Flute Recital by Pandit Rupak Kulkarni
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About Pandit Rupak Kulkarni
A child prodigy, the journey from being Rupak Kulkarni to becoming Pandit Rupak Kulkarni has been metamorphical. His father, late Pt. Malhar Rao Kulkarni infused in him a love for the 'Bansuri'. By the tender age of 9, Rupak was accepted by Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia ji as a disciple. An All India Radio Top Grade Artiste and empanelled as an Outstanding Grade Artiste by ICCR, Rupak has performed at almost all prestigious festivals, both, in India and abroad. Presently, Rupak heads the department of Flute at the Chinmaya University, helping hordes of youngsters fulfil their musical aspirations. Be it pure classical or World music, Rupak is a much sought after artiste. His dextrous playing, combined with his ability to create, have given rise to new ragas. He is also a composer and has scored original music pieces. Many accolades and awards have been bestowed upon Rupak. He has a number of albums to his credit. Be it pure Indian classical, spiritual, devotional, world music, or even for holistic well-being, Rupak has albums for every genre of music. But what really sets Pt. Rupak Kulkarni apart, is his ability to transcend audiences to another plane!
About Pandit Hindole Majumdar
Pandit Hindole Majumdar holds a commendable position amongst the tabla players of his generation. Inspired by his maternal grandfather, Late Sri Chittaranjan Roy, an ardent music lover, and his mother, Late Smt. Sunanda Majumdar, a teacher by profession and a Kathak dancer and disciple of Pandit Ramgopal Mishra of the Jaipur gharana, Hindole started learning tabla at the tender age of 5. In his very first performance at the age of 10, he completely enthralled the audience. He received his first formal training from Shri Shibshankar Karmakar, a disciple of Ustad KaramatullahKhan of Farukkhabad Gharana. He continues to receive training from the great tabla maestro Pandit Sankha Chatterjee of the Punjab and Farukkhabad Gharana in a guru-shishya parampara. He has also had the opportunity to learn South Indian Rhythmic Style from the Mridangam Exponent Pandit S Shekhar. Shri Hindole now performs all over the globe accompanying senior musicians like Ustad Shahid Parvez, Dr. N. Rajam, Ustad Shujaat Khan, Pandit Vishwamohan Bhatt, Pandit Tarun Bhattacharya, Pandit Rupak Kulkarni, Pandit Rakesh Chaurasia, Vidwan Shashank Subramanium, Pandit Sanjeev Abhyankar, Pandit Jayteerth Mevundi, Vidwan Lalgudi Krishnan, Vidwan Ganesh Rajgopalan to name a few. He has collaborated with world music percussionists like Doyra player Abbos Kosimov, four time Grammy award winner Glenn Velez, and world renowned Mridangam exponent Legendary Trichy Sankaran. Hindole has founded the Hindole Majumdar School of Music and Dance in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in USA where he teaches Tabla and Indian Rhythm on a regular basis. He has also numerous CD’s audio and video albums released by various record companies including his own record label Sunanda Records.