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 been 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.
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 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 last 10 years.
Satish have been consistently giving performances both as a solo artiste and as an accompanist to vocal as well as instrumental artistes 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.
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