ShreedharKulkarn :Shreedhar was born in a family where music was the soul. All the family loved music. Shreedhar got his first music lessons from his mother who herself is a harmonium player. He was later groomed under the guidance of Pt.RambhauBijapure of Belgaum, who is a leading Harmonium player in the country.
In the recent past Shreedhar is taking advanced training in KhayalGayaki from Pt.Yashawantbuwa Joshi, one of the senior vocalists of the Gwalior Gharana.
He did his schooling from B.K.Model High school and then completed his Bachelor’s degree in Science from R.L.ScienceInstitute in 1991.
Shreedhar has been giving public performances, since his childhood. At the age of five he was well known for the rendition of Geet-Ramayan, the epic written by Shri. G. D. Madgulkar and music by Bapuji (SudhirPhadke). People used to applaud whenever young Shreedhar rendered light classical songs, bhajans, etc. in his melodious voice, with amazing perfection of swar and taal.
With proper guidance and regular riaz he gained precision, enriched his collection of songs and acquired mellowness in his staging. His open mind and politeness are the additional qualities.
Equipped with all these, Shreedhar has travelled widely giving music performances – Mumbai, Bangalore, Goa, Hyderabad, Dharwad, Hubli, Karkala, Kundgol, Cochin, Savantwadi etc. to name but a few. His recitals are regularly telecast on Udaya TV.
Clear and precise swarlagav, portrayal of all the features of a raga and its angas including aalaap and different patterns of taans, fluency in all the three octaves, etc. are the main features of his presentation.
Recognizing his talent, several awards have come Shreedhar’s way at various music competitions. Sur SingaarSamsad was conferred upon him “Surmani” title. Without becoming complacent Shreedhar is going ahead, with firm determination to attain new heights in the realm of Hindustani classical music. As a rising star, he deserves every appreciation and recognition.