Tonight’s attractions Priyanka Gope Madhavi Mudgal, Ulhas Kashalkar
Tonight, on the second day of the ‘Bengal Classical Music Festival 2016’, the audience will enjoy the fascinating performances by the renowned music maestros from Bangladesh and India. Besides, the audience will pay extra attention to the noted artistes like Priyanka Gope, Madhavi Mudgal and Ulhas Kashalkar.
Priyanka Gope is a notable vocalist from Bangladesh. She trained under the guidance of Pandit Arun Bhaduri, Pandit Urmi Dasgupta, Dr Asit Roy, Waheedul Haque, Subir Nandy, Shubhra Guha and Falguni Mitra. Gope has performed at prestigious events in Bangladesh and abroad. She is a recipient of several national and international awards. She is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Music, University of Dhaka.
Madhavi Mudgal is a renowned dancer from India, an illustrious exponent of the Odissi tradition. She is the daughter of the late Professor Vinay Chandra Maudgalya, the founder of Gandharva Mahavidyalaya; one of the notable dance schools for Hindustani music and classical dance in New Delhi. Today, Mudgal is widely acclaimed for her deep insight into the art of choreography and her commitment to train and encourage new dancers to the finer nuances of Odissi.
Ulhas Kashalkar is an acclaimed vocalist from India. He was born into a family of musicians. His father, N D Kashalkar, a musician in his own right, initiated him into Indian classical music. He also received training from great masters such as Pandit Ram Marathea and Pandit Gajananbua Joshi. Today, Kashalkar is considered to be a representative of the Gwalior, Jaipur and Agra gharana. He has toured extensively around the world and participated in various music festivals in India and abroad. Kashalkar is a recipient of several awards, among them the prestigious Padma Shri and the Sangeet Natak Academy Award. He has been a Guru at the ITC Sangeet Research Academy for nearly twenty years and is presently the Principal and Guru of the Bengal Parampara Sangeetalaya, in Dhaka.