Kunal Gunjal is a young and promising Santoor artiste of the young generation. Kunal is the youngest disciple of Pt. Shivkumar Sharma and is striving to make a name amongst the cognoscenti who have made invaluable contributions to the metamorphosis of Indian Classical Music. Besides having performed with Pt. Shivkumar Sharma on stage, Kunal has performed in various prestigious music festivals and conferences like Pune Festival, 17th Devnandan Ubhyakar Yuva Sangeet Utsav, National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) and MUSIC TODAY to name a few.
He has many accolades to his honor including the Dr. Vasantrao Deshpande Yuva Kalakar Puraskar and was also awarded at Vedic Heritage (NY, USA) by Sangeet Martand Pandit Jasraj. Kunal is also a recipient of the National Scholarship, awarded by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India and the Sawai Gandharva Scholarship. Kunal’s outstanding mastery over melody and rhythm has helped him leverage the uniqueness which the Santoor can offer to create a unique experience for eclectic audiences.
Effortlessly and deftly, Kunal draws out a wide range of emotions from the 100 strings of the Santoor ranging from the introspective to the resounding. Kunal has been working on an album combining the Santoor first time ever with Western Film Score Music. See website for more details:
About the Santoor
Refer to the following link for more information about the Santoor:
http://santoor.com/biography/santoor-history/index.php Released Music Albums Nature Of All Things:
http://smarturl.it/natureofallthings (7 songs) Ambrosia: Spotify Link:
https://open.spotify.com/album/7IJd9ZNIyjsz3mADhefrJp (6 songs)
Assistant Recording Artist on the Album “Maestro’s Choice”:
Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/album/6NuZonzJa7jjp1NZUTIPp9 (4 songs).