Our Scholars Perform
Samarth Nagarkar was initiated into Raga Sangeet in Bangalore by Smt. Aditi Kaikini Upadhya. At sixteen, he shifted to Mumbai to receive further training from Pandit Dinkar Kaikini. During this period he also received guidance from stalwarts such as Pandit Balasaheb Poonchwale, Pandit S. C. R. Bhat, and Smt Shashikala Kaikini. He went on to become a scholar at ITC SRA as between 2003 and 2009, under Pandit Ulhas Kashalkar.
A graded artiste of AIR, Samarth has won several scholarships, awards and accolades. He has recently been awarded a Junior Fellowship by the Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India. He is currently based in Lucknow, where he has been inducted as faculty at the K. K. Kapoor Sangeet Research Academy from July 2009. This performance is from a recent recording, where Samarth was accompanied by Sanjay Adhikari on tabla, Gourab Chatterjee on harmonium and Sarwar Hussain on sarangi.