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Rupesh Gawas

Rupesh Kashinath Gawas born on 18.8.1980, in the village Keri (Sattari) of Goa state. He had his initial training in music at Bal Bhavan Keri, Sattari under the guidance of Shri. Anand Mhaskar and Shri. Prakash Korgaonkar .After securing first class in S.S.C. examination he joined Goa College of Music at Panjim, Goa and secured Bachelor of Music degree in Hindustani Classical Music (Vocal) with first class , under the able guidance of Pt. Sudhakar Karandikar, Dr. Hanumant V. Burli and Prof. Kamlakar Naik. He has done M. Music (Vocal) with Distinction from Lalit Kala Kendra, University of Pune under the guidance of Pt. Vijay V. Bakshi. Rupesh has taken inspiration in the field of Kirtan from well known Kirtankar, Dattadas Ghagbuwa and has also performed number of Kirtans in Goa and Maharashtra.

Achievements in the field of Music:-

  • Awarded the first “National Balshree Award” at the hands of Smt. Vimala Sharma in the presence of then The President of India Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi on 15 November 1995. The award was instituted by Bal Bhavan Society of India, New Delhi.
  • Participated in “Baloutsav” 1996-97 at Jodhpur- Rajasthan organised by “West Zone Cultural Centre, Udaipur, Rajasthan”.
  • Recipient of Dadar Matunga Cultural Centre, Mumbai’s Dr. Shradhanand Thakur Scholarship.
  • Kala Academy, Goa has awarded a scholarship in the field of Hindustani Classical Music (Vocal)
  • Recipient of a Scholarship in the field of Hindustani Classical Music (vocal) from Department of Culture, Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Govt. of India.
  • Approved artiste of A.I.R. for classical & sugam sangeet.

Performances

  1. Participated in the inaugural programme of “Bharat Rang Mahotsav- 2001” {National school of dramas 3rd National Theatre Festival} at New Delhi, which was directed by Pt. Bhaskar Chandavarkar.
  2. Performed in Sangeet Natak Academy New Delhi’s “Sangeet Pratibha festival (A festival of young musicians) held at Pune in 2007.
  3. Performed in 21st “Surashree Kersarbai Kerkar Smriti Sangeet Samaroh 2001”organised by Kala Academy Goa.
  4. Performed programs on All India Radio as well as Doordarshan Kendra Mumbai & Goa. Performed at Ganvardhan Pune’s “Odav Raagrang programme at Pune, Dadar Matunga Cultural Centre – Mumbai, Yeshvantrao Chavan Centre – Mumbai. Deval Club - Kolhapur, Balkrishna Bua Ichalkaranjikar Smarak - Ichalkaranji. Girijatai Kelekar smriti sangeet samaroha Goa, Gantapaswini Mogubai Kurdikar Smriti Sangeet Samaroha Goa. I.T.C., S.R.A - Music forum Mumbai. Tarangini Pratisthan’s Pt. Jitendra Abhisheki Smruti Sangeet Samaroha, Goa.
  5. Performed at Classical Music Festival, Jawahar Kala Kendra – Jaipur (Rajasthan) organised by Directorate of Art and Culture, Govt. of Goa in coordination with Jawahar Kala Kendra Jaipur.
  6. Participated and performed at”Prithivi Festival 2003” at Mumbai.
  7. Participated and performed at “35th International Film Festival of India 2004” at Goa. Felicited as the Goan Young Artiste on the occasion.
  8. A contributor of “Daily Sunaparant” in the field of music.
  9. Presently taking further training in Hindustani Classical Music {vocal} from Pt. Vijay V. Bakshi & Prof. Kamlakar Naik.

Contact Details

House no. 365.

Baheril wada Keri – Sattari Goa – 403505

Phone-0832-2369505 .Cell-9822253247