November 18, 2018, at 2 pm
ABOUT SHRI MADAN OAK
Madan Oak is a disciple of the world-renowned Santoor maestro, Padma Vibhushan, Pandit Shivkumar Sharma. He has been studying Indian classical music for over 25 years. He has won several college and University level awards in Classical music competitions and is the recipient of the 1986 All India Radio (AIR) Best Instrumentalist National award. He has felicitated with a “Kala-Gaurav” award in December 2012 in Pune, India and “Guru-Satkar” recognition by Pt. Hridaynath Mangeshkar in March 2014.
He has given many concerts in USA, UK, Switzerland, India, Dubai and Abu Dhabi and on the All India Radio Pune Station on several occasions. Apart from playing Santoor, he is also a gifted light music vocalist and is also involved in promoting Indian classical music. He has headed several Indian organizations.
Living in America for more than 21 years leading in IT Business, Madan has been featured on TV programs, various venues likeIndiaFest-99, India Association of Southeast Texas, Lata Mangeshkar Foundation, Bay Area Maharashtra Mandal, Basant Bahar 2003 / 2012, San Francisco World Music Festival 2003, local public Channel KMVT-15, Brihan Maharashtra Mandal 2005 / 2007 and many more.
Madan released his first classical music album on July 31st, 2010 at the hands of the respected Veena Sahastrabuddhe, a highly regarded Indian classical music vocalist. The name of the album is “Moonlit Strings”, the album contents classical raga Rageshri presented by Madan on Santoor accompanied by Abhiman Kaushal on Tabla. This album is available for purchase on iTunes for download or from Madan’s website for his academy www.shatatantri.com. The album was blessed and endorsed by his Guru Pt. Shivkumar Sharma.
To give exposure of Indian Classical Music and Dance to local bay area California children, Madan started an academy of Indian classical music and dance by the name of Shatatantri Media in 2006, where students get an opportunity to learn Indian music and dances from well-known musicians and teachers. The academy is affiliated with Gandharva Mahavidyalaya of Pune, India and conducts Indian classical music certification examinations.
ABOUT SHRI SATISH TARE
Madhusudan alias Satish started learning Tabla at a very tender age of 5 from his father Late Shri Madhav Tare who himself was a disciple of great legendary Ustad Amir Hussein Khan sahib. Later on, Satish got a rigorous training from Pt. Arvind Mulgaonkar Ji for almost 15 years in Mumbai. He also got guidance from Pt. Vibhav Nageshkar Ji while studying Diploma in Music from Mumbai University. During his stay in Pune, he learned from Shri Vivek Joshi. Currently, Satish is taking advanced training from the world renowned Tabla maestro, none other than Pt. Swapan Chaudhuri Ji, in California for the last 10 years.
Satish has been consistently giving performances both as a solo artist and as an accompanist to vocal as well as instrumental artists in California as well as all over the USA.
Satish has also participated in various competitions right from his schooling days and has achieved several awards in those competitions. Among all those competitions, the south-central zone cultural festival held in 1989 stands out as a peak of his achievements, wherein, the likes of Rakesh Chaurasiya and Shaunak Abhisheki were among the participants. Satish stood first in the “Percussion” category in the same festival.