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e-Yuva Swaranubhuti May 2024 Post Premier

Dear Music Lovers,

Rithwik Foundation for Performing Arts is happy to present e-Yuva Swaranubhuti featuring a trio performance.


  • Shri Abhay Nayampalli (Carnatic Guitar)
  • Shri Manas Kumar (Violin)
  • Shri Ishaan Ghosh (Tabla)

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Featured Artists

Abhay NayampalliAbhay Nayampally is one of the very few artists in the world exploring the complex art of Carnatic Classical Music on the predominantly western instrument, the guitar.

Abhay is a senior disciple of legendary Mandolin Vidwan, Late Padmashree U Srinivas and is a disciple of legendary violinist Vid. A Kanyakumari.

Awarded with the title of Sangeeta Kalaaratnam, he has over 1000 concerts to his credit, both in India and abroad.

Abhay has played with some of the best Indian artists such as Shankar Mahadevan, Taufiq Qureshi, Rakesh Chaurasia, Purbayan Chatterjee, Louis Banks, Ravi Chary, Sridhar Parthasarthy, Aditya Kalyanpur, Ojas Adhiya.

His style reflects his reverence and maintenance of undiluted traditional Carnatic Classical essence along with his openness to newer styles of playing including Blues and Jazz.

Abhay aims to establish guitar as a mainstream instrument in Carnatic Classical Music and take it to the world.

Manas Kumar

Manas Kumar started his initial education of violin with his father Shri G. Chamua at the age of five.

Since he was 11, he trained intensively, under the tutelage of VKV Parampara from Pt. Bidyut Misra of Gauhati (Assam), a lecturer of violin at the State College of Music (Assam).

He received ‘A’ grade from All India Radio, entitled as ‘SURMANI’ by the Sur Singar Samsad, Mumbai in 2008, where his skill par excellence, elevated him to the top rank for the same.

He was the 1st prize winner in the Pt. V. D. Paluskar competition (Mumbai) in 2007.

He also received the CCRT scholarship and senior scholarship from the Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India.

Ishaan GhoshIshaan Ghosh is the son and disciple of the Tabla and Sitar maestro Pandit Nayan Ghosh. Ishaan is a Tabla player from the Farrukhabad Gharana.

Ishaan was born on 20 May 2000 to Pandit Nayan Ghosh. He is the grandson of the 20th-century Tabla player Padmabhushan Pandit Nikhil Ghosh and the grand-nephew of the flautist Pandit Pannalal Ghosh.

His uncle is Pandit Dhruba Ghosh. Ishaan gave his first Tabla solo recital when he was 2 years old. Ghosh has performed with players of Indian classical music including his father Pandit Nayan Ghosh, Pandit Jasraj, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Pandit Buddhadev Das Gupta, Ustad Aashish Khan, Ustad Nishat Khan, Pandit Tejendra Narayan Majumdar, violin legend Dr. N Rajam, Kaushiki Chakraborty, Rahul Deshpande, Rakesh Chaurasia and Purbayan Chatterjee.

He was awarded with the ‘Baba Allauddin Khan Yuva Puraskar’ by the Government of Madhya Pradesh in 2012, the ‘Achievement Award’ by President Jimmy Carter in 2016 & the ‘Rising Star Award’ in 2019.

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