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He Started learning tabla at the age of 15 under the Guru Sri.Shrikant Upadhya who is desciple of late Pt.Basavaraj Bendigeri. After continued under Guru Sri.H.Somashekhar,Dharwad who is the disciple of a well known Tabla Meastro Pt.Sheshagiri Hanagal. His infinite interest and devotion towards music his hard work made him a top perfomer in a very short period of learning. And now taking a superior guidance and learning under very well known artist of our country Guru Pt.Ravindra Yavagal,Bangalore. He has completed M.Music degree with Gold Medol from "Karnataka University Dharwad". Awarded P.hD under the same university. Won many prizes in youth festivals and competitions. Received many awards like "Young Ideal of the Year 2011" from Deshpande Foundation, Hubli. “ARALU MALLIGE” and “Karnataka Kala Chetana” State Awards from Gnana Mandara Shykshanika Mattu Samskritika Academy Bangaluru in 2012 and 2014. He is also a Graded artist of All India Radio. He has Accompanied with many senior artists like Pt. Maniprasad, Pt. Ganapati Bhat Hasanagi, Pt.M.Venkateshkumar Pt. Naganat Vadeyar, Pt. Harish Tiwari, Pt. Kaivalyakumar Gurav, Pt. Jayateerth Mevundi, Ustad Shafiq Khan, Pt. Milind Chittal and many more young and well known vocalists as well as instrumental artists across Karnataka and also given concerts in Goa, Pune, Tirupati, Mantralaya, Nagpur, Culcutta, Chennai and across several states. Also performed in UK cities like London, Manchester, Scottland, Cardiff etc… And he is a “Graded Artist of All India Radio” He has played tabla in fusions also. With his wonderful playing techniques in tabla he has become a expert accompanist and solo artist.
Shri. Basavaraj Hiremath
Shri. Basavaraj Hiremath is a well-known Tabla player across India. He started training under Pt. Rajgopal Kallurkar . He later continued to learn from Shri. Shrikanth Upadhyay and subsequently from Pt. Ravi Kudligi. He has 20 years of experience as a Tabala Accompanist.
Shri. Basavaraj Hiremath has performed extensively all over Karnataka sangeetotsava functions name a few are
1) Sawai Gandharva Utsav, Kundgol
2) Dr. Mallikarjun Mansur Sangeetotsava and many more in Karnataka state.
And also he performed in Mumbai, Goa, Hyderabad and through out Indian Musical functions.
Shri. Basavaraj had Accompanied with Shri. Pt. Maniprasad, Pt. Ganapati Bhat, Pt. Kaivalyakumar Gurav, Vid. Vijaya Jadhav Gatlewar, Pt. Kedar Narayan Bodas, Joolie Dayigodi, Mumbai, Shri. Ashok Nadiger, Pt. Naganath Vadeyar, Pt. Hanumath Burli and many more.
Presently he is working as Tabala Accompanist in Dr. Gangubai Hangal Gurukul Trust®, Hubli
Shri. Shridhar Mandre
Sridhar Mandre is a well-known Tabla player across India. Sridhar was born at Lakshmeshwar in Gadag, Karnataka. He started training at a tender age of 10 under Pt. Gururaj Patil. He later continued to learn from Pt. Puttaraj Gavayi of Veereshwar Punyashram of Gadag and subsequently from Pt. Veeranna Kamkar of Hubli. At present, while maintaining balance as a professional and critically acclaimed Tabla player, he is also seeking the tutelage of Pt. Raghunath Nakod, a top graded Tabla artist of national stature.
Sridhar has performed extensively throughout the country and abroad. To name a few, he has performed in “Heritage Music Festival, New Zealand ”, “Harivallabh Sangeet Samaaroh”, “Sawai Gandharv, Pune”, “Doverlane Music Conference, Kolkata” and “Bengal Sangeet
Sammelan, Dhaka”. He has also accompanied some of the noted classical musicians of our country. The long list flaunts names such as Pt. Puttaraj Gavayi, Dr. Gangubai Hangal, Pt. Venkatesh Kumar, Pt.
Kaivalya Kumar, Dr. Prabha Atre, Pt. Ganapati Bhat and many more.
He has also earned various accolades of utmost respect as a Tabla player. He is a B-high graded AIR artist, and has to his name a number of other awards and certifications from various private and government organizations. The list includes the prestigious “Kumar Sri Award, Gadag 2018” and “Bhimsen Joshi Yuva Puraskar 2016”.
Sridhar, apart from being a full time performer, works as a faculty member at “Dr. Gangubai Hangal Gurukul Trust, Hubli” and is also invited as a guest lecturer in his alma mater “Karnataka University College of Music”.
Shri. Vijay Vitthal Avadhani
He is internal Training is Pt. Somashekar Patil. At present he is training in Tabala Mastro ‘A’ top Grade artist Pt. Raghunath Nakod since 15 years.
1. Worked as Accompanist at Hampi Kannada University, Gulbarga NV Music College.
Awards and Achievements:
1. Secure Second Place at Gurudev Patavardhan Award conducted by Akhila Bharatiya Gandharva Mahamandal, Mumbai.
2. B-high Grade Artist at AIR, Dharwad.
3. Accompanist many leading Vocalists and instrumentalist:
A) Shri Madhva Gudi, A- Grade artist in Hindustani Vocal at AIR, Dharwad & Disciple of Pt. Bheemsen Joshi several times.
B) Shri Ganapati Bhat, A-Grade Artist in Hindustani Vocal at AIR, Dharwad & disciple of late. Shri Basavaraj Rajguru.
C) Pt. Kaivalyakumar Gurav A-Top Grade artist Dharwad.
D) Shri Rajshekar Mansoor, Top Grade artist in Hindustani Vocal and descipal of late Shri Mallikarjun Mansoor.
E) Shri Venkatesh Kumar, A-Grade artist in Hindustani Vocal at AIR, Dharwad & Descipal of Pt. Puttaraj Gavayi.
F) Shri Parameshwar Hegde, A-Grade artist in Hindustani Vocal at AIR, Dharwad & descipal of late Shri Basavaraj Rajguru, and many others.
G) Shri Narasimhalu Vadavatti Clarnet A- Grade artist AIR Dharwad.
H) Ustad Balekhan sitar Artist A- Grade artist Dharwad
I) Vidhushi Renuka Nakod A- Top artist AIR Dharwad And Many more Artist And accompany by Vjay Vittal Avadhani.