a Musical offering !
SAMARPAN is a musical offering by youthful artists, who have come together with an intention of showing musical solidarity to the traditionally rich Indian classical music. As the name suggests, it is an attempt to musically surrender to the great musical ethos & create every moment musically joyful. It is music of genuine passion and ardour.
The band comprises Ojas Adhiya (Tabla), Vishal Dhumal (Keyboards), Ninad Mulaokar (Flute), Manas Kumar (Violin), I.D. Rao (Saxophone) & Gautam Sharma (Percussions).
Check out individual artiste profiles below.
Ojas Adhiya (TABLA):
Ojas, a child prodigy, was a performing artist in Kalyanji Anandji’s “Little Wonders” and has performed almost 500 stage shows globally. Ojas started learning Tabla at a tender of 5 from Shri Mridangraj ji. He is a Limca Book of Records holder as the youngest Tabla player of India, has got Pt.V.D Paluskar Award, First class First in state level Music competition award conferred by governor of Maharashtra S.M Krishna, and many more. Ojas was fortunate to accompany all the stalwarts in the field of classical and ghazal music viz: Santoor Maestro Pt. Shivkumar Sharma, Flute Maestro Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia, Ustad Rais Khan, Pt. Satish Vyas, Ustad Shujaat Khan, Begum Parween Sultana, Ustad Rashid Khan, Vikku Vinayakaram, Sivamani, George Brooks, Ghulam Ali, Hariharan, Anup Jalota, Talat Aziz and many others.
Vishal Dhumal (KEYBOARD):
Vishal did his first assignment as a music director at the age of 19 for an album sung by Suresh Wadkar, Sonu Nigam, Devki Pandit and others. He has played keyboard with all the top notchers such as Trilok Gurtu, Sivamani, Taufiq Qureshi, Fazal Qureshi, Selva Ganesh, Ustad Rashid Khan, Late Jagjit Singh, Ghulam Ali, Hariharan , Anup Jalota, Bhupendra-Mitali Singh and many others.
Ninad Mulaokar (FLUTE):
Ninad is a gifted artist, with extravagant talent. He has won many laurels including SURMANI by Sursingar Samsad, Pt.Pulaskar award, First in All India Radio Classical Music Competition, ‘A’ grade from All India Radio. Presently he is learning from Anand Kashikar and Vijay Sardeshmukh from Mumbai. Ninad has two solo albums to his credit. He has performed with Ustad Rashid Khan, Hariharan, Pankaj Udhas, Bhupinder-Mitali Singh, Talat Aziz and many others.
Manas Kumar: (VIOLIN):
Manas has done M.Music (diploma) from Lucknow, has received ‘A’ grade from All India Radio, SURMANI by Sur Singar Samsad, Pt. V D Paluskar award, received the CCRT scholarship and senior scholarship from the Ministry of Culture, Govt.of India, and many more. Presently he is learning from Pt. Bidyut Misra. Manas has two solo albums to his credit. He has also performed with Pankaj Udhas, Bhupinder-Mitali Singh, Talat Aziz and many others.
I D Rao (SAXOPHONE):
He is versatile player. At a very young age he has developed himself in playing Saxophone and has very good command in his instrument as he can play Carnatic style, Hindustani Style and Western style very well.
Gautam Sharma: (PERCUSSIONS):
Gautam is a disciple of a legendary percussion maestro Taufiq Qureshi. He has been assisting him and playing with his band MUMBAI STAMP at various festivals and events across India. He has also performed with Ranjit Barot, Roopkumar Rathod and many others.
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