THE TWO-DAY ITC Sammelan will be held on December 18 and 19 at the MOP Vaishnav College Auditorium on Nungambakkam High Road. It is organised by ITC Sammelan, Raaga and Carnatica.com. Tickets will be available at Landmark, Shilpi and Amethyst.
On December 18, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.:
Debashish Bhattacharya (slide guitar)
He has created a trinity of slide guitars, chaturangi, gandharvi and anandi. He inherits his music from his parents and forefathers who were renowned singers. His gurus are Pt. Ajoy Chakrabarty and Pt. Brij Bhushan Kabra.
Ulhas Kashalkar (vocal)
Groomed by father N. D. Kashalkar and Pt. Ram Marathe, he trained under Pt. Gajananbuwa Joshi. His delineation of khayal assimilates the ashtang-pradhan styles of Gwalior, Jaipur and Agra.
On December 19, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.:
Ranjani Ramachandran (vocal)
Her initial training in Hindustani vocal music was under her mother, Vijaya Ramachandran, and later under Kashinath Shankar Bodas. She received taalim of an advanced level from Veena Sahasrabuddhe, noted vocalist. In 2001, she was selected a scholar at ITC Sangeet Research Academy, Kolkata, under Pt. Ulhas Kashalkar, representing the Gwalior gharana.
Partho Sarathy (sarod)
His renditions embody Hindustani Raagdari music. He trained under his father, a disciple of Pt. Radhika Mohan Maitra. He took lessons from Ustad Ali Akbar Khan's son, Ustad Dhyanesh Khan. From 1980, he has been the shishya of Pt. Ravi Shankar.
Shruti Sadolikar (vocal)
Her father, Pt. Wamanrao Sadolikar, was a disciple of Ustad Alladiya Khan Sahib (pioneer of Jaipur-Atrauli gharana) and his son Ustad Bhurji Khan Sahib. And she is his disciple. She also trained for 12 years under Ustad Gulubhai Jasdanwala. Now she learns from Ustad Azizuddin Khan, son of Burji Khan Sahib.
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