Core Group : Rupak Kharvandikar
Rupak Kharvandikar Audio Excerpts   Video Excerpts A computer engineer by profession, Rupak Kharvandikar is a popular and talented tabla accompanist of the younger generation. His accompaniment is distinguished by an uncanny steadiness of rhythm, the clarity of his bol-s and a heightened sensitivity to the performer's specific needs. He has played professionally with a wide range of vocalists. Rupak has had the good fortune to be born in a musical family. His grandfather Late Pandit Dadasaheb Kharvandikar was a leading harmonium accompanist who performed regularly with such stalwarts as Bal Gandharva, Pandit Jasraj, Begum Parveen Sultana and Gaan Saraswati Kishori Amonkar.

Rupak has explored the aesthetics of tabla accompaniment for a number of vocal forms like khayal, thumri, dadra, bhajan, bhavgeet and natyasangeet. He has had the good fortune of receiving guidance from the legendary Pandit Bhai Gaitonde.

Major Recent Performances / Releases :
Tour of the UK with vocalist Sanjeev Chimmalgi.

  • Navras Records Autumn Festival at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, London - The festival featured performances by stalwarts like Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasiya, Ustad Rashid Khan, Pandit Arvind Parikh.
  • Jubiliee Auditorium, New Castle upon Tyne - Organized by Asian Artist's Network; one of the highly regarded music circles in UK.
Internation Release

  • Remembering Gunijaan - A Tribute to Pt. C.R. Vyas (Sanjeev Chimmalgi - Vocal )
    An international release by Navras Records Pvt. Ltd, London, UK.

YEAR MUSICAL ACTIVITIES/ MAJOR PERFORMANCES/ TRAINING
2010
  • Accompanied Smt. Neha Chimmalgi in a concert of semi classical songs and bhajans at Prempuri Ashram, Babulnath.
  • Accompanied renowned classical vocalist of younger generation, Rahul Deshpande in a concert at Kalidas Hall, Mulund.
  • Accompanied Pt. Krishna Bhat in a classical concert at Mahatma Gandhi Seva Sangh, Bandra.
  • Accompanied Smt. Neha Chimmalgi in a concert of semi classical songs and bhajans at B.A.R.C, Anushakti Nagar.
  • Accompanied versatile vocalist and sitarist Bhupal Panshikar and Pt. Krishna Bhat in a concert at Nehru Centre, Worli.
  • Accompanied Sanjeev Chimmalgi in a concert at Kannad Sangha Hall, Vashi.
  • Accompanied Rahul Deshpande in a concert at Kalidas Hall, Nasik.
2009
  • Accompanied Rahul Deshpande in a private concert at Dr. Phadke's residence at Karjat.
  • Accompanied renowned harmonium artists Dr. Vidyadhar Oke and Aditya Oke in a concert at Thana College, Thane.
  • Accompanied Rahul Deshpande in a prestigeuos concert "Pratahswar" organized by Pancham Nishad, Ravindra Natya Mandir, Prabhadevi .
  • Accompanied Pt. Anand Thakore in a prestigeous concert organized by Bhavan's Cultural Centre, Andheri.
  • Acted and played Tabla in the short-film "Gaanyogi Pandit D.V. Paluskar" directed by Smt. Anjali Kirtane.
2008
  • Accompanied stalwart of Agra Gharana Ustad RajaMiyan at a prestigeous concert organized by The Rotary Club, Juhu.
  • Played for renowned music director Sri. Shriram Parashuram (Three Brothers and a Violin fame) for a song in a Hindi Animation Movie produced by UTV.
2007
  • Accompanied renowned vocalist Pta. Asha Khadilkar in a concert organized by Raigad Military School, Oshiwara, Mumbai.
  • Accompanied vocal recital by Dr. Mrs. Shilpa Bahulekar. Organized by Venutai Chavan Pratishthan, Karad.
  • Vocal recital by Reshma Godbole organised by 'Khayal Trust' at P.L. Deshpande Acadamy, Prabhadevi, Mumbai.
  • Vocal recital by Pt. Anand Thakore organised by 'Kshitij' at P.L. Deshpande Acadamy, Prabhadevi, Mumbai.
  • Accompanied renowned vocalist Pandit Prakash Sangeet in a concert organised by 'Naad' at Surat.
2006
  • A fusion concert with Sanjeev Chimmalgi(Vocals), Samantha Edwards(Vocals) and Ashley(Guitar) at Hyderabad.
  • Classical music CD recording with Pt. Anand Thakore. The CD is to be brought out by Underscore records
  • Vocal recital by Sanjeev Chimmalgi organised by 'Karnataka Progressive Education Trust' at Sahayog Mandir, Thane.
  • Vocal recital by Bhupal Panshikar organised by 'Ambarnath Sangeet Sabha' at Ambarnath.
  • Accompanied Pandit Satyasheel Deshpande in a concert organised at Krishna Valley, Sangli.
  • Concert presented by noted vocalist Pt.. Anand Thakore at 'Gandharva Mahavidyalaya', Vashi.
  • Classical music CD recording with Sanjeev Chimmalgi. To be released soon.
  • Classical music concert on the All India Radio, Mumbai sponsored by ITC SRA presented by noted vocalist Smt. Arya Panshikar.
  • 'Kanha Megh Utsav', Nerul - Concert based on the theme 'Lord Krishna'. It had a blend of classical, semi classical and light devotional music. Presented by Neha and Sanjeev Chimmalgi.
  • A jingle recording for a commercial.
  • 'Amrutacha Vasa', Belgaum - light music concert based on the theme of Marathi poetry conceived by renowned music composer Kaushal Inamdar and presented by reputed singers such as Ajit Parab, Shilpa Pai and Sanjeev Chimmalgi.
  • Classical music concert on All India Radio, Mumbai sponsored by ITC SRA presented by noted vocalist Shri. Bhupal Panshikar
  • Prestigious concert by Pt. Anand Thakore at NCPA, Nariman Point, Mumbai.
  • 'Khelo SabRang Hori', Deodhar School of Indian Music, Mumbai - A program of Indian semi classical bandish conceived by Dr.Chandrashekhar Rele based on the theme of 'hori'.
  • 'Juhu Hamara Festival' - classical music concert by Pt. Anand Thakore at Kaifi Azmi Park, Juhu.
2005
  • 'Celebrate Bandra Festival' , Bandra - A fusion concert with accomplished artists such as Sanjeev Chimmalgi(Vocals), Rajeev Raja(Flute) and Ashley(Guitar).
  • A Seminar on Classical Music by Pandit Satyasheel Deshpande organized by SPIC MACAY at IIT Powai, Mumbai.
  • 'Raag-Anuraag' - A unique theme based concert on raga-based compositions and their application in the Indian film music. Tejpal Auditorium, Mumbai.
2004
  • 'Sur Prabhat' - A concert to brighten the auspicious dawn of Deepawali with Indian classical music. Presented by Sanjeev Chimmalgi. Y.B.Chavan Auditorium, Mumbai.
  • 'Navi Mumbai Swar Utsav' - A very prestigious two-day music festival in Navi Mumbai. Accompanied Sanjeev Chimmalgi in his vocal recital. Such luminaries as Pandit Shivkumar Sharma, Pandit Anindo Chatterjee and L Subramanium performed in this festival. Vishnudas Bhave auditorium, Vashi.
  • 'BITS Pilani Ragamalika Sangamam' - Accompanied Carnatic vocal recital by renowned vocalist and music composer Shri. Shriram Parasuram. Pilani, Rajasthan.
2003
  • Morning concert at Trinity Club, Girgaon.
  • Accompanied vocal recitals by Sanjeev Chimmalgi, Pt. Krishna Bhat, Bhupal panshikar at Nehru Centre.
  • 'BITS Pilani Ragamalika Sangamam' - Accompanied Carnatic vocal recital by renowned vocalist and music composer Shri. Shriram Parasuram. Pilani, Rajasthan.
2001
  • 'Lagan Gandhar' - A unique concert presented by Dr. Mrs. Shilpa Bahulekar based on the Raagas, Bandish, Nirguni Bhajan, Bhaavgeet, Natyageet composed by Pandit Kumar Gandharva. Senior Citizen Club, Vashi.
1999
  • 'Suvarna Rang' - A classical music concert conceived by Padmbhusham Pandit C.R.Vyas (Inaugurated by world renowned singer Smt. Lata Mageshkar at Nasik.) based on celebrated composers of the post independence era. Gadkari Rangaytan, Thane.
Releases :

Rupak has played tabla accompaniment on the following public releases:

  • Remembering Gunijaan - A Tribute to Pt. C.R. Vyas (Sanjeev Chimmalgi - Vocal )
    An international release by Navras Records Pvt. Ltd, London, UK (2008).
  • Pt. Anand Thakore (Vocal)
    A CD of live concert recording in Mumbai (2005), released by Musician's Guild in 2006.
  • Sanjeev Chimmalgi (Vocal)
    A CD of live concert recording at the prestigious "Navi Mumbai Swar Utsav". Released in Mumbai by Musician's Guild. (2004)
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