Ratish belongs to the assemblage of young and promising musicians in the field of Indian Classical Music whose performance has made a distinct impact in the hearts of Indian Classical Music aficionado. The rhythm of Ratish’s musical life began very early in life and that too with perhaps the most vibrant Indian rhythmic instrument of them all, the 'Tabla'. Ratish says "I still remember sitting on my father's lap, as he taught me the rhythm that still reverberates in my heart, mind and soul, and all I need to do is close my eyes and be just with ... Dha-Dhin-Dhin-Dha...
Having made music his life, he decided to probe the academic side of it and completed the Bachelor of Music (B. Mus.) examination in Tabla, a two years Post Graduate course Sangeet Kovid from the Khairagharha Sangeet Vishvavidhylay, the largest Indian Music University in Asia. Thirst for knowledge led him to a second postgraduate course titled 'Sangeet Praveen, offered by the most prestigious and the oldest Institution in Indian Classical Music in India called the Prayag Sangeet Sameetee, Allahabad. Not having yet satisfied the craving, he undertook a Masters degree (M.A.) with specialization in Violin, at the Devi Ahilya Vishvidyalays, Indore, where, by the grace of God, he secured the first position in the merit list and a Gold Medal.
Involvement in fusion music concerts
Ratish is an extremely talented violinist when it comes to fusion concerts and jamming sessions with any instruments. He has also played with International musicians and appeared in many corporate concerts as lead violinist. In fusion concerts, Ratish plays electric violin in standing positions which gives a different looks to the entire fusion group.
Ratish belongs to a family of Music worshipers where music literally runs in the blood. He has been fortunate to receive a different and unique kind of training in violin from his guru and father Shri Sharadchandra Tagde, a vocalist, and who mastered his art under the tutelage of his father late Pt. Vishwanath Tagde from Gwalior Gharana. His father, while doing riyaz, would always ask Ratish to follow on violin, which helped Ratish to understand the nuances of Indian Classical Music. Today, Ratish just need to take his Violin in his hand for it to start singing. Later, Dr. Ramesh Tagde, who is a disciple of the legendry Violinist, late Pt. V. G. Jog, commenced imparting training to Ratish.
Ratish is greatly inspired to the Violin playing genius of Dr. M. S. Gopalakrishnan and Dr. N. Rajam and he has no hesitancy in mentioning that their violin playing styles have influenced his musical mind and playing style to a great extent.
Ratish's violin performance includes almost all formats of Indian Classical Music fragments such as Khayal Gayaki Ang, Dhrupad Ang, Dadara, Thumari, dhun etc. He also specializes in playing Marathi Natya Sangeets and Abhangs.
Performances & Achievements
- "Surmani" award by Sur Singar Sansad, Mumbai
- Performance at NCPA, Mumbai
- Performance in Youth music festival organized by the State Government of Madhya Pradesh
- Performed in KaI-Ke-Kalakar Sangeet Sammelan, Mumbai
- Classical Music Festival at. Raipur, organized by the state Government of Madhya Pradesh
- Jugalbandi with many instruments like violin, Sitar, Flute etc
- Performed at prestigious Lata Mangeshkar Puraskar Samaroha at Indore organized by Madhya Pradesh Government
- Upcoming musicians sammelan at Nagpur
- There are many other performances all over India
Following are the finest musical creations amongst many others, available in the form of Cds:
- Anubhuti - Raag Shamkalyan & Jaijayvanti
- Sangitika - Raag Kirwani and Bhakti Geet
- "Explore your within through Violin" - Eights compositions on emotions of within titled.
- ViBGYOR – A musical fusion based on seven chakras of human body, seven colors and seven musical notes. The entire concert is played by seven musicians.
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