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Shri Sudhanshu Kulkarni

 

Sudhanshu Kulkarni received the musical training since the age of ten, first under the tutlage of late Appasaheb Laxman Sakhlakar and later with Pt. Rambhau K. Bijapur, one of the noteworthy harmonium maestros of his time. Having graduated the degree of Sangeet Alankar, Sudhanshu is the first person to obtain the Doctoral degree in music (Sangeet Praveen) from Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalya Mandal, Mumbai in harmonium. He is recipient of Sangeet Vidwat award from the Karnataka Secondary Education and the title of Surmani conferred upon him by Sur-Sangsad of Mumbai. With extensive and varied training, Sudhanshu has carved a niche for himself as an eminent harmonium player, and he stands tall along with other renowned contemporaries.

Sudhanshu Kulkarni has accompanied great stalwarts artists in India and abroad including Gangubai Hangal in India, Holland, and England; late Kumar Gandharva, Prabha Atre, late K. G. Ginde, Malini Rajurkar, Parveen Sultana, Padma Talwalkar, and Veena Sahastrabudhe who he accompanied in Sweden, USA and Canada. As a solo performer, sudhanshu Kulkarniís recitals are marked with pristine qualitites of instrumentality.

 

 


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