ABOUT ADITYA

Aditya Sharma is a Classically trained vocalist and teacher in the Hindustani music tradition of Northern India. A Ph.D in Voice Cultivation, he has been a disciple of the renowned maestro Padmashree Pandit Ulhas Kashalkar since 2007.

 

But Aditya's musical career began much earlier. He was born into a reputable family of musicians who recognized Aditya's innate talent. He was first initiated into the vocal discipline by his grandfather, the late Pandit Ramesh Chandra Dutt, who himself was a product of the prestigious Gandharv Mahavidyalaya at Lahore, established by Pandit Vishnu Digamber Paluskar. Aditya's training continued at home under the daily guidance of his parents who are accomplished musicians - Dr. Arvind Sharma, Professor at Panjab University and Mrs. Anita Sharma, Principal at Gandharv Mahavidyalaya, Panchkula.

 

Aditya's advanced training and natural ability earned him first place rankings in India's top classical voice competitions - The Harballabh Sangeet Sammellan, Jallandhar and All India Inter- University Youth festivals. Aditya's crowning achievement in his youth was earning first place at India's foremost classical music contest - the All India Radio Music Competition. 

 

In 2007, he was selected by the prestigious ITC- Sangeet Research Academy in Kolkata to be one of it's few residential scholars. It was here that he began his advanced training under the tutelage of Padmashree Pandit Ulhas Kashalkar, one of India’s leading classical vocalist of this generation. Aditya continues to receive training from this legendary maestro.

Aditya has been teaching vocal music since many years at Gandharv Mahavidyalaya, but his professional teaching career began when he was appointed as the vocal music teacher at the prestigious The Doon School in Dehradun. He continues to perform on All India Radio and at other prominent venues. In 2013 he completed his first concert tour in USA. Recently, in November 2014, Aditya received the "Kala Gaurav Samman" or recognition and award for excellence in vocal arts by "Sanskar Bharti", Haryana. In 2015, he was also awarded Ph.D in Music on "Voice Cultivation in Hindustani Classical and Western Music. A comparative study" from Panjab University, Chandigarh.

 

Aditya is currently based in San Diego California, where he is teaching at 'Gandharva Music Academy', dedicated to promoting and teaching Hindustani Classical Music. He is also an active performer at different venues in US and India. 

 

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