“Sangeet Nipun & Surmani” Sunil Kant Gupta is an “A” Grade artist of Akashvani & Doordarshan he is a front row flautist of India... Recipient of prestigious “47th Grammy Award Certificate” for award winning video “Concert for George” in 2002.Contact Now
|Sunil Kant Gupta
Born in a music loving family at Lucknow, Sunil Kant Gupta was motivated to take up some form of musical expression by his father Shri Ram Chandra Gupta.
Sunil received his initial training under the watchful tutelage of Pandit Subhash Roy, a senior disciple of Pandit Bhola Nath ji. Simultaneously, Sunil received guidance regarding the concept of Ragas from Sarod Maestro Thakur Shamsher Singh, and Pandit Dau ji Goswami. He also obtained “Sangeet Nipun” from Bhatkhande Sangeet Mahavidyalaya, Lucknow, under the able guidance of Prof. Gopal Chandra Nandi, Late Prof. Prem Singh Kinot and Pandit Ganesh Prasad Mishra & Dr. Kamla Shrivastava. Along with his musical studies, Sunil graduated from Lucknow University.
Sunil received valuable guidance from flute maestro Pandit Raghunath Seth for several years, a disciple of legendary & incomparable Pandit Pannalal Ghosh. Sunil also learnt from Sangeetacharya Late Dr. S.C.R.Bhat in Mumbai for almost 17 years since 1991. At present he is undergoing advanced training under Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty.
Here, it would be pertinent to make a mention of a few of the awards won by Sunil; viz: the “Surmani” title awarded by Sur Singar Samsad Mumbai in 1989. Sunil has received a Grammy Award certificate as a participant for the award winning “Concert for George” performed at Royal Albert Hall, London in 2002 under “Bharat Ratna” Pt. Ravi Shankar ji.
He is a First Prize winner at the U.P.Sangeet Natak Academy in 1981and First Prize at Akashvani (A.I.R.) competition in 1982,
Today, Sunil is an “A” Grade artist on Akashvani & Doordarshan. He has participated in various music conferences all over India. He has also participated in the “Festival of India” at Russia in 1996 with his Guru Pandit Raghunath Seth. In India he has performed in prestigious concerts like Bhatkhande Jayanti, Lucknow; Sharad Utsav, Jaipur; twice at ITC Sangeet Sammelan, Calcutta; Swami Haridas Sangeet Samaroh, Mumbai; Sur Sagar, Bangalore; Horizon for ICCR Lucknow & Pandit Kumar Gandharva Amrit Mahotsav, Devas. As a crown to all these programmes Sunil had an opportunity to represent India for the Indo-British Programme (Common Wealth in India 50 Years celebration.) in a jugalbandi with British flautist Brain Finnegan, in 1999 at the NCPA Mumbai. All India Radio featured Sunil in the National Programme of music several times. In the year 2008 Akashvani engaged Sunil for prestigious “Akashvani Sangeet Sammelan-2008” for Shimla Station of Akashvani.
With his innovative talent, Sunil has made an extra large flute, which has enabled him to elaborate a Raga in the lower octave (Mandra Saptak) with great ease, as obtained in vocal music. He also made a folding flute in bamboo that is more convenient to carry while traveling. Regarding his performance, it has to be noted that he gives due weightage to both to the “Gayaki” & “Gat-kari” in his rendering.
Not satisfied with so many achievement to his credit, Sunil has set his sight on one highly cherished goal, that of becoming the top most flautist of the land.
Sunil Kant Gupta
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