Arati Thakur [Kirana Gharana]
Arati is an emerging talent in Hindustani classical music. She is one of the young torch bearers of 'Kirana Gharana.' She is a classical vocalist keeping alive the rich tradition of the Kirana Gharana. Arati started learning classical muasic at the age of 9 from Smt. Leelatai Gharpure. She picked up the nuances of Kirana gayki under the strict watchful eye of Smt. Gharpure. She continued to learn from Smt. Gharpure for 11 years. Presently she is a disciple of Padmabhushan Dr. Prabha Atre. Dr. Atre is one of the legends in classical music. Arati is achieving her goals under the able guidance of Dr. Prabha Atre.
After graduation in commerce, Arati completed M.A. in music from S.N.D.T. university. She stood second at the university level & is the recipient of 'Gaan-Hira' prize. She is a 'Sangeet visharad' from Gandharvamaha vidyalaya. Arati specializes in vocal classical music. She is equally well versed with semi-classical music forms like Thumri, Dadra. She is pursuing semi-classical music under the guidance of Dr. Sanjeev Shende. Arati also sings Bhajan, Abhanga & Natyasangeet. Arati has got the scholarship from Govt. of India, (Dept.of Culture), New Delhi for vocal classical music. She also got the scholarship from Dadar Matunga Cultural Centre, Mumbai.
- Awarded the 'Sur-Mani' award from Sur-Singar Samsad, Mumbai.
- Received 'Parundekar' award at the prestigious Sawai Ghandharva Mahotsav.
- 'Sudha Sindhu' puraskar from Sur Sangat Sanstha.
- Felicitation by the Mayor of Pune Muncipal Corporation.
Arati has performed in many prestigious music festivals & conferences all over India.
- 'Gharana-Sammelan' at Sawai Ghandharva Smarak, Pune.
- N.C.P.A. & P.L. Deshpande Foundation Mumbai, Pune, Kolhapur.
- South central zone Youth Festival. Bhilai.
- Sadhana Kala Manch, Pune.
- Yashwantrao Chavan Smruti Samaroh, Ambejogai.(Marathwada)
- Navratra Mahotsav, Latur.
- Sawai Gandharva Punyatithi, Kundgol.
- Sargam Premi Mitra Mandal, Ahmadnagar.
- Late Ustad Abdul Karim Khan Memorial concert. (Miraj) darga mahotsav.
- Sahyadri Swar Manch, Pune.
- Maharashtra Samaj,Ahmadabad.
- Ganvardhan Sanstha, Pune.
- Kalopasak Mandal, Junnar.
- Omkar Sangeet Dhara Sanstha, Pune.
- Sur Sangat Sanstha, Pune.
- Maharashtra Cultural Centre, Pune.
Competitions & Awards.
- Ganvardhan, Pune, semi-classical music competition.(Malti Dikshit award.) - 1st prize.
- Youth festival, S.N.D.T. College, Mumbai - 2nd prize.
- Sur sanvardan competition - 1st prize.
- Inter college 'Swar-Madhuri' competition - 1st prize.
- All India Radio (pune centre) light music - 1st prize.
- Late Jayantrao Mirajkar competition - 1st prize.
- D.V. Paluskar comp.
- Rotary club Parvati - 2nd prize.
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