Ragamala is proud to present its 3rd Annual Summer Festival!
Venue: Eastside Bahai Center, Bellevue, WA.
IMPORTANT: Proof of vaccination and Masks are mandatory.
Date/Time: June 18, 2022
Hindustani Violin Recital by Raikar Violinist Duo
Accompanists: Yashwant Vaishnav on Tabla and Sukhad Munde on Pakhavaj.
9 AM - 12 PM PST
Free event for all.
Milind Raikar is a renowned musician from Goa, India. He is an acknowledged Hindustani classical violinist of the present generation. He is known for his melodious and soulful style of playing the violin. He is mainly the disciple of Violin Virtuoso Padmashri D. K. Datar (Gwalior Gharana) and Gayan Saraswati Kishori Amonkar.
Shri Kuntal Roy, an internationally renowed maestro, is a senior disciple of the legendary guru, late Pandit Shankar Ghosh. Kuntalda is teaching and performing across the world & is well known for his artful accompaniment, creative genius and rigorous teaching in the Guru-Shishya Parampara. As an accomplished tabla solo artist himself, he trains his students for an in-depth knowledge of various aspects of traditional tabla solo presentation & also encourages them to incorporate those elements into their solo and accompaniment presentations.
Pallavi Ekbote received extensive vocal instruction from Smt Vidula Bhagwat, a respected senior vocalist. She holds a Sangeet Visharad degree in classical music & has been performing and teaching for a considerable amount of time. She was a finalist in the TV show SaReGaMa and has also recorded title songs for a few tele-serials. She enjoys various genres of music, ranging from classical, semi-classical, ghazals as well as Bollywood classics. She currently teaches music in the Seattle area.
Brandon McIntosh is an internationally celebrated performer and teacher of Indian classical music. His primary instrument is sarod, a 25 string lute that is a descendent of the Afghan rabab. He began studying sarod in 1997 through a Farrell Merit Scholarship from Central Washington University with dhrupad teacher Jeff Lewis. In 1999 he was accepted by the International Partnership for Service Learning to study sarod in Kolkata, India with Dr. Bhupen Shil while doing service work at Mother Theresa’s Home for the Dying – Nirmal Hridoy
Brandon teaches North Indian classical music on the sarod as well as various other stringed instruments including sitar, guitar and piano in Seattle as well as on Skype.
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM PST
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Known for his rich music, Shri. Samarth Nagarkar has been described by critics as a torchbearer of the musical traditions he represents. Samarth trained under two distinguished masters, Ulhas Kashalkar and Dinkar Kaikini, in the guru-shishya system, where the disciple lives with the guru for several years and acquires deep insight and mastery in the art form through complete immersion. He was also a scholar at the ITC Sangeet Research Academy, Kolkata. Through intensive training and decades of study and practice Samarth has earned a rare distinction of being proficient in three styles or gharanas - Gwalior, Agra and Jaipur.
Having Performed his first major concert in 2000 at age 19, Samarth now regularly features in music festivals and venues around the world. He has several solo as well as collaborative albums to his credit and has authored the much lauded book, ‘Raga Sangeet’. He has composed music for International films and conventions. He was awarded a Fellowship by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India and was one of the youngest to win the prestigious and highly competitive All India Radio’s National Music Competition.
Manoj Tamhankar learnt the basics of Harmonium from Shri Haribaba Khare.
He has had opportunities to accompany well known vocalists such as Smt. Lakshmi Shankar, Dr. Veena Sahastrabuddhe, Pt. Vijay Koparkar, Padma Bhushan Dr. Bala Murali Krishna, Pt. Ajay Pohankar et al.
He also has had opportunities to provide Lehra accompaniment to Pt. Swapan Chaudhari, Pt. Birju Maharaj along with Ustad Zakir Hussain, Pt. Suresh Talwalkar, Pt. Aravind Mulgaonkar.
Tanmay Bichu began learning tabla from the age of 6, under Shree Manohar Pimpalaskar. He has been taking advanced training under Pt. Ramdas Palsule for more than 12 years and is now learning under Pt. Swapan Chaudhuri at the Ali Akbar College of Music. He has also received guidance from eminent tabla maestros like Pt. Arup Chattopadhyay and Ustaad Zakir Hussain. He is an active performer in various Indian Classical and World Music concerts in India and the US. He has performed several Tabla solos in India and the US and is a sought after accompanist for all formats of Indian Classical Music - vocal, instrumental and dance. Tanmay holds a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech and works as a research engineer at Apple in the Bay area.