Vocal concert by Manjiri Asnare Kelkar
Théâtre de l'Esquisse presents

Vocal concert by Manjiri Asnare Kelkar

October 28th 2018
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm / Doors: 6:15 pm

1650 Rue Marie-Anne Est, Montreal, Québec, Montréal, QC, Canada
For more information about this event, please contact Théâtre de l'esquisse at Esquisse@theatredelesquisse.qc.ca.

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Theatre de l'Esquisse is welcoming one of the finest Vocalist of Jaipur Gharana Smt.Manjiri Asnare Kelkar.  She stops in Montreal while touing in North America this fall. She is visiting USA after 7 years. She will be accompanied by Sanjay Deshpande on Tabla and Suyog Kundalkar on Harmonium.

Manjiri is the daughter of renowned Tabla maestro Shri.Anand Asnare who intiated her into classical music.She was trained for 20 years by the renowned guru Pt.Madhusudhan Kanetkar.She also had the previlege of receiving Taleem from the world renowned vocalist Gaan Sraraswati Kishoritai Amonkar.She has performed in all the major music festivals like Sawai Gandharva Mahotsav Pune,Tansen festival ,Harvallabh Samaroha Jalandhar and many more.She has received the prestigeous Ustd.Bismmila khan award,Pt.Kumar Gandharva Award and very recently the coveted GAAN SARASWATI award too.

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Theatre de l'Esquisse is welcoming one of the finest Vocalist of Jaipur Gharana Smt.Manjiri Asnare Kelkar.  She stops in Montreal while touing in North America this fall. She is visiting USA after 7 years. She will be accompanied by Sanjay Deshpande on Tabla and Suyog Kundalkar on Harmonium.

Manjiri is the daughter of renowned Tabla maestro Shri.Anand Asnare who intiated her into classical music.She was trained for 20 years by the renowned guru Pt.Madhusudhan Kanetkar.She also had the previlege of receiving Taleem from the world renowned vocalist Gaan Sraraswati Kishoritai Amonkar.She has performed in all the major music festivals like Sawai Gandharva Mahotsav Pune,Tansen festival ,Harvallabh Samaroha Jalandhar and many more.She has received the prestigeous Ustd.Bismmila khan award,Pt.Kumar Gandharva Award and very recently the coveted GAAN SARASWATI award too.

Concert de chant avec Manjiri Asnare Kelkar

Born in a traditional music family ,her father,Pt.Anand Asanare was a well known Tabla Player.He was the guiding spirit behind her musical journey. Manjiri had her initial training under Pt.C.T.Mhaiskar in Sangli. She has inherited the rich tradition of Jaipur Atrauli gharana from Pt.Madhusudhan Kanetkar,the Doyen of the Gharana.The effect of Pt.Kanetkar’s long association with Ustaad.Bhurji khansaheb is aptly reflected in Manjiri’s Gayaki. She also had the privilege of taking Taleem from the renowned maestro Gaan Saraswati Smt.Kishoritai Aamonkar.

Manjiri exhibits astonishing depth of understanding in her music.Her pliant,polished and seasoned voice with open Akaar, her easy glides,interwinning of laya and swara,so fine as to make the two inseperable - a noteworthy feature of the Jaipur Gharana make her performance slick, scintillating and spell binding. Her performances bear eloquent testimony to her grit and determination,and exacting the training by her illustrious Guru. 

Manjiri has received wide acclaim for her performances at Sawai Gandharva Mahotsav Pune,Kesarbai Kerkar Sammelan Goa, ITC sammelan Kolkata, Dowerlane Conference Kolkata, Harvallabh Sangeeet Sammelan Jalandhar, Shankarlal festival Pune etc. She has enthralled the audience in countries like USA, UK, France, Australia, NewZealand, etc.

Manjiri is the recipient of the prestigious Surashree Kesarbai Kerkar Scholarshipinstituted by N.C.P.A Mumbai for the year 1994. She has been awarded the prestigious Ustad.Bismilla khan Yuva Puraskaar by Sangeet Natak Academy. She has been given the Gaan Hira award by the S.N.D.T University. She has also been awarded the Pt.Kumar Gandharva Award by the MadhyaPradesh Government. Recently she has been awarded the Gaan Saraswati Puraskaar. She is an ‘A’ grade artist of the All India Radio. She has recorded many albums which have been very well appreciated by the listeners all over.

www.manjiriasanare-kelkar.com

Sanjay Deshpande - Tabla player

Sanjay Deshpande is a talented Tabla Player based in Pune, INDIA. He was born in a music loving family and was introduced to the art of playing Tabla under Late Pt. Sabade at Pune Bharat Gayan Samaj. Later he took Taleem (lessons) from the renowned Tabla player Pt. Suresh Talwalkar of Delhi-Farookabad Gharana, in a Guru Shishya Parampara . He also had the privilege of understanding the beauty of Punjab Gharana under the guidance of world renowned Tabla maestro Ustad. Alla Rakha Khan Saheb. At present he is taking guidance from Shri. Yogesh Samsi and Pt. Vivek Joshi.

Sanjay is recipient of the coveted “Ahmedjaan Thirakwaa Scholarship” for Solo Performance. He has accompanied renowned artists like Smt. Vasundhara Komkali, Pt. Ulhas Kashalkar, Pt. Smt. Malini Rajurkar, Pt. Jasraj, Dr. Prabha Atre, Pt. Dinkar Kaikini, Dr. Ashwini Bhide-Deshpande , Smt. Veena Sahastrabudhe and many such great artists. 

He has performed in major conferences such as Sawai Gandharwa Music Festival Pune, Paluskar Smarak Conference, Shankarlal Samaroha in New Delhi, I.T.C. Sangeet Sammelan . Dowerlane Conference, Kolkata. 

Sanjay has performed abroad in Countries like U.S.A, U.K, U.A.E, Canada, Australia, Switzerland, Russia, Holland, Qatar, Sri Lanka, South Korea etc. He has also participated in the “World Vocal Festival” in Sweden. 

He is empanelled as GURU at the Lalit Kala Kendra, University of Pune. He has number of recordings released. His fusion album “Wind From Ayuta” with Korean musicians won the Best album award of the year - 2002 in South Korea.

Suyog Kundalkar - Harmonium player

Suyog is an established harmonium player of the younger generation. He has achieved a distinct identity of his own at a very young age. He started training in Harmonium at the age of six from Smt.RanjanaGodse. Since 1997, he has been a devoted student of the renowned harmonium soloist, accompanist and musicologist Dr.Arawind Thatte.

Also a keen student of classical vocal music, Suyog has trained under Shri.Suhas Datar and Smt. Lalita Khadilkar. He has also participated in "Tappa" workshops conducted by Pt. Balasaheb Poochwale and Pt. Vasantrao Rajurkar.

Suyog is a B High artist of the All India Radio and Doordarshan and he is selected by ICCR (Indian Council for Cultural Relations)on the reference panel of artists.He teaches students through his own ‘SwaravartanFoundation’.

He has accompanied maestros like Dr.GangubaiHangal , Gaansaraswati KishoriAmonkar, Dr.Prabha Atre,Smt. Girija Devi, Smt. VasundharaKomakali,Smt. MaliniRajurkar ,Pt. UlhasKashalkar, Pt.Vyankateshkumar, Smt. VeenaSaharabuddhe, Ustad Rashid Khan, Dr.AshwiniBhide-Deshpande, Pt.MukulShivputra, , AratiAnklikar-Tikekar, RaghunandanPanshikar  ,  KaushikiChakravarti and many others.

He has toured in countries like Switzerland, UK, Canada, USA, Australia, New Zealand, UAE Russia and Bangladesh.  He has performed as a soloist in Pune, Mumbai, Kolhapur, Bangalore,Goa,Banaras,Singapore and Boston (USA).  

He has composed many Bandishes (Vilambit ,DrutKhayals,Tarana,Khyalnuma,Tarana,Thumari) in various Raagas and a collection of his Bandishes‘RaagChitra’ has been published by TejalPrakashan.

He is recipient of prestigious “U.Bismillah Khan YuvaPuraskar” given by SangeetNatakAcademy. He has received GaanSaraswatiKishoriAmonkarSangatkarPuraskar”    ‘Pt.GivindraoTembeSangatkarPuraskar’ "RasikagraniDattopantDeshpandePuraskar".