Sweekar belongs to ‘Etawah Gharana’
(Imdadkhani Gharana) and follows the immensely appealing ‘Gayaki Ang‘. Sweekar has performed many Classical and Fusion Concerts at prestigious
Music Festivals in India and Abroad. His electrifying yet soulful performances
have been widely appreciated by the music lovers as well as critics.Sweekar’s
performaces are a beautiful blend of traditional & contemporary Indian
- Sweekar has won the prestigious ‘AVIDES-Acharya Vishwanath Dev Classical
level) organized by ‘Padmavibhushan
martand Pt.Jasraj’ held at NewYork (USA) in November 2010.
--Sweekar is a ‘Gold Medalist’ in
Visharad’ of the Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya Mandal and
has received ‘Naresh Belwalkar Award ‘ and ‘Rangnath Dattatray Award’.
-He is also a ‘Gold Medalist’
in ‘Master of Arts (M.A-Music)’
from the ‘Shivaji University,Kolhapur’.
-He has received ‘Scholarship’ from the ‘Ministry of culture Govt. of India’ under the scheme of
scholarship to young artists for the year 2009-10.
-He is a ‘Graded Artist’ of the ‘All
India Radio (AIR)’ and
gives regular performances.
-Sweekar’s Debut Classical solo Album ‘Sur Anant’ was released by
Legendary Kathak Maestro ‘Pt.Birju
Maharaj’ and ‘Begum Parveen
features in the List of “Young World
Leaders” featured by “MOSAICQUE International Magazine”.
-Sweekar has worked with Ace Western Composer ‘Prof.Sandeep Bhagwati’ from Germany in his project of Indian music
explorations ‘Dhwani Sutras’.
-Sweekar has worked with many ‘Bollywood’
Music directors like Pritam,Sanjay leela bhansali,Ustad Taufiq Qureshi
to name a few.
-Sweekar is equally brilliant when it comes
to ‘Fusion Music’,having
performed with the Top Most Musicians of the country like the ‘Master
of Percussion Ustad Taufiq Qureshi’
and the ‘Legendary Drummer Ranjit Barot’.
-He works on different concepts with various
well known Bands like Vaditra,The Ensemble,Surya-The new Sun,Taal-Matrix
has keen interest in exploring new avenues of performance,and contributes
towards innovative ideas of blending different genres of Indian Classical and
Despite his young age,Sweekar comes across as
a very mature artist. With his Talent and dedication he promises to carve out a
place for himself amongst the leading Sitarists of the next generation.
Sweekar is an outstanding Sitar player.He is
pursuing the art of Sitar with utmost dedication and determination.His
talent,energy and musical personality is very unique.
-Vedic Heritage Journal (USA)