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An evening of evocative sounds from the rich tradition of the Benaras gharana of Hindustani classical form on the flute complimented by rhythm steeped in Delhi and Ajrada gharanas performed by two young and accomplished musicians.
Born in a family of traditional legendary musicians of Benaras Gharana, Rajat was fortunate to have the right environment for his latent musical talents to blossom. From six years, Rajat is being learning Indian Classical Music and groomed under the kind guidance of his grandfather late Pandit Raghunath Prasanna & father Shri Ravi Shankar Prasanna. The music heritage has imbibed in him a very keen sense of sur and taal (Musical notes & Rhythm). A daily practice session from last 18 years had enabled him to grasp and master the intricacies and have finer qualities of Indian Classical Music and developing a style that was respectful of tradition, yet full of innovation on Flute.
The polished tonal grace, rhythmic elegance, and depth as well as lucidity of expression evident in Rajat’s playing are the result of his continuing advanced training and refinement under his father and to the rigours of such a preeminent tradition. Rajat has added his own dedication and finesse – through painstaking practice, assiduous assimilation and erudite presentation.
Times Music has released a collection of ragas & dhuns in a cassette named Dharohar-2 on flute at the age of fourteen. Since then he has repeatedly performed in All India Radio, Akashwani & Doordarshan. Recently Mystica Music has released his new album under the series of Hidden Gems. He has performed in Switzerland-World Economic Forum, Spain, Portugal & Egypt- Festival of India,France and Mauritius as the part of an ICCR delegation.
Adarsh Shenoy K
Adarsh started his training in Tabla at the age of 8 under Sri Nagaraj Rao Gaikwad, who built in him a strong foundation of the basics of the Delhi and Ajrada Gharanas. Later he undertook training in the Faroukhabad style under Pandit Rajgopal Kallurkar from the year 1999. At present he is receiving advanced lessons from Pt. Yogesh Samsi of Mumbai. Adarsh constantly accompanies his brother in all his concerts and the duo have given over 500 concerts together and carved a niche for them in the Hindustani Music Circuit.
Adarsh entered the concert arena at a very young age and has been the preferred choice for many vocalists and instrumentalists. He was one of the youngest Tabla players to be awarded with a B-High grade by the All India Radio, Bangalore at the age of 18. He has given many programs on the Radio and TV. Adarsh is also a recipient of many scholarships like the CCRT scholarship from the Govt. of India, scholarship from the State govt. of Karnataka and the Sursagar Scholarship. Adarsh has completed his Vidwath exam in Tabla from the Karnataka State Board and Sangeet Alankar from the Gandharva Mahavidyalaya Mandal of Maharashtra, with high distinction. He is currently pursuing another Music course under the Khairagarh University. He was recently awarded All India 2ndRank in his Sangeet Alankar exam.