Concert Announcement: Hindustani instrumental jugalbandi (duet)
Shakir Khan (sitar)
Tejas Upadhye (violin)
Nilesh Ranadive (tabla)
Shakir Khan is one of the most promising young exponents of the legendary Etawah Gharana, following in the musical footsteps of his father and guru, the sitar maestro Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan. He represents the eighth generational in an unbroken chain of musical talent and tradition specializing exclusively into the sitar and surbahar. Since his first public performance at the age of eleven, he has performed at many prestigious music conferences in India, including the Dover Lane Music Conference (Kolkata), Sawai Gandharva music festival (Pune), Tansen Music Festival (Gwalior), the Shankarlal Music Festival (Delhi) and many more, and abroad, in the US, Canada and Europe
Tejas Upadhye, a leading young violinist, belongs to the revered Pandit Bhaskarbuwa Bakhale Gharana and has been trained by his father and guru, the eminent violinst Pandit Atulkumar Upadhye. He follows a unique style of violin playing which blends Gayaki Aang and Tantkari techniques, and represents a unique blend of Indian as well as Western technique. Teajs has to his credit many awards and accolades including the prestigious Lions Club and Ganvardhan’s ‘Young Talent in Violin’ Awards, and has performed widely in India, the US, the UK, Germany and elsewhere..
Nilesh Ranadive, a tabla artist whose performances are marked by his versatility, trained under the guidance of Pandit Suresh Talwalkar and has been featured at prestigious performances in India and abroad. He has performed with various musicians and singers, including Rahul Sharma, Ustad Shahid Parvez, Pandit Ajay Pohankar, Begum Parveen Sultana, Aarti Ankalikar and Pandit Sanjeev Abhyankar.