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Harshad Dongare

Hindustani classical vocalist

Harshad Dongare
   Biography

Harshad Dongare (born 1980 in Mumbai) an Indian Classical Vocalist (Hindustani Classical Music), represents the new face of Indian classical performers, who will take the art to newer heights. Having trained in Indian Classical Vocal Music for more than 15 years, Harshad also excels in other forms of music including Natya Sangeet, and Bhajans.

Harshad’s training in Indian Classical started at the age of 9. His initial learning started at Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, Mumbai. Later he received lessons from Shri. Anil Naik, Mumbai for 3 years. His interest in vocal music reached a new height after he started getting lessons from Pandit Rajendra Kandalgaonkar of Kirana Gharana, disciple of Bharat Ratna Pandit Bhimsen Joshi. He was awarded with Sangeet Alankar by Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, Mumbai and M.A. (Music) in the year 2007.

Harshad has added lot of achievements to his credits. Harshad was awarded with B High Grade in All India Radio (AIR). He was awarded with ‘Bhaskarbua Bakhale Puraskar’ in the year 2004 as an appreciation towards achieving highest rank in B.A. (Music) from Lalit Kala Kendra, University of Pune. Harshad was also awarded with Scholarship from Ministry of HRD, Department of Culture, New Delhi for advanced training in Indian Classical Vocal. He was also awarded with Ramrao Koratkar Scholarship and Ushatai Mujumdar Scholarship from Gaanvardhan, Pune.

Inspite of having trained in Kirana Gharana, Harshad is of the opinion to adopt the best from all Gharanas. In his opinion, “Listening to artists from various gharanas enriches the thought process and ultimately the performance”. Gifted with sweet voice and having trained for long time, Harshad manages to unfold the Raaga intellectually and at the same time giving a pleasing experience to the audience. 

He is appointed in the panel of Gurus of Lalit Kala Kendra - Savitribai Phule, Pune University.



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Sangeet Sabha
Sangeet Sabha
Sanskar Bharati Pune
Sanskar Bharati Pune
Felicitation by Arti tai Ankalikar
Felicitation by Arti tai Ankalikar
Rangswar
Rangswar
Bhavan's Cultural Center Mumbai
Bhavan's Cultural Center Mumbai
Swar Samvvad Thane
Swar Samvvad Thane
Uttung Thane
Uttung Thane
Fusion
Fusion
Maratha Mandir Mumbai
Maratha Mandir Mumbai
Maharashtra Cultural Center Pune
Maharashtra Cultural Center Pune
All India Radio Mumbai
All India Radio Mumbai
Gaanvardhan Award
Gaanvardhan Award
Khalvayan Ratnagiri
Khalvayan Ratnagiri
Swar Sadhana Samiti Mumbai
Swar Sadhana Samiti Mumbai
Indian Music Circle Mumbai
Indian Music Circle Mumbai
Gaanvardhan Scholarship Pune
Gaanvardhan Scholarship Pune
Dadar Matunga Cultural Center Mumbai
Dadar Matunga Cultural Center Mumbai
Kashi Sangeet Samaj Varanasi
Kashi Sangeet Samaj Varanasi
Indian Music Circle Mumbai
Indian Music Circle Mumbai
Swarmauli Mumbai
Swarmauli Mumbai
Gandharva Mahavidyalaya Pune
Gandharva Mahavidyalaya Pune
Kalanjali Kolhapur
Kalanjali Kolhapur
Acadamy of Performing Arts Latur
Acadamy of Performing Arts Latur
Club Kaansen Pune
Club Kaansen Pune
All India Radio Pune
All India Radio Pune
Bandish Ahmadnagar
Bandish Ahmadnagar
All India Radio Pune Broadcast
All India Radio Pune Broadcast
Classical singer Harshad Dongare in one of his concerts
Classical singer Harshad Dongare in one of his concerts
Harshad Dongare
Harshad Dongare
Swar Samvvad Thane
Swar Samvvad Thane
Swar Samvvad Thane
Swar Samvvad Thane
Swar Samvvad Thane
Swar Samvvad Thane
Uttung Thane
Uttung Thane
Fusion
Fusion
Maratha Mandir Mumbai
Maratha Mandir Mumbai
Maratha Mandir Mumbai
Maratha Mandir Mumbai
Gaanvardhan Award
Gaanvardhan Award
Gaanvardhan Award
Gaanvardhan Award
Khalvayan Ratnagiri
Khalvayan Ratnagiri
Swar Sadhana Samiti Mumbai
Swar Sadhana Samiti Mumbai
Kashi Sangeet Samaj Varanasi
Kashi Sangeet Samaj Varanasi
Kashi Sangeet Samaj Varanasi
Kashi Sangeet Samaj Varanasi
Kashi Sangeet Samaj Varanasi
Kashi Sangeet Samaj Varanasi
Kalanjali Kolhapur
Kalanjali Kolhapur
Acadamy of Performing Arts Latur
Acadamy of Performing Arts Latur
Bandish Ahmadnagar
Bandish Ahmadnagar
Bandish Ahmadnagar
Bandish Ahmadnagar
Bandish Ahmadnagar
Bandish Ahmadnagar
Bandish Ahmadnagar
Bandish Ahmadnagar
Harshad Dongare
Harshad Dongare
   Career
Some of his performances include :

  • Rangaswar; Sponsored by  Y.B. Chavan Centre, Mumbai,   Bhimsen Joshi Adhyasan, Pune.
  • ‘Swar Samwad’, Thane.
  • `Uttung’, Thane.
  • ‘Maratha Mandir’, Mumbai- sponsored by ITC SRA Maratha Mandir Kala Kendra.
  • ‘Maharashtra Seva Sangh’, Mulund, Mumbai.
  • ‘Urja’, Maharashtra Cultural Centre, Pune.
  • ‘Bhavan’s Cultural Centre’, Andheri.
  • ‘Khalvayan’, Ratnagiri;
  • ‘Pt. V.D. Paluskar  Punyatithi Samaroh’, Beed . .
  • ‘Dadar Matunga Cultural  Centre’, Mumbai.
  • ‘Shree Kashi Sangeet Samaj’, Varanasi.
  • Datta Gayan Samaj, Barshi.
  • 'Gandharva Mahavidyalaya' Pune.
  • 'Kalanjali', Kolhapur.
  • 'Academy of  Performing Arts' Latur


After serving as a music faculty at Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, Pune, for 5 years, Harshad has also worked at Sawai Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, Pune as a music faculty, for 9 years..


   Programs

diwali pahat

classical and abhang

Masik Sangeet Sabha

This is a soulful music program by Harshad Dongare

Hindustani Classical Recital by Harshad Dongare

This program is a musical cavalcade of Hindustani Classical Vocal (Shastriya gayan) by Harshad Dongare
   Awards & Achievements

Harshad is a 'B High' graded artiste of All India Radio, Pune.

He has many prizes to his credit. To mention a few are :

  1. All India Telecom Cultural Meet, Ahmedabad – Khyal Gayan - 2000, 1st Prize.
  2. Dadar Matunga Cultural Centre, Mumbai - Khyal Gayan – 2004, 3rd Prize.
  3. Mahatma Gandhi Seva Mandir’s Music Lovers Club, Bandra - Khyal Gayan – 2004, 2nd Prize.
  4. Mood Indigo, IIT, Mumbai - Khyal Gayan – 2005, 1st Prize.

He has also been awarded with scholarships like :
Scholarships : 
  1. Dept. of Culture, Govt. of India, scholarship for advanced training in Hindustani Classical Vocal Music for two years w.e.f. Feb. 2005.
  2. Late Ramrao Koratkar Scholarship for 2006-2007 By Ganvardhan, Pune.
  3. Late Ushatai Mujumdar Scholarship for 2007-2008 by Ganvardhan, Pune.
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