Vijay Ghate (tabla)
U. Rajesh (mandolin)
Vijay Ghate’s tryst with the tabla began at the tender age of three. He had the privilege of learning from eminent table maestro, Suresh Talwalkar. Today, he is known for his astounding mastery in providing accompaniment to dance recitals as well as vocal and instrumental music. Having command over the technical as well as artistic aspect of laya-tala, he has performed with many stalwarts of Indian music.
Having been mentored by his virtuoso brother, Mandolin U. Shrinivas, U. Rajesh was trained in Carnatic music. Today, he has to his credit, numerous solo concerts as well as presentations with top-ranking artistes. Besides establishing himself as a reputed artiste and composer, he has also collaborated with several international artistes, including John McLaughlin on his Grammy-nominated album Floating Point.
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