Dhrupad Vocal - Sumeet Anand Pandey
Pakawaj - Radheshyam Sharma
Sumeet Anand Pandey
Sumeet Anand Pandey is a young exponent of Dhrupad in the Darbhanga Tradition of Bihar. Sumeet was born into an illustrious music family, custodians of the centuries old ‘Gauhar Vani’ Dhrupad tradition, the Darbhanga Gharana of Bihar. He is the Maternal Grandson of PadmaShree Late Pt. Siyaram Tiwari, one of the most successful exponents of Dhrupad and Great Grandson of music genius Bihar Ratna Late Pt. Ram Prasad Pandey, Sumeet received music as a family legacy. He started learning Indian classical music at an early age from his grandfather, Sh. Birendra Mohan Pandey and since 2008, he has beens receiving Dhrupad training as per the Guru-Shishya Parampara from Dhrupad Maestro, Pt. Abhay Narayan Mallick (grandnephew and disciple of Pt. Ram Chatur Mallick of Darbhanga Gharana). Sumeet has provided vocal accompaniment to his Guru in recitals for 05 years. For the past 5 years, he has given solo Dhrupad recitals and has participated in many prestigious music festivals in India and abroad. He broadcasts from AIR, Delhi Kendra. Being ICCR empaneled artist, he successfully concluded six country Europe Dhrupad tour in summer of 2019.
Pandit Radheshyam Sharma
Pt. Radheshyam Sharma was born into a traditional musical family. He received his training in Pakhawaj from his early childhood under the guidance of his father Pandit Totaram Sharma (Sangeet Natak Akademi Awardee), The Pakhawaj Wizard. Pt. Radheshyam Sharma also had the privilege to learn from his Dada-Guru Swami Murali Dhar and Pandit Purushottam Das (Padmashree Awardee). He also received his training in Tabla from Professor Sudhir Kumar Saxena, who was a disciple of Ustad Habibuddin Khan, the great Tabla Maestro of Ajrara Gharana. Through rigorous training of years Pt. Radheshyam Sharma has mastered the renowned Pakhawaj Gharana – Jaipur Gharana (Nath Dwara).
From the beginning of Indian Classical Music, treasure of the world, Pakhawaj and Tabla have a very important role. Pt. Radheshyam Sharma is undisputed master of accomplishment as well as solo player in this respect. His aesthetic attitude towards music is unparallel and highly appreciated everywhere.
Pt. Radheshyam Sharma is a “Top Grade” Artist of AIR & Doordarshan Government of India. He received B. Mus (Prabhakar) & M. Mus (Praveen) Degree in both Pakhawaj & Tabla. He attained his BA in Economics from Agra University. He is also the recipient of the prestigious National Scholarship and Fellowship (Junior & Senior) awarded by Ministry of Human Resources, India. Sahitya Kala Parishad, Delhi awarded Pt. Sharma for his outstanding performance as well as his contribution in Pakhawaj. He has accompanied with the world famous Musician and performed all over India and aboard. He has also been the member of jury of the Music Audition Board AIR Delhi from time to time.