Dr. Radhika Veenasadhika, a renowned maestro, is a trailblazer in the world of music, celebrated as the first-ever female player of the vichitra veena and innovator of smallest Vichitra Veena, a uniquely captivating Indian classical instrument. With a rich musical lineage, she is the descendant of Pt. Balabhau Umdekar Kundalguru, an acclaimed vocalist of the Gwalior Darbar, and was mentored by Pt. Shriram Umdekar, an “A” grade artist proficient in Sitar, Surbahar, and Rudra Veena. Her training was further enriched under the guidance of the globally renowned Grammy award-winning Mohan Veena Player, Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt.

 

Dr. Radhika holds a PhD in Indian Classical Music and is acclaimed for her significant contributions to Music Therapy. Her musical expertise extends to a wide array of Indian instruments, from the evocative Rudra Veena and Surbahar to the resonant Sitar, Israj, Jaltarang, Santoor, Harmonium, and Slide Guitar. Her exceptional proficiency is reflected in her versatile command of these instruments, each note resonating with her unique touch.

 

As a four-time gold medalist in Sitar, she has earned degrees with high proficiency in vocal music and various other instruments.

Dr. Radhika’s innovative spirit has revolutionized the field of Vichitra Veena, introducing never-before-seen modifications and a distinctive playing style. Her creative prowess also extends to composition, where she has crafted original Ragas like Navalvihangi, Chaitrvani, and Madhumanjiri, leaving audiences captivated by their unique soundscapes.

 

Her mesmerizing Vichitra Veena performances have entranced audiences both in India and around the globe. In addition to her virtuoso performances, she passionately shares her extensive knowledge and love for Indian Classical and Fusion music through workshops and lectures conducted worldwide. She is dedicated to preserving and nurturing the rich legacy of the Vichitra Veena and other Indian instruments for the next generation.

 

She is the founder director of Veena Venu Art foundation .Dr. Radhika’s extraordinary contributions have earned her widespread recognition through international publications, television features, reality shows, and coverage in radio and print media. In-depth documentaries have explored her masterful performances on the Vichitra Veena, showcasing her unique artistry and innovation. Her talent has resonated with countless music enthusiasts globally, significantly contributing to the growing appreciation of the Vichitra Veena.

 

Furthermore, Dr. Radhika Veenasadhika’s artistry extends to numerous record collaborations with various artists, where she imparts her unique musical flair. Her significant impact on Indian Classical music is further accentuated by her magnificent recitals aired on various television channels. She is not only a maestro in the realm of music but also an accomplished writer. Her insightful writings span topics including classical music, Indian music, and various social issues, published in numerous news outlets and magazines, she also write Hindi novels , Children’s literature books and Musical comics . This diverse body of work continues to inspire and engage readers.

 

Concerts:

Dr. Radhika’s performances span a wide array of prestigious events and festivals, including:

Concerts :

Performed in G20 Summit delhi 2023

Sangeet Natak Academy concert Indore

Saptak Sangeet Samaroh, Ahemdabad

Haridas Sangeet Sammelan, Mumbai

Kumar Gandharva Sangeet samaroh

Swayamsiddha organized by ministry of culture and Bharat Bhavan

Tansen Sangeet Samaroh 2022

Mriduang

Pt.Vidur Malik Sangeet samaroh, Dehradun 2019

Ambabai Sangeet samaroh , Miraj 2019

50th Pt.Bala Bhau Umdekar Sangeet Samaroh

Sangeet Samaroh

Sumanjali Sangeet Samaroh

Sangeetanjali International Women’s day

Veena Samaroh, Bhopal

Durlabh Vady Sangeet Samaroh

Akhil Bhartiy Dhrupad Nad ninad Sangeet samaroh

Sangeet Natak Academy Samaroh

Saz e Bahar By NCPA

Prathama Sangeet samaroh

Veena Utsav

Swar Samvad

Dharohar 2014

Dharohar 2020

Mriduveena sangeet samaroh

Jai-Veena

Inner Harmony workshop

Dhrupad Sangeet Samaroh , Jaipur

Sur Saaj Aur Aawaj organized by AIR Jammu

Dhrupad Sangeet Samaroh , Wardha

Dhrupad Samaroh organized by Doordarshan Bhopal

Dhrupad Nad Ninad Sangeet samaroh organized by Sangeet Natak Academy Jaipur

Dhrupad Sangeet samaroh organized by Jawahar Kala Kendra

Veena Samaroh organized by Anhad Bharat Bhavan.

Pt. Balabhau Umdekar Smruti Sangeet Samaroh, Pune

Pt.Balabhau umdekar Smruti sangeet Samaroh, Gwalior

Sadanand Jadhav sangeet samaroh, Solapur

Music Mojo Kappa TV

Mahakal Sangeet Samaroh organized by Ministry of Culture

Umang Sangeet festival organized by National center of performing arts

Chakradhar sangeet samaroh, Malwa utsav

Dhrupad Virasat Samaroh, Jaipur

Dhrupad Samaroh, Jaipur

Dhrupad Mela

Chandigarh Sangeet Sammelan

Tansen Sangeet Samaroh , Gwalior 2003

Kal Ke Kalakar Sangeet Sammelen

Shani Mandir, Indore

Veenavinodini, Jaipur

Kirti Kala Mandir, Nashik

Sangeet Samaroh Deshpande Auditorium Nagpur

Swarna Pratibha organized by Sangeet Natak Academy

Uttaradhikar at Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal

Suburban Music circles

Yog evam Sangeet Divas by MP Culture department 2023 , Indore

Vichitra Veena Recital curated by Mihir Thakore , 2022

Ethno

Antarang By Sangeet Natak Akademi , 2021

Heal The world – Music Therapy During COVID , NRB NEWS 24

Swaravali Aarohi Sangetotasva

Many More concerts and workshops around the globe

 

 

Awards :

Rajmata Jijau Puraskar 2019 By Mharashtra Navnirman Sena Mumbai.

Sundari Samrat Yuva Purskar by Siddhram Jadava Sanskruti Kala Mandal Solapur . 2018

Abhikalpna Nari shakti Samman 2016

The PERSON OF THE YEAR 2013 INTERNATIONAL AWARD,by the gates and coustion foundation of U.K.

Tiitle of “TOYI” (Ten Outstanding Young Indian) by Indian Jaycees.

Title of “Surmani” by Sursingar sansad Mumbai 2002.

Title of “Gwalior Ratna” by Gwalior Jaycees.

Title of “Sangeet Kala Ratna” by Matru Udbodhan Ashram, Patna.

Title of “Nadsadhak” by Nad Sadhna Samiti, Agra.

Won Four Gold medals in M.A and Kovid in Sitar .

Awarded fellowship for PHD in Music .

She got senior research fellowship for Vichitra Veena .

National Talent search Scholarship by centre for cultural resources and training, New Delhi for Sitar.

Awarded Durlabh sangeet shaily scholarship by Ustad Alauddin khan sangeet Academy Bhopal.

Awarded Scholarship by Ministry of tourism & culture, Govt. of India for Vichitraveena

Gold Medal at 13th Yuva Sangeet Nritya Mahotsav organized by south central zone cultural in 2000.

She participated at the All India Radio music competition held by Akashvani was given special award and Gold medal and recognition as approved artist of all India Radio.

Bronze Medal at National Youth Festival Calcutta in 1997.

Sa re ga ma pa Zee TV Has shown A feature On her and many other news channels

Many International and National Newspaper magazine cover her Story and Interviews.

She was the judge in Talent Hunt Mumbai and many other competitions

    •  Rajmata Jijau Puraskar 2019 By Mharashtra Navnirman Sena Mumbai.
    •  Sundari Samrat Yuva Purskar by Siddhram Jadava Sanskruti Kala Mandal Solapur . 2018
    •  Abhikalpna Nari shakti Samman 2016
    •  The PERSON OF THE YEAR 2013 INTERNATIONAL AWARD,by the gates and coustion foundation of U.K.
    •  Tiitle of “TOYI” (Ten Outstanding Young Indian) by Indian Jaycees.
    •  Title of “Surmani” by Sursingar sansad Mumbai 2002.
    •  Title of “Gwalior Ratna” by Gwalior Jaycees.
    •  Title of “Sangeet Kala Ratna” by Matru Udbodhan Ashram, Patna.
    •  Title of “Nadsadhak” by Nad Sadhna Samiti, Agra.
    •  Awarded PHD In music .
    •  Won Four Gold medals in M.A and Kovid in Sitar .
    •  Awarded fellowship for PHD in Music .
    •  She got senior research fellowship for Vichitra Veena .
    •  National Talent search Scholarship by centre for cultural resources and training, New Delhi for Sitar.
    •  Awarded Durlabh sangeet shaily scholarship by Ustad Alauddin khan sangeet Academy Bhopal.
    •  Awarded Scholarship by Ministry of tourism & culture, Govt. of India for Vichitraveena
    •  Gold Medal at 13th Yuva Sangeet Nritya Mahotsav organized by south central zone cultural in 2000.
    •  She participated at the All India Radio music competition held by Akashvani was given special award and Gold  medal and recognition as approved artist of all India Radio.
    •  Bronze Medal at National Youth Festival Calcutta in 1997.
    •  Sa re ga ma pa Zee TV Has shown A feature On her and many other news channels
    •  Many International and National Newspaper magazine cover her Story and Interviews.
    •  She was the judge in Talent Hunt Mumbai and many other competitions.
    • Mriduang Event
    • Pt.Vidur Malik Sangeet samaroh, Dehradun 2019
    • Ambabai Sangeet samaroh , Miraj 2019
    • 50th Pt.Bala Bhau Umdekar Sangeet Samaroh
    • Sangeet Samaroh
    • Sumanjali Sangeet Samaroh
    • Sangeetanjali International Women’s day
    • Veena Samaroh, Bhopal
    • Durlabh Vady Sangeet Samaroh
    • Akhil Bhartiy Dhrupad Nad ninad Sangeet samaroh
    • Sangeet Natak Academy Samaroh
    • Saz e Bahar By NCPA
    • Prathama Sangeet samaroh
    • Veena Utsav
    • Swar Samvad
    • Dharohar 2014
    • Dharohar 2020
    • Mriduveena sangeet samaroh
    • Jai-Veena
    • Inner Harmony workshop
    • Dhrupad Sangeet Samaroh , Jaipur
    • Sur Saaj Aur Aawaj organized by AIR Jammu
    • Dhrupad Sangeet Samaroh , Wardha
    • Dhrupad Samaroh organized by Doordarshan Bhopal
    • Dhrupad Nad Ninad Sangeet samaroh organized by Sangeet Natak Academy Jaipur
    • Dhrupad Sangeet samaroh organized by Jawahar Kala Kendra
    • Veena Samaroh organized by Anhad Bharat Bhavan.
    • Pt. Balabhau Umdekar Smruti Sangeet Samaroh, Pune
    • Pt.Balabhau umdekar Smruti sangeet Samaroh, Gwalior
    • Sadanand Jadhav sangeet samaroh, Solapur
    • Music Mojo Kappa TV
    • Mahakal Sangeet Samaroh organized by  Ministry of Culture
    • Saptak Sangeet Samaroh, Ahemdabad
    • Umang Sangeet festival organized by National center of performing arts
    • Chakradhar sangeet samaroh, Malwa utsav
    • Kumar Gandharva Sangeet samaroh
    • Swayamsiddha organized by ministry of culture and Bharat Bhavan
    • Dhrupad Virasat Samaroh, Jaipur
    • Dhrupad Samaroh, Jaipur
    • Dhrupad Mela
    • Chandigarh Sangeet Sammelan
    • Tansen sangeet Samaroh,  Gwalior 2022
    • Tansen Sangeet Samaroh , Gwalior
    • Haridas Sangeet Sammelan, Mumbai
    • Kal Ke Kalakar Sangeet Sammelen
    • Shani Mandir, Indore
    • Veenavinodini, Jaipur
    • Kirti Kala Mandir, Nashik
    • Deshpande Auditorium Nagpur
    • Swarna Pratibha organized by Sangeet Natak Academy
    • Uttaradhikar at Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal
    • Suburban Music circles
    • Yog evam Sangeet Divas by MP Culture department 2023 , Indore
    • Vichitra Veena Recital curated by Mihir Thakore , 2022
    • Ethno 2011
    • Antarang By Sangeet Natak Akademi , 2021
    • Chai ki Chuski aur Suron ki Kashti by Veena Venu TV
    • Expert series Season 1 by Veena Venu TV
    • Expert Series Season 2 by Veena Venu TV
    • Shabdatmika By Veena Venu TV
    • Heal The world – Music Therapy During COVID , NRB NEWS 24
    • Swaravali Aarohi Sangetotasva and many more. More Than 100 Performances & workshops in Europe and other countries.

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