Tabla Trio -Concert by Ramdas Palsule and group
April 24, 2021
Ramdas Palsule was initiated to Tabla by Pandit G. L. Sāmant. Later, he took intensive training in tabla under tutelage of Taalyogi Pandit Suresh Talwalkar.
Besides performances, Palsule trains the younger generation of tabla students. He is also appointed as a teacher in the Center for Performing Arts of the University of Pune. He performed in major music festivals. He has traveled to countries including the US, Canada, Germany, Australia, Africa and the Gulf Countries with several singers. He has also performed along with many instrumentalists.
Palsule accompanied Indian classical musicians, including the late Jitendra Abhisheki, Jasraj, Shivkumar Sharma, Ulhas Kashalkar, Shahid Parvez, Sultan Khan, Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Tarun Bhattacharya, N. Rajam, Ronu Majumdar,Purbayan Chatterjee, Malini Rajurkar, Padma Deshpande and Veena Sahastrbuddhe.
He has provided tabla accompaniment in Sawai Gandharva Bhimsen Festival to many artists. Recently he accompanied tabla in 62nd Sawai Gandharva Bhimsen Festival to Purbayan Chatterjee and Padma Deshpande.
Palsule has also performed in Fort Myers.
Besides performances, Ramdas imparts training to the younger generation of students of Tabla. For last about 25 years, many students from all over India, are learning from him in our Traditional GURUKUL system....He is also appointed as a Guru in the Center for Performing Arts of the University of Pune, for almost 20 years now. Ramdas is also a Founder Member of AVARTAN GURUKUL, a unique Gurukul started in Pune and he is one of the distinguished Gurus of Avartan Gurukul, along with Gurus like, Taalyogi Pt.Suresh Talwalkar, Pt.Ulhas Kashalkar, Smt.Shama Bhate, smr.Sucheta Chapekar & Pt.Uday Bhawalkar.
Hemant Joshi, Dharwad-Karnataka, born on 06.04.2006 in Music Family (Father Sri Venugopal Joshi, Vocalist, is disciple of Late. Pt. Vasantrao Kadnekar, Goa). On observing his inclination towards Tabla, his father took him to Sri. Satish Hegde, Goa, at the age of TWO for learning Tabla where he had started his journey . Now presently he is learning under the tutelage of
Sri.Srivatsa Kowaligi (disciple of Pt.Sri.Ravindra Yavagal of Bangalore). And Pt. Ramdas Palsule Ji (Pune) ( Disciple of Talayogi Pt. Suresh Talwalkar Ji )
Hemant is a child prodigy. He has more than 200 solo concerts to his credit performed at various centers of the country. Important being, and Blessed to play Jugal Bandi with Grammy Awardee, Padmavibhusan Vidwan. Vikku Vinayakram (Ghatam) & Padmavibhushana Vidwan
Umaalapuram K Shivaraman (Mridanga) participated in Tala-Vadya Kacheri organized by Bhoomija Trust at Bangalore. He is a Juvenile Artist of AIR Dharwad. He was awarded as "Star of Episode" in "Naad-Bhed" arranged by SPICMACAY in Door Darshan and as Child Prodigy Title by Swamiji of Sri Murugamath, Chitradurga. He has received blessings and appreciation Letter from Padmabhushan Sri. Veerendra Heggde, of Dharmasthala
and performed at world famous "ALVAS-VIRASAT" at Moodabidre. He performed at Bangalore,
organised by SurSagar, Bangalore. Hemant has won 1st prize in Tabala percussion Competition
held at Bangalore by Swarashree, Organised Pt. Praveen Godhkindi ji, and also won 1st prize in
Tabala competition by Sangeet Milon Classical Voice of India and got title as Tabala Nawaz.
Shriguru Puttaraj Sangeet sabha Mysore has awarded “PUTTA SHRI “ in 2018 December.
Hemant has performed Tabla Solo at a prestigious stage Saptak, Ahmedabad in Sept 2019,
Performed at Dasara utsava at Mysore 2019. Won 1st prize in Pt. Kanthe Maharaj, Aurangabad,
Tabla Competition held in July -2020 (on line)
Considering his talent as a promising Tabla Artist & Rising Star of India, The Govt of Karanataka
awarded him as "Asadharana Bala Kalavida" (Extraordinary Child Artist) in the year 2015-16.
He is also proud recipient of Sursagar/Soman Scholarship.
Ganesh Tanwade on Tabla.
Milind Kulkarni's, natural flair for Harmonium reflects the eternal essence of Hindustani Classical Music as handed down in the true "Guru Shishya Parampara". Endowed with the talent he has carved for himself a place in the divine world of Music and captured the hearts of the listeners. Milind's tryst with Harmonium bloomed at the tender age of seven. Over a period of time, under the gentle guidance of his Teachers & his own efforts - dedication & rigorous 'Riyaaz '-intense hours of practice - this fine art is flowering to reach a state of exceptional caliber. Milind is today a reputed accompanist and fast emerging as a soloist.
Milind's father, an avid Music lover, recognized the inborn talent of young Milind & opened the world of music at the age of 7th. Milind has born on 30th Jan 1983 at Miraj in Sangli District. Pt. Vasantrao Gurav of Sangli was the first formal Guru who introduced Milind to the 'Seven Swara'. Discovering the potential of Milind, Pt. Anna Diwan of Sangli further enriched Milind's talents. Today Milind is under the fine tutelage of Pt. Pramod Marathe, leading Harmonium player & Principal at the Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, Pune.
Milind earned his B.A. in Music, specializing in Harmonium at Centre for Performing Arts, Pune University, Pune. At present he is doing M.A. from Shivaji University, Kolhapur.
Milind's harmonium playing has tremendous energy, precision and aesthetics. It inspires the vocalist to perform his best. He is a rare harmonium player who understands the finer points of music. This makes his playing perfectly suitable for all types of singing be it classical or light. As a upcoming composer, his work is full of depth. He has a great knowledge about different ragas which he uses in his compositions. His compositions convey the in depth meaning of the words where the expression comes out to the fullest. Singing his compositions is a challenge for any singer. Here as a composer, he makes best use of complicated combination of notes with out hurting the expression. He has created his own place in the world of music with his sheer dedication and talent. He has great knowledge in classical and light music.It is a great and rare combination which reflects in his music. he has released his Marathi music album “ROMANCH”.by Avdhut Gupte & recently he has released his new album “MAIN TO JOGI” by Mangeshji Padgaonkar. He composes his music by name of Milind Vasudev. Recently he has done his own composition's project "offbeat"&"nave sur"
Accompanying Illustrious Musicians...
Milind has accompanied distinguished & renowned Musicians of India like Pt. Jasraj, Pt. Prabha Atre, Ustad Rashid Khan, Pt. Suresh Talwalkar, Dr. Veena Sahastrabuddhe, Pt. Anindo Chatterjee , Smt Koushiki Chakraborty. Pt. Kumar Bose, Shri. Sanjeev Abhyankar, Smt. Padma Talwalkar, Dr. Prabha Atre, Dr. Ashwini Bhide-Deshpande, Pt. Ullhas Kashalkar, Pt.Sanjeev Abhyankar, Pt. Swapan Chaudhari, Pt. Ajay Chakrabarty, Smt. Arati Ankalikar, Smt. Kalapini Komkali, Smt. Aarti Ankalikar-Tikekar, Smt. Devaki Pandit, Shri Shounak Abhisheki, Pt.Yogesh Samsi, Pt. Prabhakar Karekar, Shri. Ramdas Palsule, Shri.Vijay Ghate etc. He is greaded artist of AIR.
He performed his solo performances in India and abroad many times. Also participated in fusion concerts at various places. Recently he performed a fusion concert in ‘Taalchakra’ organized by Pt.Vijay Ghate. He has shared the stage with Ustad Zakir Hussain ji