Curriculum Vitae
   
Name: Sangeetacharya Dr Mohankumar Darekar
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Address: Flat # C-303, 38/1 Alaknanda Society, Kothrud
Pune 411 038  Maharashtra   INDIA

Educational Qualifications:

       Sangeetacharya 2002 (Doctorate)

    • Indian Classical Music (Hindustani) Vocal
    • Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya Mandal (The Music School of India), Mumbai
    • Thesis: Pt Jitendra Abhisheki’s Contributions to Indian Classical Music
       Masters (M. A.) 1993
  Hindustani Music, Pune University (Latit Kala Kendra / Bhimsen Joshi Adhyasan)
       Sangeet Alankar 1989 (Masters)
  Indian Classical (Hindustani) Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya Mandal, Mumbai

Music Training:

       Advanced music training:

  Since 2005: Vocalists Pts Rajan & Sajan Mishra (Benares Tradition)
  1982 – 1997: Guru Pt Jitendra Abhisheki (Gwalior, Agra, Jaipur Traditions)
 

since 1997:  Vocalist Guru Dr Vikas Kashalkar (Gwalior Tradition)

  Since 1992: Ustad Saiduddin Dagar (Dhrupad-Dhamar)
       Basic Training:
  1975 – 1982:  Parents and Gurus Anil Hampras & Pendharkar
Style Proficiency:
  The style is essentially the amalgamation of Gwalior, Agra and Jaipur Gharana, as innovated by Pt Jitendra Abhisheki. At the same time I have included some special forms of Maestros from other gharanas.

Scholarships, Awards and Honours:    

    • All India Radio Vocalist – Grade A
    • Felicitation by the Mayor of Pune for outstanding work in music
    • Felicitation by Sangeet Unmesh
    • The prestigious Central Government Scholarship in Vocal Music
    • The Girijabai Kelekar Scholarship, Goa

Professional Experience:   

    • Broadcast & telecast of classical music in National Music Programmes
    • Member of audition panel of All India Radio
    • Founder President of Swaranjali since 2004         

Performances:

       International:
    • Surhindol, Dubai
    • Indian Social Club, Muscat
    • Maharashtra Mandal, Abudhabi
       National:
    • Sawai Gandharva Music Festival, Pune
    • Routine performer in national media (A.I.R. & Doordarshan)
    • NCPA (National Centre of Performing Arts), Mumbai
    • Gharana Baithak, Delhi
    • Abhisheki Smurti Mohatsav: Aurangabad, Manipal, Nashik, Panaji, Vasco, Goa, Hyderabad

Teaching:

    • Doctoral Panel of Advisors, Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya Mandal, Mumbai
    • Recognised Guru (Master Class), Dept. of Music, Pune University
    • Lecture demonstrations at Music Quest, University of Women’s Association & S.N.D.T. College, Pune
    • Indian and international students

Film Music Direction & Vocal Score

    • Darmiyan
    • Siddha Gorakshanath
Publications:

        Audio Releases:

    • Svarasunita, Pune, India, 2008
    • Audav Bageshri, Kirwani, Bhairavi -Tappa, by Alurkar Music House, Pune, India
    • Melodious Morning, by Tarang Audio Video, Pune, India, 2003 & 2006
    • Prabhu Lagan, Pune, India, 2006
    • Variety of Melodies, Pune, India, 2006
    • Suhani Sanj, Pune, India, 2006
    • Vocal Classical (Miyanki Todi, Puriya Dhanashri), 1988
        Author:
    • Maze Jeevan Gane,  (Marathi) 2005
    • Pandit Jitendra Abhisheki –The Great Musician (English), (Manuscript)
    • Samarpan – Compositions of Pt Abhisheki & Dr Darekar (Manuscript)
Compositions:
    • Over 50 poems set to music in semi-classical style
   
 
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