• Jasraj

    Pandit Jasraj is an iconic classical vocalist from India, and exponent of the Mewati Gharana. He was first introduced to music by his father Pandit Motiram. Jasraj continued his training under the guidance of his brothers Pandit Maniram and Pandit Pratap Narayan, after his father’s passing, and also trained under Maharaja Jaiwant Singh Waghela of Sanand during later years. He has performed at numerous shows in India and abroad. Jasraj is a recipient of the Padma Shree, Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhusan, Sangeet Natak Academy Award, ITC Sangeet Research Academy Award, Global Indian Music Award (GIMA), amongst many others.

  • Kaivalya Kumar

    Pandit Kaivalyakumar is a distinguished classical vocalist from India, an exponent of the third generation of the Kirana Gharana. His grandfather Pandit Ganapatrao Gurav was one of the first disciples of Ustad Abdul Karim Khan, the founder of the Gharana. Training under Pandit Ganapatrao Gurav and Pandit Sangameshwar; Kaivalyakumar's father and guru, Pandit Sangmeshwar Gurav, is a doyen renowned for practicing true forms of the Kirana tradition. Gifted with a naturally high pitched, mellifluous voice; Kaivalyakumar’s rendition of raagas are marked by his natural approach and rhythm. Kaivalyakumar has performed at prestigious festivals in India and abroad. He is a recipient of the Suryadatta National Award, Bharatratna Pt. Bhimsen Joshi National Award, Hubbali Dharwad Dharohar Purskar, Kumar Gandharva Purskar, Karnatak State Government Award, Raza Foundation Award, amongst many others. Kaivalyakumar is a trustee of Kalanubhava Charitable Trust and has also established a Kalanubhava Academy in Pune.

  • Kala Ramnath

    Kala Ramnath is a distinguished violinist from India, an exponent of the Mewati gharana. She began her training under the guidance of her grandfather, Vidwan A Narayan Iyer and went on to become a disciple of the legendary vocalist Pandit Jasraj. During this mentorship Ramnath revolutionised the violin technique and produced a sound so unique, evocative and akin to classical Indian vocal music that today her style is best known as the ‘Singing Violin’. Ramnath stands amongst one of the best instrumentalists in the world. She has performed at prestigious shows in India and abroad. Her music has also been featured in many Hollywood films, including the Oscar nominated ‘Blood Diamond’. Ramnath is a recipient of many awards, most notably the Rashtriya Kumar Gandharva Sanman, Pandit Jasraj Gaurav Puraskar, Sur Ratna and a Grammy nomination.

  • Kalyanjit Das

    Kalyanjit Das is a notable sitarist from India, an exponent of the Senia Maihar Gharana. He represents the fourth generation of musicians from his family – he is the great-grandson of Late Bimal Chandra Das, grandson of Late Sailen Das, and son of sitar maestro Pandit Kushal Das. Das trained under the guidance of his father and Pandit Sanjoy Bandopadhyay. He also trained in the disciplines of classical vocals under his mother Sujata Das and Ustad Rashid Khan. His other mentors include Biplab Bhattacharya, Pandit Subhankar Banerjee, and Pandit Shankar Ghosh. Das has performed at shows in India and abroad. He is a recipient of the Jnana Pravaha Scholarship in 2012, 1st Prize in All India Radio Music Competition in 2013, Ravi Koppikar Memorial Award, and National Scholarship by the Government of India in 2014.

  • Kushal Das

    Kushal Das is a noted North-Indian sitar and surbahar artist. He was born into a family of musicians in Kolkata – his grandfather, Bimal Chandra Das, was a renowned esraj player and his father, Sailen Das, and uncle, Santanu Das, are also highly reputed sitar players. Das began his training under the guidance of his uncle and father. He later continued his formal training from Pandit Ajoy Sinha Roy, Pandit Manas Chakraborty, Pandit Ramkrishna Basu and Pandit Sanjoy Banerjee. Das has a profound knowledge of music and raga improvisation and is a recipient of the Sangeet Visharad (Gold Medal) from Pracheen Kala Kendra of Chandigarh and Sur-Mani Award from Sur-Singar-Samsad of Mumbai. He participated in most of the major music festivals in India and has toured overseas. Das is a Guru at the Bengal Parampara Sangeetalay in Dhaka.

  • L Subramaniam

    Dr. L Subramaniam is an internationally acclaimed violinist from India. He trained under the guidance of his father Professor V Lakshminarayana. Apart from a career as a renowned performer, Subramaniam is also a celebrated composer – he has written music for orchestras, ballets, as well as Hollywood films. He has toured extensively in India and abroad, and has performed with numerous artists including K V Narayaswamy, Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer, Dr. Balamurali Krishna, amongst many others. Subramaniam’s contribution to music is acknowledged through a sea of awards. He is a recipient of Padma Shree; Padma Bhushan; a Grammy Nomination; D. Litt. Honoris Causa of ITM University; Lifetime Achievement Award, Limca Book of Records; GIMA (Best Carnatic Instrumental Album – Innovations), Global Indian Music Academy; Uttam Vag Geykar Jialal Vasant Award, Big Star IMA Award; Honorary Doctorate, Bangalore University; Creative Music Award, Sangeet Natak Akademi; Best Western Instrumentalist, IIT Madras; President’s Award for Best Violinist, All India Radio; to name a few. Subramaniam is the founder/director of the Subramaniam Academy of Performing Arts, and the Lakshminarayana Global Music Festival – the biggest international music festival in India.

  • Mysore Manjunath

    Dr. Mysore Manjunath is a renowned violinist from India. He is the son and disciple of Prof. S Mahadevappa. Dr. Manjunath has extensively toured in India and abroad. He was the first Indian violinist to be invited to perform at the prestigious International Violin Conference held in Sandiego, and Persian Academy in The Islamic Republic of Iran. He is a recipient of the Sangeet Natak Academy Award and Rajyothsava Award, amongst numerous others.

  • Nritya Chirantan

    Nritya Chirantan is a dance recital based on Tagore music, weaved together with three of Bangladesh’s classical dance forms – Manipuri, Bharatnatyam and Kathak. Conceptualised and organised by Sharmila Banerjee, and directed and choreographed by Shibly Mohammad, Bimbavati Devi, and Kirti Ramgopal; the dance will be performed by Amit Chowdhury, Sweety Das, Snata Shahrin, Sudeshna Swayamprabha, Mehraj Haque Tushar and Zuairiyah Mouli. Nritya Chirantan explores the mythical practices of dance, and the body expressing the creation and destruction of the universe.

  • Padma Talwalkar

    Padma Talwalkar is a classical vocalist from India. She received training in Khayal in three main gharanas; namely Gwalior, Kirana and Jaipur. She was introduced to music by her grandfather Kanebuva, and eventually became a pupil of Late Pandit Gangadharbuva Pimpalkhare. She continued her training under the guidance of Moghubai Kurdikar and Gajananrao Joshi during later years. Talwalkar’s music is best described as a unique blend of the aforementioned Gharanas. She is a recipient of the Sangeet Natak Academy Award, Rajhans Pratishthan Puraskar, Late Smt. Vatsalabai Bhimsen Joshi Puraskar, Pandit Jasraj Puraskar, amongst others. Talwalkar has performed in numerous prestigious music festivals in India. She is married to tabla maestro Suresh Talwalkar, and is the mother of Satyajit Talwalkar and Savani Talwalkar, both of whom are tabla artists.