Sudhir Nayak is a familiar face at most music festivals in India and has gained recognition as a sensitive harmonium accompanist to several vocalists.
A disciple of the Harmonium maestro and Guru Pt. Tulsidas Borkar, Sudhir also received training from the noted vocalist, composer and Guru Pandit Jitendra Abhisheki in the nuances of Raag Sangeet. Primarily trained in the Hindustani Music tradition, Sudhir has also studied various other genres of Indian music.
At an early age, Sudhir had the honour of accompanying stalwarts in the field of Indian Music like Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, Pt. Jitendra Abhisheki, Pt. Firoz Dastur, Pt. Ram Ashray Jha, Pt.Yastwantbuva Joshi, Pt. Babanrao Haldankar, Pt. Jasraj, Smt. Gangubai Hangal, Smt. Padmavati Shaligram, Dr. Prabha Atre, Smt. Shobha Gurtu, Pt. Birju Maharaj to name a few. He is also regularly associated with contemporary musicians like Smt. Shubha Mudgal, Pt.Rajan & Sajan Misra, Pt. Ajoy Chakravarty, Ustad Rashid Khan, Pt. Ulhas Kashalkar, Dr. Aneesh Pradhan, Shounak Abhisheki among many others.
Sudhir’s musical performances are regularly featured on Indian television and commercial recordings. He has also performed widely in the USA, the UK, the USSR, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Australia, the Far Eastern and the Middle Eastern countries.
Sudhir is equally at home with harmonium solo renditions as he is with accompaniment and has composed music for many musical productions. Sudhir also participates in cross-cultural collaborations being a part of the ensemble ‘Koshish’.
Sudhir has also composed music for many projects and albums which have been recorded and published commercially.
He has been conferred the ‘Saath Sangat Pravin Award’ instituted by the Rajeev Goenka Academy under the auspices of The Music Forum, Mumbai.
Harmonium Solo Album: The Acoustic Keyboard in Raag Sangeet
Several Commercial Releases of Harmonium accompaniment provided to renowned vocalists mentioned in the list above. Some of the titles available onwww.underscorerecords.com
Some of the commercially acclaimed albums as Music Composer:
- "Mohane man Haryo"- Meera Bhajan sung by Devaki Pandit,
- Charani Tujhiya Mahalase- konkani devotional on Mahalasa Narayani- lyrics and compositions by Sudhjir Nayak
- Music For Konkani Drama: Hichi Pavulvat Saraswatanchi,
- Devotional Album Gurukrupa: sung by Prabhakar Karekar & Devaki Pandit
Also provided Harmonium Solo pieces for private albums, Films and TV serials
Sudhir S. Nayak
B/503, ‘Tulip’, Valley of flowers, Thakur Village,
Kandivali (East), Mumbai 400101.