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Saniya Kulkarni-Patankar [Jaipur-Atrauli Gharana]


Date of Birth : 15th Sept. 1978
Academic Education : M.Com. (with Distinction), Passed C.S.(Intermediate)

Musical Education

Started learning classical music from Smt. Lilatai Gharpure right from the age of six years.
For the last ten years , she is taking systematic lessons and guidance from the eminent Guru Pt. Dr. Ashwini-Bhide-Deshpande of the Jaipur- Atrauli Gharana and accompanies her for vocal support in concerts throughout India as well as abroad. Saniya has passed the 'Sangeet Visharad' with distinction.

Saniya is a 'B' grade artist of AIR and gives regular performances on 'Akashwani'.
A daily riyaz of 6-7 hours, Saniya has gained mastery over different forms of music with a versatile voice (e.g. Khayal, Thumri, Dadra, Gazal, Natya-Sangeet, Bhavgeet, Tappa, Tarana, Bhajan, Abhang, Folk Music (Rajasthani, Gujrati, Punjabi) Saniya does systematic exposition of the Raag structure, brilliant phrasing, variety of taan patterns, ease and grace in all of the three octaves mark her singing. She does not merely present the gammer of a Raag, but can build it up into an aesthetically pleasing experience.

Achievements

1st prize in the following competitions (Light Music category)

  1. Balagandharva Rasik Mandal (1989)
  2. Vivekanand Kendra (1991)
  3. Sakal Natyasangeet Competition (1991)
  4. Krishnageet Competition , Abhidyaan Mandal (1992)
  5. 'All India Radio' Competition (1997)
  6. Ganavardhan light classical competition (1998)

1st prize in the following competitions (Classical Music category)

  1. Phoenix Academy (1984)
  2. Lions Club of Poona (1985)
  3. VileParle Music Circle Competition (1997)
  4. Rotary Club Competition (1998)
  5. Swarmadhuri Competition (1998)
  6. SNDT Music Circle Competition (1999)
  7. All India Radio (Light Music and Classical Music, 2002)

Scholarships

  • Dadar Matunga Cultural Centre ('Guru-Shishya parampara')
  • Ganavardhan, Pune

Performances

  1. Late Ustad Thirakwa Mahotsav
  2. Kalashri
  3. Sangeet Dhara
  4. Jangli Maharaj Mahotsav
  5. Model Colony Music Circle
  6. Sahyadri Swaramanch
  7. Sadhana Kala Manch
  8. Abhidyan Mandal
  9. Srujan
  10. Naad
  11. Sanskar Bharti
  12. Cipla Centre
  13. C.S. Institute
  14. Yoganjali
  15. Gandharva Mahavidyalaya
  16. Ganavardhan
  17. Bank of Maharashtra
  18. Pt. Ramkrishnabua Vaze Punyateethi Samaroha
  19. All India Radio Auditorium, Pune
  20. Dadar Matunga Cultural Centre (DMCC)
  21. 'Kal ki Khoj' programme of Nehru Centre
  22. Sharada Sangeet Vidyalaya
  23. National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA)
  24. Yashwantrao Chavan Centre
  25. Goregaon Maharashtra Mandal
  26. Cahitrapalvi Chaturang Pratishthan
  27. Goa Kala Academy, Goa
  28. Sawai Gandharva Music Festival, Kundgol
  29. 'Khalvayan' Music Circle, Ratnagiri
  30. Gayan Samaj Deval Club, Kolhapur
  31. Shimoga Art Circle, Karnataka
  32. Swara-Vilas, New Era School, Vadodara
  33. Akashwani Yuva Sangeet Mahotsav, Jaipur
  34. Narsinha Jayanti Mahotsav, Narsinhpur
  35. Artist Union, Solapur
  36. Uva Mahotstawa, Municipal Corporation, Chinchwad
  37. Sargam, Ahemadnagar
  38. Navratra Utsav, Miraj
  39. Samagam Music Circle, New Delhi
  40. Navratra Utsav, Aurangabad
  41. Indira University, Khiragarh
  42. Steel City, Bhilai
  43. Ubhaykar Youth Festival, Bangalore

Additional Performances

  1. A program based on 'Shree Krishna Charitra' called 'Shree Krishna Manmohan'
  2. A program based on 'Varsha Ritu' called 'Barse Badariya'
  3. Besides this, Saniya has given many private performances in and around Maharashtra and has been showered with blessings and appreciation by musicologists, music critics and stalwarts of Hindustani Classical Music like Late Pt. Smt Hirabai Badodekar, Pandit Jasraj, Pt. Smt. Gangubai Hangal, Pt. Smt. Prabha Atre, Late Pt. Jeetendra Abhisheki, Pt. Ratnakar Pai and many others.
  4. Recently completed a successful USA tour (March-May 2005) with 32 concerts all over USA in all major cities and towns in 2.5 months. It contained many forms of Indian Classical, Semi Classical and Light music.
  5. A program based on 'Holi' telecasted on Doordarshan National Channel

Important Achievements

  • Commercial CD released by Musicians' Guild, Mumbai in 2004 (Raag Nand, Basant and Dadra)
  • Commercial CDs (total 2) released by Alurkar Music House, Pune in 2005
  • CD 1: Raag Shree, Yaman, Megh and Rajasthani Mand
    CD 2: Raag Malkauns, Karnatak Basant, Hori and Bhajan

Contact Details

Flat No 1, "Alokshree Sadan" Housing Soc.,
Lane No 2, Happy Colony,
Kothrud, Pune - 411029.
Phone No. 020-25431919
Mobile - 9422513491