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31st July, 2017: The Cultural Society of PGGCG-11 in collaboration with SPICMACAY organised Flute Recital

The Cultural Society of PGGCG-11 in collaboration with SPICMACAY organised Flute Recital. Renowned flautist Pt. Rupak Kulkarni enthralled the gathering with his excellent recital. He was accompanied by Sh. MithileshJha on tabla. Principal of the college Prof. Anita Kaushal, Dean,Dr. Rama Arora, Vice-Principal, Mr.Kanwar Iqbal Singh along with Pt. Rupak Kulkarni and other dignitaries lighted the ceremonial lamp.
With the musical background of his father late Malhar Rao Kulkarni, Rupakcontinued his learning under Padma VibhushanHariprasadChaurasia to represent MaiharGharana. As a first GandaBandhShagird of Chaurasia since the age of 9, Rupak has specialised in Dhrupad, Khayal and Tantrakari styles. Rupak has recreated ragas and also written compositions through the flute. Rupak has given experience of the sensuality of Krishna’s instrument “Bansuri” to his audience.He released his first music album at the age of 18, aptly titled Tenderly, accompanied by Tabla maestro AnindoChatterji. He has released his albums through all top ranking music companies.
He is also the creator of AdbhutBansuri (Wonder flute) and has performed in major music festivals in UK, Japan, China, USA etc. He has also worked with many Hollywood and Bollywood music directors to score background music in the films.
He has been awarded with Pannalal Ghosh Award and “SangeetPrakarsh” award.
Today, Pt. Rupak Kulkarni started his presentation with alap, jod,jhala,madhya and drut gat followed by composition in Raga VrindavaniSarang in rupak and teen taal. All the compositions were thoroughly enjoyed by the faculty and students, and left the audience spell-bound.
This was followed by a highly interactive session, wherein students asked questions from the maestro and sought his guidance and blessings. He explained the meaning of flute or bansuri in a manner that enlightened one and all.
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