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Chintan Upadhyay

Education :

  • Masters of Arts, Centre for Performing Arts (Lalit Kala Kendra), Universtiy of Pune, - April 2006, Dessertation : “Prabandh Se Dhrupad”
  • B.Com., Bhavnagar University
  • Diploma – Classical Vocal , Bhavnagar University, - May 2003
  • Sangeet Alankar, Brihad Gujarat Sangeet Samiti – October 2002 Ranked Centre First

Training under Guru Shishya Parampara :

Have been learning Dhrupad under the humble guidance of Guru Pt. Shri Uday Bhawalkar since last four years at his place in Pune under Guru Shishya Parampara,

Awards & Achievvements :

  1. Government of India , Ministry of Culture, Scholarship, Classical Vocal Studies, 2005

Experience:

  1. Private Pre - Primary School Tutor (as a mucis tutor) at Sardar Patel School, Bhavnagar, Gujarat for few months
  2. Music teacher in Symbiosis Nursery School for one and half year in Pune
  3. Ph.D. assistance to Subroto Roy – “Examining Avartan in Khayal” in the year 2005,
  4. Event Management: managing two events during university in Bhavnagar, covering marketing , sponcership, sales, musical direction and performance.

Performances:

  • Harmonium accompaniment with Dr. Vikas Kashalkar in a number of programmes in 2005 at Bhavnagar, Gujarat , and also in Pune University during his lac-dem.
  • Tanpura Sangat with Guru Pt. Uday Bhawalkar
  1. in Kalyan Rang (a project by Tata Group)in Mumbai at 24th Feb. 2006
  2. in Dhrupad Festival Madras,
  3. in few concerets at various places like Bangalore, Koimbatore, Pune, Mumbai, Nagpur, Calcutta etc. And I had few opportunities to accompany him as a vocal support in few of them.

Tanpura Sangat with Guru Shri Vijay Koparkar

  1. in several private sittings in Pune and Satara
  2. in a public performance at Bharat Natya Mandir, Pune, at 24th April 2006
  3. in a public performance at Garware Hall, Pune at 26th Jan. 2006

Vocal Performances :

  1. Performed Khayal singing in Bhavnagar in 2001under the banner of ‘Mitra Vartul’ which is a trust to promote the local upcoming artists
  2. Vocal performance of Khayal Gayaki in 2006 at ‘Gaan Mitra’ a centre in Pune encouraging young artists
  3. Performed Dhrupad singing in 2007 in University of Pune at Pt. Bhimsen Joshi Adhyasan, (Centre for Performing Arts)
  4. Performed Dhrupad in Mumbai in a house concert at Shri Anup Jalanji’s place in October 2008
  5. Had an opportunity to perform a Dhrupad Jugalbandi (vocal-vocal)with one of my senior Guru Bhais, Sagar Morankar, in a house concert in Pune in 2007,

Vocal Competitions :

    International : The First International Youth Festival, ‘Ghoonghat 2002’ , Jodhpur- Awarded 2nd place in Classical Vocal and 1st place in Group song(indian)

  • State: 33rd District Youth Services and Cultural Activities Section Festival, Porbandar – Awarded 1st in Indian Classical Vocal, December 2000
  • District : Youth Activities – Awarded 1st in Indian Classical Vocal, November 2000
  • West Zone Youth Festival : competition in Classical Vocal and Group song competition University : numerious awards

Additional skills:

  • DISM: Aptech Computer Centre at 10th October 2002, (containing Java script, Visual basic, Tally, Word, Excel, Power point, Internet Application, etc.)
  • Can play Harmonium, Keyboard , Guitar
  • Can compose songs and make them musically rich,

Interests :

Singing, Listening good Music, Painting, Reading, Composing Music, Playing Guitar, Philosophy.

Contact Details

C/o Pt. Uday Bhawalkar
5, ‘Rama Govind’
Sahavas Society,
Lane No.1,
Karvenagar
Pune- 422052