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Celebrating a unique musical legacy in Auckland

Updated: May 22, 2018


A unique Indian Classical Music concert is being held in Auckland on October 3.

The concert will mark the launch of a global online web resource of half a century of musical writings of noted author and musicologist the late Mohan Nadkarni, who passed away in Auckland last year.


Noted Hindustani Classical vocalists Milind Chittal from Dubai and Dev Koppikar from Sydney will be performing at the Greenbay School Performing Arts Auditorium on Saturday, October 3 at 6pm.

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Auckland’s own artistes Vidya Teke and Manasi Kulkarni from Auckland will also sing. Sanjay Dixit from Wellington will play the Tabla and Auckland’s Sameer Bhalodkar will accompany on the harmonium.




Milind Chittal is a versatile musician trained under Pandit Firoz Dastur of Kirana Gharana for 12 years. He has also taken guidance from Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan, Pandit Dinkar Kaikini and Pandit Yeshwantbua Joshi. Milind has performed in major music festivals all over India, such as Sawai Gandharva festival (Pune), Harballabh Sangeet Sammellan (Jalandhar), Ustad Amir Khan festival (Indore and Calcutta), Rahimat Khan festival (Dharwad), Karavalli festival (Karwar), Saptak festival (Ahmedabad), Pt. Bhimsen Joshi Memorial festival (Dharwad and Dubai), Haridas Sangeet Sammellan (Mumbai), Gunidas Sangeet Sammellan etc. and has also performed in UK, UAE, Oman and in the USA. He is an ‘A’ Grade artiste and a regular broadcaster on All India Radio and has also appeared several times on TV.


Dev Koppikar from Australia comes from a very musical family from Mumbai. Dev was initiated into Hindustani classical vocal music by from his grandfather Radhakrishna Hirebet who was a vocalist himself and disciple of Late Pandit K G Ginde.


Dev started taking formal music training from his Guru Pandit Raghunandan Panshikar, under the Jaipur Atruali Gharana at the age of 14 for nearly 6 years. His Guru is the direct disciple of Gaansarawati Smt Kishori Amonkar for the last 30 years.


Dev performs Hindustani vocal and all forms of light classical music such as Hori, Kajri, Chaiti, Thumri etc.


Tickets are only $15 and $10 and are available at Available @ YOGIJI's Foodmart (09 6345757) DEV (0211712777) or VARSHA (0272435353)

Be part of this unique musical legacy and enjoy the musical heritage of India.


Originally posted on The Indian Weekender

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