Shivkumar is a name that discerening listners have already started associating with the rich heritage of his birth place, Goa.
Goa has given to the world extraordinarily gifted musicians, and singers such as, Late Pandit Wazebuva,Layabhaskar Shri Khaprumama Parvatkar, Surshri Kesarbai Kerkar, Anjanibai Malpekar, Gantapaswini Mogubai Kurdikar, Pandit Dinanath Mangeshkar, The very famous Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhonsle, Pandit Jitendra Abhisheki and Pandita Kishori Amonkar etc.
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Shivkumar born and brought up at Goa . grew up listening to bhajans and kirtans singing in local temples. at the age of 9 he played Abhimanyu in Musical Drama called Sihancha Chhawa - which was directed by his Father. he was popular in childhood because of his singing .
He developed keen desire to learn music in his early childhood gradually under the influence of his Mother Smt.Lata and Father Shri Shivram - a popular stage artist of Goa.
He has started his initial training of Hindustani Classical Music under Shri Jaykrishna Bhatikar , a popular vocalist and stage artist of Goa at Kala Academy Kendra Sanguem Goa.
Keen on persuing a career in music he came to Mumbai and continued his study of music in Guru-Shishya-Parampara under the able guidance of Pandit Shri Prabhakar Karekarji.
He has actualy taken his Music lessons and learnt Hindustani Classical Music in Guru- Shishya -Parampara by offering Seva to his Guru. Pt Shri Prabhakar Karekarjis style of singing has its inevitable impact on his mind. He tried to assimilate their destinative features to evolve a style of his own. Inspiration, hard work and determination have brought Shivkumar to this stage. Shivkumar has been gifted with a melodious and resonant voice with a natural and effortless range. His main features of singing is suberb exposition of Ragas followed by equally gorgeous bandishes and taans which makes his recital always memorable to the sensitive audience. he combines a fine blend of tradition and creativity in his singing style. The essence of his performance is the beautiful concord between melody and the rhythm. The total effect of his rendering is both delighting and appealing. He caresses your mind with the sweet voice , leading you in to worlds of ultimate pleasure , beauty and peace.
His soulful Bhajan concerts gives heiling experiens to the emotional audience. Shivkumar is a performing artist of rare sensitivity and versatality. Totally dedicated to music,Shivkumar is a regular artist of All India Radio and Television. A regular performer of Hindustani Classical Khayal, Semi Classical as Thumari, Dadra, Devotional Music as, Sanskrit Bhajans, Hindi Bhajans, Nirguni Bhajans/Sufi, Marathi Bhajans - Marathi Natyasangeet , Bhavgeet , Kannada Bhajans, Konkani Geet etc...Shivkumar also Teaches all these forms of Indian Music.
Shivkumar is Param Spiritual Shishya and highly blessed by Great Spiritual Master - Gomantak Bhushan Satguru Shree Brahmananda Swami - Tapobhoomi Goa
Shivkumar has performed all the major cities of India. As well as neibouring country, Bangladesh- Dhaka , Chitagong.
Shivkumar has also performed abroad in Johannesburg- South Africa. School Of Music - Lenasia - , Shri Satya Sai Centre -Birthday Celebration - Lenasia , and other places of Johannesburg.