Suresh Talwalkar

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Suresh Talwalkar (Marathi: सुरेश तळवळकर)
Born 1948
Mumbai, Bombay State, India
Genres Hindustani classical music
Instruments tabla
Associated acts Padma Talwalkar, Ram Narayan, Ulhas Kashalkar, Vijay Ghate
Website Taalyogi Pandit Suresh Talwalkar

Suresh Talwalkar (Marathi: सुरेश तळवळकर)(born 1948) is an Indian musician who plays the percussion instrument tabla.

Talwalkar was born 1948 in Mumbai and initially learned playing the tabla from his father Dattatrey Talwalkar.[1][2] He trained under tabla players Pandharinath Nageshkar and Vinayakrao Ghangrekar, and studied the rhythm theory of Carnatic music and Hindustani classical singing.[2][3]

His style draws from several gharanas (stylistic schools) and he accompanied classical musicians and dancers;[2] Talwalkar frequently performed with sarangi player Ram Narayan since the late 1960s, accompanied classical singer Ulhas Kashalkar, and has toured in the United States, Europe, and Africa.[4][5][6] He taught tabla players, including Vijay Ghate, and Western drummers.[2] Talwalkar was awarded the All India Radio Award in 1966 and the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for 2004.[2][7]

Talwalkar is married to classical singer Padma Talwalkar and they have a daughter, tabla player Savani, and a son, Mumbai businessman and tabla player Satyajit.[8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sinha, Manjari (13 May 2010). "Tunes of the soul". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 1 July 2010. Retrieved 1 July 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "SNA: Events 2005-2006". Sangeet Natak Akademi. Archived from the original on 1 July 2010. Retrieved 1 July 2010. 
  3. ^ Naimpalli, Sadanand (2005). Theory and Practice of Tabla. Popular Prakashan. p. 108. ISBN 81-7991-149-7. 
  4. ^ "Narayan, maître du sarangi, en récital à Montréal" [Narayan, master of sarangi, performs in Montreal] (in French). Le Devoir. 27 November 1981. p. 18. 
  5. ^ Swaminathan, G. (6 January 2009). "Highlighting the ragas' beauty". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 1 July 2010. Retrieved 1 July 2010. 
  6. ^ "March to a different drummer at tabla gig". The Nation. 21 February 1997. p. C7. 
  7. ^ "SNA: List of Akademi Awardees – Instrumental – Tabla". Sangeet Natak Akademi. Archived from the original on 9 May 2010. Retrieved 1 July 2010. 
  8. ^ Shaikh, Asseem (15 December 2009). "Singer's house burgled; gold, jewellery worth Rs 6.74 lakh stolen". Times News Network (The Times of India). Archived from the original on 1 July 2010. Retrieved 1 July 2010. 
  9. ^ "The Beat of a Guru". The Nation. 15 March 1997. p. C1. 

Awards[edit]

He received the Padma Shree Award in 2013

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