• A Rendezvous

    One amongst the stellar league of Female Sitarists in India, Amruta’s recitals have received acclamation from stalwarts, senior exponents, connoisseurs & music lovers alike. Her music represents a niche blend of rich repertoire, delicate emotives & command over melodic and rhythmic aspects. Having procured the prestigious Sangeet Alankar degree in Instrumental music, Amruta has also been fortunate to have imbibed training in Indian classical vocal which has added a unique dimension to her recitals. Recipient of numerous accolades & scholarships, Amruta has performed at music festivals of high regard across India alongwith her excellence in advanced Business Management studies as well as active pursuits in imparting training in sitar playing to the emerging generation.

  • Biography

      Amruta imbibed musical instincts when she was initiated into Hindustani classical music at the tender age of 4 under the training of late Shri. Madhavrao Govitrikar in Dombivali. Later she also had the fortune of receiving essential lessons in classical vocal from Smt. Mrudula Dadhe – Joshi and Smt. Meera Pant. But her musical pursuit changed its course dramatically after she was introduced to the Sitar at the age of 7 when she began learning under Shri. Rasik Hajare. Recently she has started receiving advanced training of nuances of various aspects of sitar under the guidance of world renowned sitarist Pt. Ravindra Chary. Amruta has procured the degree of “Sangeet Visharad” in both, sitar as well as in classical vocal as well as “Sangeet Alankar” in sitar from the “Akhil Bharateeya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, Miraj. She is the recipient of Kai. Trimbak Daji Joshi Award for securing second highest marks in the Sangeet Visharad Exam & Late Mrs Pushpa Belvalkar Puraskar for securing highest marks from all over India in the Sangeet Alankar Exam awarded by Akhil Bharteeya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya. She has pursued her graduation in management, which is BBA (Bachelor in Business Administration) from the well known Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), Mumbai. She has completed her Master’s Degree in management, i.e. MMS - Finance (Master in Management Studies) from Mumbai University. At present, she is pursuing MPA (Master in Performing Arts) from Shivaji University, Kolhapur. She is the recipient of national scholarship awarded by CCRT (Centre for Cultural Resources and Training), ministry of culture, Government of India (2004 – 2011). She has also had the honour of receiving “swarateerth Shishyavrutti”, scholarship awarded by Sudhir Phadke Smruti Samiti, Dombivali Along with teaching sitar in the Sharada Sangeet Vidyalay, Bandra and Swar Sanskruti Music Academy, Kandivali & Dombivali, Amruta also had the opportunity of conducting a classical music workshop for higher secondary teachers as well as students in the Ecole Mondial School, a renowned IB school of Mumbai.

  • Achievements

    • Recipient of Late Mrs. Belvalkar Puraskar awarded by Akhil Bharteeya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya for securing first rank from all over India     in “Sangeet Alankar” examination.
    • Recipient of Late Trimbak Daji Joshi award awarded by Akhil Bharteeya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya for securing second rank from all over       India in “Sangeet Visharad” examination.
    • Recipient of National Scholarship awarded by CCRT (Centre for Cultural Resources and Training), Ministry of Culture, Government of India     for the years 2004 to 2011.
    • Recipient of the “Swarteerth” scholarship from Shri Sudhir Phadke Smruti Samiti, Dombivali for the year 2013.
    • Had the opportunity of playing sitar in various albums, composed by veteran music composer Shri Shreedhar Phadke, which were sung by     the legendary Asha Bhosale, Pt. Jayteerth Mevundi & others, including the newly released album “Sakar Gandhar”.
    • Received Recipient of the Pt. V.D.Paluskar award in a competition organized by the prestigious Sharada Sangeet Vidyalaya, Mumbai at the          hands of the renowned sitarist Pandit Arvind Parikh & gave solo performance in the prize distribution in presence of the legendary sitar     exponent Padmabhushan Ustad Abdul Halim Jafer Khan & Pt. Arvind Parikh.
    • Secured the First prize at the competition held by Shree Jhankar teleseries of Sahyadri Channel.
    • Secured the First prize at state level competition organized by Aditi Kala Manch.
    • Secured the First prize at National level competition held by Swar Sadhana Samiti, Mumbai.
    • Also a recipient of numerous first, second, third and consolation prizes at school and college level in sitar and classical vocal arranged by     various organizations such as Lions club of Dombivali, Kalpakala Sanskritik Manch (Mumbai), Akhil Bharateeya Marathi Natya Parishad     (Dombivali) & Sanskriti Kala Darpan (Mumbai).
  • Concerts & Performances


      Along with accompaniment to kathak, Ghazals, Semi Classical and Light Music, Amruta has given many solo and group    performances in classical music as well as in fusion music, all over the country. The most prominent being as follows –

    • Accompanied Guru Pt. Ravindra Chary for his solo performance in the prestigious Ram Marathe     Smruti Samaroh, Thane
    • Duet Performance with guru Shri. Rasik Hajare in Guru Shishya Parampara programme arranged     by Rotract club of Dombivali in 2002.
    • Participated in the “Unity in Diversity” workshop held by CCRT at Hyderabad.
    • Performed in front of Shri. Sathya Sai Baba at puttaparthi, Bangalore in yuva group.
    • Performed in the prestigious JAGANNATH RATHYATRA mahotsav, at Iskcon, Ujjain, (MP)
    • Participated in the “Unity in Diversity” festival held by CCRT at Bhopal (M.P.)
    • Performed on AIR (Mumbai) at Khilti Kaliyan of Jantar Mantar
    • Performed in the prestigious GAAJA BAAJA festival, pune
    • Performed various jugalbandi concerts with Sarod, Harmonium, Sitar & Vocal at various places including Goa, Valsad, Dombivali, Thane,
          Ambernath, etc
    • Given many solo performances on various occasions like Diwali pahat, Christmas and Ganesh Festival by various organizations such as
          Sharada Sangeet Vidyalay, Swar Mauli, Swar Sanskruti Academy, Tarun Mitra Mandal (Dombivali), Ganeshotsav Mandal at chembur,     Hirwai Mahotsav of Rotract Club (Dombivali), Gajanan Maharaj Mahotsav (Ujjain).
  • Enquiries

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