Vanraj Shastri (sarangi)
Shivani Mirajkar (khayal)
Born in a musical family in Ahmedabad, Vanraj Shastri started learning music at the age of nine and underwent formal training of Indian classical vocal and tabla at the Saptak School of Music in Ahmedabad. A disciple of sarangi maestro Dhruba Ghosh, Shastri has also been training with Nayan Ghosh as part of the Citi-NCPA Support to Gurus initiative. In addition to having performed around the country, Shastri played a sarangi solo as a tribute to Dhruba Ghosh on the barsi of Ustad Allarakha Khan in February 2018 and performed with Kshitij Project at Babel Sound, a music festival in Europe. He was also a part of Umrao Jaan Ada – The Musical, which audiences at the NCPA are familiar with.
Born in Dharwad, Karnataka, Shivani Mirajkar has studied Hindustani vocal music from Chandrashekhar Puranikmath, Kaivalya Kumar Gurav and, as a part of Citi-NCPA Support to Gurus initiative, she is also a shishya of Ulhas Kashalkar. Mirajkar has a B.A. in music and is currently pursuing a PhD in musicology. An impanelled artiste with the ICCR, she has been teaching, online and offline, since 2014. She has performed around the country and has received several awards and scholarships.
Admission on a first-come-first-served basis. NCPA Members will get preferential seating till 6:20 pm.
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