Hrishikesh Gangurde [Gwalior Gharana]
Hailing from Pune, 1982 born Hrishikesh Gangurde was initiated into vocal music at the age of five by his father Shri Purushottam Gangurde. He later received talim for eight years from Dr. Vikas Kashalkar and Pandit Yashwantbua Joshi. While in school and college, he won prizes in classical music competitions and also received scholarships from the Centre for Cultural Resources and Training, New Delhi and Dadar Matunga Cultural Centre, Mumbai. For six years from 2000, Hrishikesh was a scholar at the ITC Sangeet Research Academy under the able guidance of Pandit Ulhas Kashalkar. He has also learnt semi classical music from Vidushi Girija Devi.
He is 'B High' graded performer of All India Radio.
He has won many awards for music at the school, collegiate and national levels, noteworthy being, Pt. D.V Paluskar Classical Vocal competition, State level competition by 'Bandish' Ahemadnagar, Bharat Gayan samaj Pune, spicmacay orgnised classical vocal competition etc.
Along with that, he has also completed his Master's Degree in Commerce.
Hrishikesh is performing regularly in India.He has performed at Pune, Nashik, Nagar, Ranchi, Madhubani and so on.
Played a role in Sangeet Katyar Kaljat Ghusali. on Marathi stage. Now he is performing with Guru Pandita Shama Bhate ,a eminent kathak maestro and her students. He performed with her at Ratnangiri, Jalandhar,Goa,Belgaon,Pune,Mumbai etc.
He also performed Tabla accompaniment with Pt. Ulhas Kashalkar in many concerts at Kolkata,Imphal etc. His two C.D.s has been released of tabla accompaniment with Pt. Ulhas Kashalkar.