Swarnima Gusain [Moradabad Gharana]
Born in the family of Uttaranchal her voice has a golden hue to it and so was christened aptly as Swarnima, which literally means the one with a 'golden aura'. This aspiring Indian classical vocalist is in the forefront in her vocation amongst the younger lot. Swarnima embarked on the journey of classical music at the tender age of nine initiated by Pandit Vasudev Deshpandey. She was further groomed by Vidushi Shubha Mudgal. She has taken Gharanedar talim (school of learning) under the Guru-Shishya parampara (master-student tradition) in Classical music under the illustrious Sarangi Samrat Ustad Sabri Khan of Moradabad Gharana.
Swarnima has a Master's and M. Phil degree in Classical vocal music from the Delhi University. Her brilliance can be judged from the fact that she has been a gold medallist throughout her academic career. A recipient of National Scholarship, Swarnima has bagged several Awards, which include the Talent Hunt Award and the Maharishi Award conducted by the All India Maharishi Gandharva Ved Vishwa Vidyapeeth.
Swarnima is a regular performing artiste in prestigious music festivals in India and abroad and is well received by the music aficionados. Gifted with unique voice, Swarnima's repertoire includes the traditional khayal gayaki (style) of singing. Besides khayal, Swarnima is equally adept in Thumri, Chaiti, Dadra, Kajri, Bhajan and Sufiana Kalaam.
Swarnima's recording credentials include singing for Grammy nominated Anoushka Shankar's album 'RISE'. She has also lent her voice as a playback singer in 'Bilbmangal ki Pratigya' telefim by Doordarshan.
Her milestone achievement is her participation in the 'Ravi Shankar's Festival of India-III' in the USA & Canada. She was again part of the concluding series of 'Ravi Shankar's Festival of India-III', as a lead female vocalist, where she performed at various major auditoriums including Carnegie hall and Disney hall.
A graded artiste of All India Radio, Swarnima is a regular performing artiste at All India Radio and Doordarshan. Swarnima continues her quest for the eternity in the vast realm of music through her dedicated notes.