Kedar Naphade is a promising young exponent of the art of harmonium solo and accompaniment. Kedar received preliminary training in Hindustani Classical music from his grandfather, Shri Dadasaheb Naphade and from Shri Arvind Gajendragadkar. For over 15 years, he has been a leading disciple of Pt. Tulsidas Borkar, and has also had the privilege of training from Smt. Padmavati Shaligram-Gokhale, a veteran singer of the Atrauli-Jaipur gharana. Kedar has performed harmonium solo and has accompanied vocalists at numerous concerts in India, Europe and in the U.S. including prestigious festivals and venues such as the Alladiya Khan Smruti Samaroha, Dadar Matunga Cultural Center in Mumbai, The Lincoln Center in New York, The Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C. etc. He has also been featured on National Public Radio in the US. He has shared the stage with luminaries such as his guru Smt. Padmavati Shaligram-Gokhale, Pt. Jasraj, Smt. Veena Sahasrabuddhe, Pt. Ulhas Kashalkar, Smt. Prabha Atre, Smt. Laxmi Shankar, Pt. Phiroz Dastur etc. Kedar recently released his first solo album “Suvaadini – Voice of the Harmonium” available at www.underscorerecords.com. Kedar continues to train from Pt. Tulsidas Borkar and maintains an active concert schedule in the U.S.
In Utsav 2007, Kedar Naphade will accompany Smt. Lakshmi Shankar on the harmonium.
Venue: MOHAI McEachern Auditorium. Date: Saturday Oct 13. Time: 8:30 PM