Live (stream) @ India Music Week (13th Oct): Vocalist Pushkar Lele (Hindustani) with Tabla & Harmonium.
Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on October 13, 2013
live on stage: Pushkar Lele (Hindustani vocalist) with Tabla & Harmonium
date: Sunday October 13th, 5:00-7:00pm EST
venue: Chhandayan Center for Indian Music 4 West 43rd Street, Suite 618 – New York, NY 10036, United States
landmark: Between 5th & 6th Avenues
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Belonging to the tradition of Pt. Kumar Gandharva, Pushkar Lele (@Facebook) is today, one of India’s leading young and sought-after classical vocalists. A rigorous study of more than two decades with renowned and able Gurus like Pt. Gangadharbua Pimpalkhare (disciple of Pt. Vinayakbua Patwardhan) of the Gwalior gharana, Shri.Vijay Koparkar (disciple of Dr. Vasantrao Deshpande & Pt. Jitendra Abhisheki), Pt. Vijay Sardeshmukh and Pt. Satyasheel Deshpande (both, senior disciples of Pt. Kumar Gandharva) has enriched Pushkar with a rich fund of knowledge. He is a recipient of the Central Government scholarship for classical vocal music awarded by the Centre for Cultural Resources and Training (CCRT) as well as the scholarship from the Department of Culture, Government of India. He has featured on various TV Channels like E-TV (Marathi), Zee Marathi, Doordarshan (Sahyadri) and has been exclusively interviewed on Akashwani Sydney and Worldspace Radio. He is a regular performer on AIR (All India Radio).
Pushkar holds a Master’s Degree in Music from Lalit Kala Kendra (Centre for Performing Arts), University of Pune and is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards like Pandit Jasraj Gaurav Puraskaar, Pandit Vishnu Digambar Paluskar Award, Dr. Vasantrao Deshpande Yuva Kalakaar Puraskaar, ‘Sur Mani’, Gayanacharya Ramkrishnabua Vaze Puraskaar, Sudhir Phadke Yuvonmesh Puraskaar and Pt. Jitendra Abhisheki Smruti Yuva Puraskaar. Pushkar is also the recipient of the prestigious Sanatan Sangeet Puraskaar, whose past awardees include the likes of U.
A much sought after artiste, Pushkar performs regularly all over India and has performed on various prestigious music stages like the Pune Festival, Tansen Samaroha (Gwalior), NCPA (Mumbai), Nehru Centre (Mumbai), Kalidaas Festival (Nagpur), Bharat Bhavan (Bhopal), Kala Academy (Goa), Prayag Sangit Samiti (Allahabad), Pt. V. D.Paluskar Jayanti Sangeet Samaroha (New Delhi), Shriram Shankarlal Music Festival (New Delhi), Bhakti Utsav (New Delhi), Delhi International Arts Festival, ICCR (New Delhi). Internationally he’s been to USA, Australia, Belgium, Netherlands, Singapore and UAE for concert tours.
Apart from pure classical, he also presents Natyasangeet, Bhavgeet, Bhajan, Tappa, Thumri, Dadra, Hori and other semi-classical and folk forms with exceptional ease and expertise. Pushkar is the Founder-Director of ‘Gandhaar School of Music’ where students are trained in Hindustani Classical Vocal Music using a contemporary approach. He is also on the panel of Guru-s of Lalit Kala Kendra, University of Pune as well as Shadja.com, a virtual gurukul to teach classical music online. Pushkar has been featured as one of 35 Young Achievers from all over India, belonging to various fields by INDIA TODAY magazine and has many albums to his credit brought out by Alurkar Music House, Ninaad Creations, Dreams Entertainment…
(Source: 10/2013 – ARC – Archive of Contemporary Music |IndiaMusicWeek (IMW) + Chhandayan.com)
Pushkar Lele live in Mumbai…