PHOcus – Photo Feature on upcoming artists – Ganesh

Born on 7 sep 1977 in a musician’s family in a typical South Indian joint family setting, in a place called Gund (Uttara Kannada), one of the villages, near Dandeli in Karnataka.

His Teachers

At age six, Father Sri. Vibhakar Desai – Devotional songs, Traditional drama songs (Natyageet) along with Drama acting and traditional folk art Yakshagana. Performed in school dramas and village Yakshagana festivals, between 6-12 years.

At age twelve, Sri. Dattatreya Hegde – Tabla classes

Sri R. P. Asundi and Smt. Sujata Bhat – Hindustani Classical Music

Nagaraj Joshi – Yakshagana

Pandit. Vasant Kanakpur – Light Vocal and Harmonium

Started collecting folk tunes from different regions.

Shyamala G. Bhave – Hindustani Classical music.

His Academic Record

A good student, he completed his BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration) from JSS College, Dharwad.

MBA in Marketing and Human Resources from CMR Institute of Management Studies, Bangalore.

His Hobbies

Poetry-writing, Sports, Drama, Keyboard, Yakshagana & Computers.

His aim

Music Consultancy, “Internet marketing of musical productions and internet promotions of young artists are necessary and I want to work towards this,” says Ganesh.

Being in Dharwad for seven years brought him in contact with many well-known musicians and artists. He learnt light music and composing techniques and started composing light music. His first compositions were broadcast by AIR Dharwad in early 1994, sung by renowned light vocal singer Geeta Kulkarni. He has given many concerts for AIR.

After coming down to Bangalore to pursue his musical career under Smt. Shyamala G Bhave, he has never looked back.

He has performed with his guru all over India and abroad. He has directed music for a documentary film (education-based), composed music for many light vocal lyrics, dramas, skits, and other dance ballet. He also takes up projects for various schools and colleges. He has also directed music for commercial cassettes and other devotional projects.

With his background of management and music, Ganesh also dreams of having a music consultancy, to promote better relations between artists and listeners.

Drishti wishes him success in his many endeavours.

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