Krushna Salunke (pakhawaj)
Aparajita Chakraborty (dhrupad)
Krushna Salunke is being trained by Suresh Talwalkar under ‘Citi-NCPA Support to Gurus’ CSR initiative. He took initial training in the art of playing pakhawaj from Vishnupanth Londhe for five years. Later, on his guru’s advice, he started taking lessons from Suresh Talwalkar. He has presented solo and accompanying performances across the country, including India International Centre and the NCPA, among others. His performances have won him several awards and scholarships, including Pandit Bhimsen Joshi scholarship, All India Radio music competition award.
Aparajita Chakraborty is the Citi-NCPA Scholarship Winner 2019-20. She has been learning dhrupad from Gundecha brothers. She has also trained with Rajyashree Ghosh (khayal), Susobhon Chandra (khayal), Debarati Som (Rabindrasangeet) and Piyali Mukjerjee (Rabindrasangeet). Apart from winning the Citi-NCPA Scholarship, Chakraborty has also won a National Scholarship in Music (Rabindrasangeet). She has completed her Master’s in Music from Rabindra Bharati University and has performed on stages across the country.
This event was staged at the Experimental Theatre on 12th February 2021
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