Suryaksha Deshpande

Suryaksha Deshpande

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Suryaksha Deshpande started showing early signs of musical acumen right from his childhood and was fortunate enough to receive tremendous encouragement from his parents who share intellectual & musical background as well as keen interest in artistic endeavors, thus started his tuneful journey that spans 25 years of rigorous Tabla training, from a curious student to a passionate professional. He became an integral part of rich tradition and precious legacy of Farukhabad Gharana through training and valuable guidance from Pt. Arvind Mulgaonkar, a respected scholar and senior disciple of the highly revered and legendary Ustad Amir Hussian Khan Saheb.

Precise training and meticulous efforts started bearing fruits of success with outstanding achievements in numerous and prestigious Tabla competitions held across the states. Defying the expectation of academic accomplishments Suryaksha secured First Rank with Masters in Tabla surpassing all the students across India. The graph of progress kept climbing with him being awarded the Prestigious National Scholarship and Fellowship for Junior Artiste from Dep. of Culture; Govt. Of India. The next step was to prove his professional prowess across both genres of Tabla that is Solo and Accompaniments. Suryaksha soon became a well-known artiste and one of the favorite accompanists among the senior artists.

He went on to deliver fabulous performances with veterans of Indian Classical Music Vocalists & Instrumentalist such as Padmabhushan Dr. N. Rajam, Padmashree Pt. Ulhas Kashalkar,Pt. Nayan Ghosh,Smt. Arati Ankalikar-Tikekar, Pt. Satish Vyas & Smt. Ashwini Bhide-Deshpande to name a few. Through research and experimentation, Suryaksha has developed a unique style with fine blend of Traditional Language oriented Tabla of Farukhabad Gharana & expansion process of Delhi Gharana interspersed with influence of Laghu. Observant, subtle for balanced accompaniment to instrumental as well as vocal music can be counted amongst his specialties. Suryaksha's voyage from being a devoted student to dedicated artiste inspired him to impart the knowledge of his art Tabla to diligent students paved the way in for his latest venture Anubhooti School of Indian Classical Music at New Jersey, United States.