Aparna Panshikar

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Aparna is an Indian classical (Hindustani) vocalist living in Pune, Maharashtra, India.[1]


Panshikar’s musical performances include pure Hindustani classical music to semi-classical music and experimentation in combining north Indian classical music with various other genres. The systematic online training method she developed won her a lot of disciples across the globe.[2] She performs with the band Trinaad consisting of Indian bassist Jayen Varma and French drummer Jean Davoisne.[3]

Early life and family[edit]

Panshikar had an early introduction to north Indian classical music. Her first guru is late Pandit Bhaskarbua Joshi and is currently training under her mother Meera Panshikar. She is married to Nikhil Joshi and has a son Sohum Bilawal Nikhil Joshi.


Panshikar has released nine musical albums which include: a Jugalbandi with Sudha Ragunathan released by Manorama Music in 1999;[4] three titles released as “HMV presents a Voice for the New Millennium” in 2000; Winds from Ayuta in 2002; Diamond Sutra and Punyapur ki Sarita in 2003; Shivoham in 2005; and Reflections of a Purple Moon by Trinaad in 2012.[1]


  1. ^ a b Iyer, Sandhya (8 December 2011). "An Equal Music". IBN Live. Retrieved 2014-12-17. 
  2. ^ Iyer, Sandhya (20 May 2012). "The Web of Music". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 2014-12-17. 
  3. ^ Sempéré, Gabriel (16 April 2013). "L 'Inde en invitee" [The Invited Indian]. Sud-Ouest (in French). Retrieved 2014-12-17. 
  4. ^ "Aparna Panshikar: Carnatic Singer". Manorama Music. Retrieved 2014-12-17. 

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