A leading name in the young generation of musicians, Pt.Shounak Abhisheki has carved a niche for himself , gaining prominence as an exceptional vocalist in the field of Indain Classical Music.
A worthy son and disciple of the maestro Pt. Jitendra Abhisheki, Shounak’s presentation of Khayal is an aesthetic blend of the Agra and Jaipur styles of Hindustani Raag Sangeet
He had the privilege of being trained by Smt. Kamal Tambe of the Jaipur Gharana, subsequently
groomed by the rigorous tutelage received from his illustrious father. A keen understanding of
the nuances and intricacies of music making coupled with the stylistic techniques imbibed by him,
have lent a unique texture to Shounak’s music.
Endowed with a voice capable of manifesting intensity and emotion together, enhanced with his
Striking diction, Shounak likes to explore new dimensions in music, shouldering his father’s
musical legacy. His aesthetic approach towards the lyrical content and his keen sensitivity towards the
emotive aspects of a composition, gives his performance universal appeal.
Shounak is equally proficient in several other genres of Indian music which he performs with élan
through thematic presentations like SWARABHISHEK, TULSI KE RAM, KABIR, SANTAWANI,
ABHANGWANI predominantly based on his father’s compositions.
A regular performer in major music festivals in India, Shounak has also toured extensively overseas
for a series of concerts in USA, the UK, the USSR, the Arabian Gulf, Thailand, Bhutan,
South Africa, Europe etc. He has been recorded by reputed recording companies like Times Music,
Sony Music, Music Today, Ninad Music, EMI to name a few.
Apart from gaining the distinction of sharing the dais with Vidwan Dr. M.Balmurlikrishna in
performing a duet with the legendry Carnatic vocalist, Shounak’s inclination towards experimentation in music has led him to working with internationally acclaimed artists including musicians from other
genres of world music representing groups like Vibgyor, Taal- Yatra, Miles from India and
Sounds of India.
Shounak carries forward the vision perceived by Pt. Jitendra Abhisheki under the aegis of the
Charitable foundation, ‘Tarangini Sanskrutik Pratishthan’, founded by the legendry musician
himself , dedicated to conducting activities related to Indian Classical Music such as awarding Scholarships to talented youngsters and providing pensions to veteran classical musicians,
apart from organising events at different places, promoting young and talented artistes.
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