFAI Radio (90.3
FM Mpls/106.7 FM St. Paul).