Our Faculty

Dr.Radhika Veenasadhika

Head of the Vocal Veena and Instrument Department

Dr.Radhika Veenasadhika The First ever lady Vichitra Veena player & innovator of smallest Vichitra Veen.a Dr.Radhika Veenasadhika is the granddaughter of Gwalior Darbar Vocalist Pt.Balabhau Umdekar Kundalguru and daughter and disciple of Pt. Shriram Umdekar who is “A” grade artist of Sitar ,Surbahar and Rudra Veena, She is also disciple of Grammy award winner and world famous Mohan Veena Player Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt.

Pt.Rupak Kulkarni

Head of the flute department

A child prodigy, the journey from being Rupak Kulkarni to becoming Pandit Rupak Kulkarni has been metaphorical. His father, late Pt. Malhar Rao Kulkarni infused in him a love for the ‘Bansuri’. By the tender age of 9, Rupak was accepted by Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia ji as a disciple. An All India Radio Top Grade Artiste and empanelled as an Outstanding Grade Artiste by ICCR, Rupak has performed at almost all prestigious festivals, both, in India and abroad.Be it pure classical or World music, Rupak is a much sought after artiste. His dextrous playing, combined with his ability to create, have given rise to new ragas. He is also a composer and has scored original music pieces.
Many accolades and awards have been bestowed upon Rupak. He has a number of albums to his credit. Be it pure Indian classical, spiritual, devotional, world music, or even for holistic well-being, Rupak has albums for every genre of music.But what really sets Pt. Rupak Kulkarni apart, is his ability to transcend audiences to another plane!
Pt.Soumitrajit Chatterjee

Tabla Guru

Born in a musical family. GURU’s…Sri Askok Moitra(Lucknow ghrana),Pt.Shankar Ghosh(Farukabad gharana) & Padmabhusan Pt.Gyan Prakash Ghosh. Participated  many major music festivals like Swami Haridas Sangeet Sammelan,Maihar Music festival(maihar), Dakshini music festival (kolkata),Sangeet Piyasi(kol),West Bengal State Music Academy music festival.,International Music festival (Germany),Asian Music festival (UK),India Festival(France & Switzerland),Bango Sangeet Sammelan(UK) as a soloist & accompanist.Performed with many reputed artists like Ustaad Rashid Khan,Pt.Samaresh Choudhury,Bidushi Subha Mudgal,Pt.Tejendra narayan Mojumder,Pt.Kushal Das,Pt.Rajandra Prasanna etc.Went to Russia, China & Mongalia for concerts & workshops organised by ICCR(Delhi).A-Grade artist of AIR.

Pt.Mrinal Upadhyay

Pakhawaj Guru

MRINAL MOHAN UPADHYAY is son and disciple of Pt. Madan Mohan Upadhyay belongs to an illustrious Pakhawaj tradition Pt. Vasudev Upadhyay Pakhawaj Parampara, GAYA(BIHAR). He started his basic Pakhawaj training at the age of sixteen under the guidance of his father. In very short span of time he won and secured First position in various competitions like the Akashwani music competition, Uttar Pradesh Sangeet Natak Akademy (Kishore and Yuva), Youth affair (Govt of India), Taal Mani title and many more. He has also received National Scholarship from HRD ministry, Govt. of India.

He had performed many Solo Pakhawaj recitals and has accompanied many great artists like :
Padma Vibhushan Pt. Hari Prasad Chaurasiya, Padmabhushan Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Pt. Prem Kumar Mallick, Padmashri Ustad Wasifuddin Dagar, Pt. Rupak Kulkarni, Pt. Rakesh Chaurasiya, Ustad Bahauddin Dagar and the torchbearer of Darbhanga Gharana Prashant Nishant Mallick. 
He has been giving concerts for many years now at various prominent music festivals in India and Abroad including festivals in the USA, Newzealand, Australia, UAE, China to name a few. In India he has performed at some top-notch  music festivals including Baba Hariballabh Sangeet Samaroh, Tansen Sangeet Samaroh, Sawai Gandharv Festival, Taj Mahotsav, Lucknow Mahotsav, Akashavani Sangeet Sammelan, Doordarshan National programme of music concert, Gunidas Festival, IGNCA Festival, SNA Dhrupad Samaroh, WIC Pt. Vidur Mallick Samaroh, Mridu-Ang festival, Kala Ghoda festival, JKK Dhrupad Samaroh, MTV Summit festival, NCPA festival, Bihar Mahotsav to name a few. 
Shri. Mrinal Mohan Upadhayay is a well known ‘A’ Grade Pakhawaj player of All India Radio and Doordarshan.

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