Live Concerts -NaadYatra Delhi
On this musical journey, it is our endeavour that you have a wholesome experience. Keeping with the idealogy of Naad Yatra, we have taken the time to sift through various performing artists and bring to you artists who we found came closest to the Naad Yatra philosophy. You may not have heard of them before. You may not even find them on Google. But each of them is talented and dedicated to their art and are hugely accomplished. We are really honoured to be able to present them to you.....
Day 1: 17th April, 2015
Vivek Bhola is a young Classical Vocalist belonging to the Gwalior Gharana. He recieved his initial training at the Gandharv Mahavidyalaya, Delhi under the guidance of Shri Samajit Roy.
After completing his MA (Hindustani Vocal Music) from Khairagarh University, he is now getting his advanced vocal training from Pandit Madhup Mudgal at the Gandharv Mahavidyalaya.
Along with Khayal singing, Vivek is also well versed with Thumris and other forms of light Classical music.
Vinay Mishra’s musical taleem started in the early childhood under the able guidance of his grandfather Sri Raja Ram Mishra. Pursuing his musical and academic carreer Vinay trained at Banaras Hindu University, where he devoted himself to music and learnt from Ustad Mehatab Khan. In spite of all his taleem Vinay had a deep longing to become a Harmonium player. He was fortunate to learn under the able guidance of Pt. Appa Shaheb Jalgaonkar for three years.
The journey of his musical performances started from Sankat Mochan Sangeet Samaroha, Ganga Mahotsava, Shivratri Sangeet Mahotsava, Dev Deepawali Festival, Sangeet Natak Akademi and SPIC MACAY.
Vinay has had the opporunity to accompany many of the eminent artists of India such as, Pt. Rajan Sajan Mishra, Pt. Ajay Pohankar, Goswami Gokulotsava Maharaj, Pt. Ulhas Kashalkar, Pt. Baldev Raj Verma, Pt. Madhup Mudgal,Pt. Chhanu Lal Mishra, M.Venkatesh Kumar, Sh. Harish Tiwari, Sri Devashish Dey, Sri Ragunandan Panshikar, Vidushi Girja Devi, Vidushi Shanno Khurana, Dr. Prabha Atre, Smt. Shanti Sharma, Smt. Vasundhara Komkali, Smt. Ashwini Bhide Deshpande, Smt. Kalpna Jhokarkar, Smt. Arti Anklikar,Sushri. Kalapini Komkali, Smt. Subhra Guha, Vidushi Purnima Chaudhari among others.
Kharak Singhji is fortunate to get his Tabla training under some very well-known Tabla stalwarts. His initial training started under the guidance of Pt. Daasmal Ji. After that he started his further training under the guidance of Ustad Faiyyaz Khan Saheb and Padma Shree Pt. Madhup Mudgal Ji.
Now, Kharak is a regular performing artist and is associated with the very prestigious Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, New Delhi.
Day 2: 18th April, 2015
Day 3: 19th April, 2015
Siddhartha is the creator of the”Siddha Veena”, a stringed musical instrument used in Indian Classical Music and World music. The sound of this Veena is a combination of the Vichitra Veena, Sitar, Sarod and the Slide Guitar.
Siddhartha represents the third generation of musicians in his family. His mother late Jaya Banerjee was his first Guru. Siddhartha is also greatly influenced by his father, late Alok Banerjee was an amateur theatre artist.
Siddhartha has also learnt music under Gandharva Kokila Dr. Soma Ghosh, Sarod Virtuoso Pt. Amit Bhattacharya, Pt. Narain Das Chakravorty, Dr. Shibnath Bhattacharya.
He has developed his own unique style of playing the Veena and is adept at creating melodious, mesmerising Alaaps as well as playing lighter music.
Ankit is a young Pakhawaj artist with over 12 years of learning experience of pakhawaj from his Guru, Goswami Sri Kalyan Rayji Maharaj Sri of the Vallabh Sampradaya under the Guru Shishya Parampara. He has also trained under the renowned pakhawaj maestro Dr. Raj Khushiram of Lucknow.
Ankit has been awarded with the title of TAALMANI by Sur Singar Samsad Mumbai in 2010. He is also a graded artist of All India Radio. He has accompanied many maestros of Indian classical music like- Padmabhushan Pt. Rajan – Sajan Mishra, Dhrupad exponent Prof. Ritwik Sanyal, Ustad Bahauddin Dagar, Padmashree Gundecha Brothers, Pt. Nirmalya Dey, Pt. Shivnath Mishra- Deobrat Mishra, Kalapini Komakali, Pt. Falguni MItra and many more.
At present he is pursuing his Ph.d on Pakhawaj at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.
Bihar Brothers – Both Sanjeev Jha and Manish Kumar hail from the same district in Bihar and have been trained in the same Gurukul , The Dhrupad Sansthan Bhopal under the guidance of the Gundecha Brothers.
They are the first Dhrupad duo from Bihar who are trained in and perform the Dagar Gharana of Dhrupad.
Apart from giving solo performances, they have been performing as the Bihar Brothers since October 2014.
Sanjeev Jha received his initial training from Ustad Habeeb Khan(Hazipur) from1994 -1996 and Pandit Arun Bhaduri(SRA,Kolkata) from1996-1998. Sanjeev has done his Bachelor in Music(B’mus) from Banaras Hindu University (BHU) and Masters in Music(M’mus) from Delhi University. He has been training in Dhrupad since 2007.
Manish Kumar's first Guru was Dr. Vijay Kapoor from Varanasi. Later he came to Bhopal and joined the Dhrupad Sansthan and has been training in Dhrupad ever since.
Ramesh Chandra Joshi
Ramesh has the honour of learning the Pakhawaj from Shri Akhilesh Gundecha at the Dhrupad Sansthan, Bhopal (Gurukul) under the Guru Shishya Parampara since 2008. Since then he has been under his guidance and has been performing with reputed artists at many platforms throughout the country.
He has had the good fortune to receive lessons in Pakhawaj (aashirwaad) from Dadaguru Late Pandit Srikant Misra ji.
Some of the artists that Ramesh has accompanied, include Padmashri Gundecha Brothers, Pandit Mukul Shivputra, Smt. Sulochna Brihaspati, Radhika Umdekar Budhkar (Vichitra Veena), Smt. Nancy Lesh Kulkarni (Cello) and many upcoming Dhrupad singers from the Dhrupad Sansthan, Bhopal.
Ramesh has completed his M.A. (Acharya) in Sanskrit. He has also completed Sangeet Prabhakar (Prayaag Sangeet Samiti) and Sangeet Bhaskar (running, from Chandigarh). He is a staff member at the Shri Ram Bhartiya Kala Kendra, Delhi.