About Me

Anupama Bhagwat has made a mark as one of the few women sitar players in the country, and a talented one at that.

Spontaneous, versatile, grounded – some of these adjectives come to mind when one thinks of AnupamaBhagwat, the young Hindustani sitar player. Her sensitivity and erudition has taken her to the highest echelons of the modern genre, while remaining true to tradition. Her style is characterized by scintillating fast taans, mastery of the meditative alaap, and brilliant fluency of melody (raagbhava).

Anupama Bhagwat

She was one of the artists to participate at the prestigious Darbar Festival in London. Possibly the largest festival of its kind abroad, Darbar has showcased maestros such as 'Chitravina' Ravikiran, ArunaSairam, SudhaRagunathan, UstadShujaat Khan, Pt. UlhasKashalkar and Shashank as well as many younger artists, to sold out crowds. Read More

  • Was conferred the title 'Surmani' by the Sur SringarParishad in 1995.
  • First Position in the All India Radio Music Competition (1994), as well as a HRD Scholarship from the Government of India (1993-1996).
  • Been a part of world music performances such as Global Rhythms and Shanti, she has presented many jugalbandis and ensemble events with Carnatic and Hindustani artists such as Sikkil Mala Chandrasekhar, Ranjani-Gayatri and SikkilGurucharan.
  • With concerts at the Ustad Amir Khan SmritiSamaroh (Indore), Swami HaridasSamaroh, Saptak (Ahmedabad), SankatMochanSamaroh (Varanasi), Sangeet Research Academy (Kolkata), Lotus World Music Festival (USA), MIT Fall Concert Series (USA), Baba HarBallabhSamaroh-VasantUtsav (Jalandhar) and Uttarpara Festival (Kolkata), Anupama has established herself as a force to be reckoned with.
  • She has also taught several workshops in a multitude of platforms, universities, and conservatories.
  • Anupama has received grants in 2000, 2002, 2004, and 2008, from the Ohio Arts Council (USA).
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