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Vikas Kashalkar [Gwalior Gharana]

Pandit Vikas Kashalkar is a well-known vocalist of Gwalior Gharana. He hails from a family of musicians. His father, Adv. N.D.Kashalkar, is a renowned musicologist and a writer. Pt. Vikas Kashalkar had his basic training of Hindustani Classical Vocal Music from his father. Afterwards he was trained in Gwalior style by Pt. Gajananrao Joshi, the stalwart of this Gharana.

Pt.Vikas Kashalkar, a creative genius, has obtained 'Sangeetacharya' degree from Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya Mandal, Mumbai. He has received three awards for this degree. His thesis entitled Creativity in Music is a unique work to show new experiments in the field of music.

His melodious voice and intricacies of 'Tanas' give immense joy to the listeners. His style is deeply rooted in traditions but his imagination knows no boundaries, sky is the only limit. Hence, there is always a feeling of newness in his rendering. He has given a number of performances in various cities all over India and abroad. He is an 'A' grade artist of AIR (All India Radio) and has given performances on Doordarshan. A programme 'Malhar Ke Prakar' conceived by him was presented at various All India Radio stations and received a great applause from the audience. Another programme 'Kalyan Ke Prakar' was also presented at different places which was conceived by him.

He is actively engaged in Music Direction. Recently he has given Music to two Ballets - one on Bhagwan Mahavir, and the other on Bhagwan Neminath. He has to his credit a number of articles on Music. His lectures are a regular feature in Lalit Kala Kendra, University of Poona. A workshop was conducted by him in the Lalit Kala Kendra on 'Riyaz' in 1997, which proved fruitful to the upcoming artists.

A number of students are working for their Ph.D. under his guidance. Many of his students have been awarded the 'Sangeetacharya' degree.

Cassettes Released

Raag Music Company Time Sample
Miya ki Todi Riyaz Musicals 30:00 min Samples
Lalita Gauri Alurkar Music House 30:00 min Sample
Sawani Bihag Alurkar Music House 30:00 min Sample
Hem Kalyan Alurkar Music House 30:00 min Sample
Rayasa Kanada Alurkar Music House 30:00 min Sample
Kedar Nat Alurkar Music House 30:00 min Sample
Darabari Kanada Alurkar Music House 30:00 min sample

Contact Details

Pt. Vikas Kashalkar
52, Prabhakar Apts., Bhelake Nagar, Kothrud, Pune-38

Phone No. 020-25393458