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Vishwas Shirgaonkar

Vishwas Shirgaonkar received his initial musical training from Smt. Pushpa Rajhans and two stalwarts of the Gwalior gharana: Pandit Anant Kogaje and late Pandit Yeshwantbua Joshi.

Subsequently, Vishwas was initiated into the gayaki of the Jaipur Gharana by late Pandit Anandrao Limaye.Vishwas Shirgaonkar combines the two major sub-streams of the Jaipur gharana gayaki.

He has received training from late Pandit Anandrao Limaye of Kolhapur, who, as a disciple of Pandit Govindbua Shaligram,belonged to the Ustad Alladiya Khan tradition. After Pandit Limaye’s demise in 1994, Vishwas received training from the late Pandit Ratnakar Pai, another erudite guru of the Jaipur gayaki, who was the disciple of Pandit Mohanrao Palekar and Ustad Gulubhai Jasdanwalla and who represented Jaipur gayaki in it’s original form.

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Notable Performances

Pune Gandharva Mahavidyalaya and “Swarayan”, Pune, January 2016

Taal Utsav, Taal Sadhana Samooh, Nagpur, 2015

Thematic programs like “Nav Kalyan Rang”, “Malhar Darshan”, “Utsav”, “Madhyam Rang” in various venues in India and USA, 2014, 2015

Shrirang Pratishthan, Mumbai, 2015

Swar Mauli, Ville Parle, Mumbai, 2014

Sangeet Vikas Sabha, Pune, 2014

Faculty of Music and fine Arts, Delhi University, 2013

Anwat Raag Festival, Dadar-Matunga Cultural Center, Mumbai, 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015

SoorBahar Festival, Marathi Vishwa, New Jersey, 2012

Karnatak Sangh, Kalabharati sponsored “Pai Punyasmaran”, Mumbai, 2010

Dewal Club, Kolhapur, India, 1999 and 2009

Smithsonian Institution, “Raagas under the skies”, Washington DC, 2005

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