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Ravindra Parchure: Gwalior gharana

Personal Details

  • Date of Birth : 21st January 1979
  • Academic Qualifications : B.A., L.L.B., Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Application (PGDCA).
  • Qualifications in music : Sangeet Kovid , M.A.(Music)

About Myself

I was inducted into music at an early age, under my father Shri Shripad Parchure and continued my musical training under the late Shri Appasaheb Phadke. I also trained in the finer nuances of the Gwalior gharana under the late Shri Manohar Bhagwat, a vocal classical maestro from Gwalior.

I was fortunate to receive the guidance of renowned vocalist Pandit Arun Kashalkar, of the Gwalior-Agra gharana. Learning under my Guru in the traditional guru-shishya parampara for several years, I had the privilege of living in the home of my Guru and freely imbibing the musical principles of the Gwalior-Agra gayaki.

Pandit Arun Kashalkar comes from a well known musical lineage and was blessed with the guidance of gurus like Pt. Rajabhau Kogje and Pt. Ram Marathe who moulded his gayaki.He then came under the guidance of the stalwart vocalist and violinist Pandit Gajananrao Joshi of Gwalior, Jaipur and Agra gharana and also the renowned vocalist, Pt. Babanrao Haldankar of the Agra gharana.

I am currently a Hindustani vocal music faculty member at the Temple of Fine Arts, Singapore which is a premier institution dedicated to the promotion of Indian performing and visual arts

Significant Awards

Awarded first prize in the Pandit Ratanjankar Khayal Gayan Competition, organised by Ganvardhan Pune and the Pt. Ratanjankar Foundation, Mumbai carrying cash prize of INR 25,000 2004
First prize winner at Panvel Cultural Centre's Indian Classical Music Competition 2004
Awarded first prize in the Bal Gandharva Classical Music Competition held by the Pune Bharat Gayan Samaj, Pune 2004
Received the Smt. Charuta Welankar Award conferred by the Sajan Milap Trust,Mumbai 2003
Awarded the 2nd prize in the National Competition of Music held by the Brihan Maharashtra Mandal, New Delhi 2001

My significant performances/concerts

Performed solo at the Kala Utsavam Festival of Indian Arts at the Esplanade, Singapore Nov 2008
Parampara series of concerts at the Temple of Fine Arts, Singapore Sept-Oct 2008
‘Sant Bhakti Vandana’, a concert of devotional music at the Jubilee Hall,Singapore 30-31st Aug 2008
‘Swar Samvad’, a Hindustani-Carnatic vocal jugalbandi , Singapore May 2008
Performed at the SIFAS (Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society) Festival of music and dance March 2008
Performed at Kala Utsavam 2007, Esplanade, Singapore Oct 2007
Performed solo at the Temple of Fine Arts , Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia April 2007
Performed at the Pandit Balasaheb Poochvale Smriti Samaroh, organized by the Ustad Allauddin Khan Sangeet Academy, Bhopal, India January 2007
Performed at the NCPA, Mumbai 2005
Performed at the Pandit Ratanjankar Memorial Concert, 2004, organised by Ganvardhan Pune and the Pt. Ratanjankar Foundation , Mumbai, India 2004
Classical vocal recital at the Akhil Bharatiya Kalidas Samaroha, Ujjain, India 2004
Classical vocal recital at the Brihan Maharashtra Mandal Annual Conference held in Lucknow, India 2000
Performed at the 13th Yuva Sangeet Nritya Mahotsav organised by the South-Central Zone Cultural Centre, Nagpur in Belgaum, India 2000
Performed at the Nohata Sahasrabdi Samaroh, Damoh organized by the Govt. of M.P. in Damoh, M.P. , India 2000
Classical vocal recital at the Akhil Bharatiya Kalidas Samaroha, Ujjain, India 1996