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RFPA Holi Festival 2022 - Poster

Holi Ke Rang, Swaron Ke Sang

Celebrating the talent of students mentored under Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia’s Vrindaban Gurukul.

Featuring:

  • Amrita Uprety (Flute)
  • Bhuwan Dhakal (Flute)
  • Vaishnavi Joshi (Flute)
  • Siddhartha Sarkar (Violin)
  • Mukta Raste (Tabla)

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Featured Artists of the RFPA Holi Festival 2022

Amrita Uprety - Flute at RFPA Holi Festival 2022

Amrita Uprety

Amrita hails from Nepal, India.

She has been pursuing excellence in flute since 15 years as a residential student of Vrindaban Gurukul.

Amrita has received several prestigious awards such as the Girnar Festival Award, Female Flautist Award from Sundari Wadan Festival, and many others.

She has been performing Indian Classical Music on various prestigious platforms.

Bhuwan Dhakal - Flute at RFPA Holi Festival 2022

Bhuwan Dhakal

Bhuwan Dhakal got his first bansuri at the age of 10 from his father (a school teacher) in his school annual function. Bhuwan got so amazed with the flute flute that he decided to choose that path and carve a niche or himself in classical music.

At the age of 12 he composed his first composition in Nepali. Because of unavailability of music teacher in his native place he ran away from his village to Pokhra city to find a teacher. He later went to Vrindaban Gurukul, Bhubaneshwar in 2012 and he is still learning from Pt Chaurasia.

He also performed in various and prestigious stage concerts like sath-sath, Mudera fest, Khajurao Fest, Subha -e- banaras etc with other renowned artists. He also performed solo for Saydri DD National broadcast, Akashwani and other national channels.

Vaishnavi Joshi - Flute at RFPA ZHoli Festival 2022

Vaishnavi Joshi

A Basuri Visharad, Vaishnavi is originally from Nasik, Maharashtra.

She has been pursuing flute since the past 8 years under the tutelage of Guruji in Vrindaban Gurukul.

Viashnavi has multiple achievements to her name. Most notably, she has won the Jaipur Gems Scholarship Awardee of the Year (2020).

She continues to perform at many Indian Classical Concerts.

Siddhartha Sarkar - Violinist at RFPA Holi Festival 2022

Siddhartha Sarkar

Siddhartha has been learning from his father Shri. Kumud Ranjan Sarkar since the age of 15.

From the year 2004, he has been an in-house disciple of Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia, and stays with him at Vrindaban Gurukul.

He also learning under the able guidance of Smt. Kala Ramnath.

His aim as a performer is to have the privilege to continue sharing his dedication and love for Indian Classical Music and light music.

Mukta Raste - Table at RFPA Holi Festival 2022

Mukta Raste

Mukta represents one of the most versatile young tabla artists in India today. She was first introduced to Tabla and many other percussion instruments by her Uncle Shri Sanjay Karandikar at the age of five.

Mukta is fortunate to receive tutelage of nuances of six gharanas of the Tabla from the eminent and renowned masters Shri. Amod Dandage and Pt.Arvind Mulgaonkar. She learned Hindustani classical vocals under Smt. Shashi Achawal (Gwalior Gharana), Ust. Aslam Hussain Khan (Agra Gharana), Dhrupad Maestro Ust. Bahauddin Dagar and Light Music from eminent music director Pt. Yashwant Deo.

Her fluency in a diversity of musical traditions informs her unique compositions and her highly improvisational performances. She displayed extraordinary skills and made amazing progress in solo as well as accompaniment with all forms of music.

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