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 About the Artiste

Apoorva Gokhale,Thane

Born in the family that is adorned with the rich heritage of Sur, Laya, Taal over five generations, Apoorva Gokhale inherits melody, harmony and rhythm from her grandfather Late Pandit Gajananbuwa Joshi and the great-grandfather Late Pandit Antubuwa Joshi, who himself was an eminent Darbar Gayak.

Her formal education started at an early age of 5 years under the tutelage of her grandfather Late Pandit Gajananrao Joshi, who was a vocalist and violinist, reputed for his versatility and making a superb blend of three gharanas viz. Gwalior, Jaipur and Agra in his gayaki.

Later, she continued her further training under the supervision of her uncle Pandit Madhukar Joshi, who too is a well-known vocalist and violinist and also from Pandit Ulhas Kashalkar. At the same time, she also received training from her father Shri Manohar Joshi and her aunt Dr. Sucheta Bidkar. While taking lessons from these gurus, she perfected her basics in Sur, Laya, Taal.

She is also seeking guidance from Pandit Shankar Abhyankar, the eminent sitarist and rachnakar and also from Smt. Manik Bhide, Smt. Ashwini Bhide and Shri Yeshwant Mahale.

She has been awarded with the Acharya S. N. Ratanjankar Foundation Trust‘s scholarship and Pandit K. G. Ginde Puraskar for two years.

Apoorva has also been honoured with “ Surmani” title by “ Sur Singar Sansad”.
and the “Vidyasagar Award” from Music Forum.

She is an approved artist of AIR and has a cassette and CD released by Legendary Legacy. Apoorva is a Commerce graduate and has also completed her Post graduation in Music.

A recipient of prestigious Jr. Fellowship in the field of Hindustani ( Vocal ) classical music by Ministry of culture, Apoorva undoubtedly has a bright future.

She has delivered performances in many prestigious concerts in Mumbai, Pune, Thane, Bangalore, Aundh, Karad, Ichalkaranji etc.