With Aditya Kalyanpur’s trademark blend of technical brilliance, creative improvisations and high-octane showmanship, this award-winning tabla virtuoso’s performances instantly connect with, and captivate audiences worldwide. Kalyanpur is noted to be coined as the original pioneer of recreating the colorful tabla, thus innovating, “a more colorful expression.”
At the same time, Kalyanpur’s performances reflect his versatility and keenness to break through conventional ‘borders.’ Kalyanpur has uniquely gone on to acquire in-depth knowledge across various gharanas and schools of playing. Furthermore, he is in his element when adapting masterfully to any musical context, be it complementing a sitar or jazz guitar, and/or collaborating with artistes across genres, from jazz to pop, rap to rock!
Hailed by many in the western world as “the rightful heir to Punjab Gharana,” *Aditya’s colossal repertoire, and his signature style of bold execution of syllables and pinpoint-precise rhythm, are founded in rigorous study and knowledge. For the child prodigy who could replicate intricate rhythmic patterns on his first tabla at the age of 3, there was no going back. Kalyanpur’s training began from none other than the legendary late Ustad Allah Rakha.
To read highlights of Aditya's musical career including collaborations, accomplishments, and more, view his media kit below:
We invite you to peruse the the talents of Aditya Kalyanpur and his collaborations. Aditya’s live performance is available as: Duet with Cello , Duet with Hammered Dulcimer, Jazz Fusion Quartet,
as a guest Artist or Artist in Residence.
"If you play from the heart, it will touch the
listener’s soul” -Aditya Kalyanpur
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"Kalyanpur built frenetic volleys of sixteenth notes and hung with those perfectly articulated beats..."
"His style consists of bold and clear execution of syllables, pinpoint precision in rhythm coupled with a colossal repertoire of compositions and improvisational techniques, making his concerts a sheer joy."
"Over the years, Aditya Kalyanpur has carved a niche for himself and climbed the ladder of success steadily..."
ABOUT OUR FOUNDATION
SMF is a unique voluntary non-profit foundation based in Mumbai, India. The premise of the foundation is raising awareness of traditional Indian music through the presentation of aspiring young musicians on a global platform. All proceeds from the SMF events and all donations go directly to benefit children battling with cancer in India. Every year, SMF helps as many children as possible through their fund raising and events. There are so many great ways to get involved. Please visit our donate page to learn more.
ABOUT OUR FOUNDER
SMF was founded in 2008 by Aditya Kalyanpur of Mumbai, India. SMF was created in honor of his mother's memory who lost her own battle against cancer. Aditya has always searched for new ways to spread the joyous power of music through community events and non profit causes. He believes SMF is a meaningful platform to honor his mother Shyamal's memory through the inspiring success and growth of young musicians.
Promoting Indian Classical musicians and fosters an appreciation of Indian Classical music through concert tours, "stand-alone" performances, classes, lectures, seminars, and exhibits in the United States. A portion of the profits made by the school is donated every year to SMF
INDIAN EDUCATION SOCIETY
Indian Education Society has been a great supporter of the Disha Concert Series. This year's Mumbai concerts are being held in their facility.
SALAAM BOMBAY FOUNDATION
SMF has been working with municipal school kids in 2 schools in Mumbai in collaboration with the Salaam Bombay Foundation, offering free music lessons to students from class 7 and 8!
New England School of Music is an educational and cultural organization based in Boston, Massachusetts. The school was founded by Aditya Kalyanpur in 2008. NESOM is committed to serving students and talented musicians from around the world by providing opportunities to learn, perform, teach and share their talents.
NESOM promotes Indian classical musicians and fosters an appreciation of Indian classical music in the United States. Our drive to unite Indian and American music is achieved through concert tours, performances, classes, lectures, seminars, events, and exhibits. Our certificate program includes a course curriculum in practical theory and periodic examination schedule.