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Born in the family of
traditional legendary musicians, Apoorva Gokhale
has carved a niche for herself as one of the
sought after well-known vocalists of the younger
generation with a firm background of Gwalior
Gharana. She has an impressive musical lineage and
has proudly and responsibly inherited the musical
qualities from her grandfather, the late
Gayanacharya Pandit Gajananrao Joshi and her
great- grandfather Pandit Antubua Joshi, an
eminent court musician in the erstwhile state of
Aundh, district Satara.
At a very tender age of five, she initially
received a sound grooming from her grandfather
Pandit Gajananrao Joshi, who insisted to see in
her tonal perfection with just intonation and
infused a keen sense of rhythm. Later on she
received rigorous training in the form of
guru-shishya parampara under the guidance and
supervision of her uncle Pandit Madhukarrao Joshi,
an eminent vocalist and violinist.
Simultaneously she also received guidance from her
father Shri Manohar Joshi, her aunt Dr. Sucheta
Bidkar and renowned vocalist of the same
tradition, Padmashri Pt. Ulhas Kashalkar.
Apoorva's versatile temperament and approach to
music does not allow her to rest anywhere for she
knows that there is much more far beyond from what
knowledge she has acquired and imbibed in musical
field and hence she must perforce fathom the
oceanic depths of music. As such, she goes on
seeking further able guidance from Pandit Shankar
Abhyankar, an eminent sitarist and composer, Smt.
Manik Bhide, Smt. Ashwini Bhide-Deshpande, Pandit
Yeshwant Mahale and Pandit Arun Kashalkar.
Apoorva is influenced by the best of traditional
musicians, but her approach towards presentation
is all her own and that makes her music unique.
She brings to Khyal singing an expression which,
both lyrical and evocative at the same time,
maintains the seriousness of the form, unimpaired.
Her coherent presentation of khyal is an aesthetic
blending of imaginative alaap, an improvisation in
a sonorous and scintillating voice, gracefully
weaving exquisite patterns of swaras, unfolding
the image of the raga with all its beauty and
dignity, combined with an innate sense of laya
(rhythm). She judiciously gives equal importance
to both gayaki (style) and purity of raga
Born in the family of musicians, Pallavi has
inherited traditional music and represents the
5th generation of the rich heritage of her
Her training started at the age of 5 from her
grandfather, Pandit Gajananbuva Joshi whose
gayaki was a perfect blend of three gharanas
Gwalior, Jaipur and Agra gharana.
After the demise of Pt. Gajananbuva Joshi, she
has taken her training from her uncle Pt.
Madhukar Joshi for more than 25 years.
She also has received guidance from her aunt Dr.
Sucheta Bidkar & from her father, Shri.
Manohar Joshi. She has been awarded Govt.
of India National Scholarship for Hindustani
Classical vocal young artistes.
Pallavi is a graduate in Botany. Her Music Album
Rising Stars is released in 2010 and Madhumalati
Part 2, comprising of compositions of 25 ragas
is released in October 2012. She has given
many solo concerts and sahagayan concerts with
her elder sister Smt Apoorva Gokhale in a number
of prestigious music conferences in India.
was introduced to the art of playing Tabla under
Late Pt. P.V.Sabade at Pune Bharat Gayan Samaj.
Later he took Taleem from the renowned Tabla
player Pt. Suresh Talwalkar of Delhi-Farookabad
Gharana, in a Guru Shishya Parampara for 6
years. He also had the privilege of
understanding the beauty of Punjab Gharana under
the Taleem of world renowned Tabla maestro Ustd.
Allarakha. At present he is learning from Shri
Yogesh Samsi (Senior disciple of Ustd.
Allarakha) and Pt. Vivek Joshi of
Sanjay is recipient of the coveted "Ahmedjaan
Thirkawaa Scholarship" for Solo Performance. He
has accompanied renowned artists like Pt. Ulhas
Kashalkar, Smt. Vasundhara Komkali, Smt. Veena
Sahasrabudhe, Smt. Padma Talwalkar, Dr.Alka Deo
Marulkar, Smt. Aarti Tikekar, Shri. Sanjeev
Abhyankar, Smt. Kalapini Komkali, Smt. Devaki
Pandit, Pt. Mukul Shivputra. He has performed in
major conferences such as Paluskar Smarak
Conference (New Delhi), Shankarlal Festival,
I.T.C. Sangeet Sammelan, Dowerlane Conference,
Sanjay has performed abroad in countries like
U.S.A, U.K, Canada, Australia, Switzerland,
Holland, UAE, Dhaka. He has also participated in
the "World Vocal Festival" Stockholm, Sweden.
He has also experimented with the "Fusion" form
of music keeping the traditional form of Indian
music intact. He has worked with Korean
Chinmay Kolhatkar received his initial music
training from Rajprasad Dharmadhikari, in
Kolhapur. He is currently under the tutelage of
the noted harmonium player Dr. Arvind
Thatte. After completing his graduation in
Electronics, Chinmay has made music his career.
Though young he has already provided harmonium
accompaniment to many leading artists of Indian
classical music. Chinmay is taking vocal training
from Rajendra Manerikar and is learning voice
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University is located at :
2004 Randolph Ave, Saint
Paul, MN 55105
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MSOM's Spring 2023 Concert Series
has been made possible, in part, by voters
of Minnesota through grants from The
Minnesota State Arts Board and The
Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks
to a legislative appropriation from the Arts
and Cultural Heritage Fund. Support
also comes from UHG "Dollars for Doers"
Grant, matching grants from Honeywell and US
Bank, generous donations from Dr Dash
Foundation, late Dr V Premanand &
Family, generosity of IMSOM's members and
donors. All concerts are co-sponsored
by KFAI Radio (90.3 FM/106.7 FM) and
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