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Philosophy

Civilised man is not only social; but has a great sense for creativity and appreciation. He is keen on creating, visualising and expressing his ideas. This very activity is but Art. It is said that Art is but imitation of nature. Man tries to give way to his imagination artistically. That is precisely is what culture is all about. In fact art is a necessary aspect of human life. It is the force behind human culture.

Ancient Indian scriptures mention sixty four kinds of arts. Amongst them are performing ones. Performing art is a lively form of art. They include music, dance, and dramatics to name a few. In the town of Ahmadnagar, it was felt by a group of youngsters that right kind of atmosphere doesn’t seem to exist. The cultural field appeared to be unorganised. All this was perhaps due to lack of a binding force. Something needed to be done.

When Tanmay and Kalpesh took to higher education in Pune, both had a great exposure with extremely new horizons and underwent fresh experiences viz. performances of great maestros, the energy in their Riyaaz, interaction with these artists, their ethical practices and humbleness, various symposia and lectures of international level, the outlook of critics and academicians of music, numerous competitive activities in music, association of artists – amateur and professional et al.

All of this had a great impact. It was a wonderful atmosphere that was never felt in their native town – Ahmadnagar. The native city had the talent and admirers. What was required was lively and consistent activity. Both these youngsters made up their mind to bring all this to Ahmadnagar.

The synthesis thus gave birth to the idea of ‘Anunaad Foundation’

Vision

  • To promote performing art in Ahmadnagar and to establish it as a culturally rich city.

  • To make the rural populace more aware and proactive towards performing arts.

  • To expand the richness of arts beyond the bounds of Ahmadnagar.

Mission

  • To organise cultural programs of high standards.

  • To include all kinds and schools of performing arts.

  • To launch ‘Listeners’ Club’ to encourage performance as well as aesthetic sense.

  • To arrange workshops, symposia, interviews to have art maestros to interact with local artists, aesthetics and critics.

  • To encourage youngsters, particularly school children, through interactive and informative programs.

  • To found state-of-art Music Academy.

  • To felicitate prominent personalities from the field of music in Ahmadnagar.

Guide and Philosophers

SHRI PRAMOD KAMBLE

SHRI PRAMOD KAMBLE

Sculptor of global repute. He has dwelled and worked in Ahmadnagar and brought laurels to the city with his creative genius. It is due to his achievements, that the city became well known to the country and subsequently to the world. He is associated with Anunaad Foundation since inception

AD. KISHOR DESHPANDE

AD. KISHOR DESHPANDE

Eminent lawyer and respected personality of Ahmadnagar, known for his legal acumen, oratory and qualities of leadership. He is a staunch ambassador of performing arts and proactive supporter of Anunaad Foundation

KUNDAN RUIKAR

SHRI KUNDAN RUIKAR

Founder of Anunaad Creative Resonance, a reputed creative agency, alumni of J.J.School of Applied Arts and has been of immense guidance to Tanmay and Kalpesh since the beginning of Anunaad Foundation.

Torch Bearers

  • The founders of Anunaad are artists themselves. They have been raised in the midst of cultural heritage of Pune – Mumbai and are equally aware of the cultural ambience in Ahmednagar.

  • They have also assisted reputed artists in India and abroad namely the USA, Europe, Thailand and Dubai. Therefore they are well aware about disciplinary standards and effective event management.

  • Since they are well acquainted with various artists themselves they can invite artists to perform in Ahmednagar on an Anunaad platform.

TANMAY DEOCHAKE

TANMAY DEOCHAKE

Is a well known harmonium player. Tanmay was born on 8 nov. 1985 in the family of musicians. He received preliminary lessons from his grandfather Shri. Gopalrao Deochake. He took advanced training in Harmonium from Shri. Pramod Marathe, at present he is taking lessons from Pt. Ulhas Kashalkar & Pt. Suresh Talwalkar. Tanmay is a talented and well established harmonium player from India. He started accompanying well established musicians ever since he was eighteen. Since then, he is one of the most sought after harmonium players in the country. He accompanies India’s leading artists like,Gansarswati Kishoritai Amonkar, Ustad Zakir Hussain, Pt. Ulhas Kashalkar, Taalyogi Pt. Suresh Talwalkar, Pt. Swapan Chaudhari, Pt. Sanjeev Abhyankar, Pt. Yogesh Samsi, Ustad Taufiq Qureshi, Smt. Aarti Ankalikar and the like on a regular basis. He has performed in all the major classical festivals in the country. He regularly tours abroad to USA, UK, Holland, Belgium, Dubai and Thailand.

KALPESH ADVANT

Kalpesh was blessed with music by his father and began his early training in Tabla from Shri Satish Acharya. He soon became popular in his school as Tabla player as well as singer. After competing his schooling till 12th in Ahmadnagar, he joined Lalit Kala Academy (Pune) to pursue his higher education in Music. He was bestowed with fortune to have Pt. Ramdas Palsule and Pt. Suresh Talwalkar as his Gurus in tabla.

He has accompanied great vocal performers like Pt. Shaunak Abhisheki, Pt. Hemant Pendse, Pt. Keshav Ginde, Pt. Raghunandan Panshikar and more.

He has earned a proud repute not only as table player, but also as table-teacher. He is the recipient of prestigious ‘Pt. Pannalal Ghosh Award’. He is the torch bearer of Anunaad Foundation and discharging his responsibilities commendably.

KALPESH ADVANT
PRACHITI DEOCHAKE

PRACHITI DEOCHAKE

Achieved gold medal for her Masters Degree in Dance from Lalit Kala Kendra (Uni.of Pune). She has received the Sawai Gandharv Scholarship along with another scholarship instituted by the Govt. of India. Recently she has been declared as the winner of the ‘Singarmani’ Award . Under the guidance of renowned Dance Guru Sucheta Bhide- Chapekar, Prachiti is involved in various dance performances across many cities.

VARUN NIMBOLKAR & MIHIR NIMBOLKAR

Both these members are pursuing their C.A. Degree. Varun is undergoing Sitar training from Ustad Usman Khan, while Mihir is a Tabla player and disciple of Pt. Ramdas Palsule. Varun and Mihir have played a pivotal role in the formation of Anunaad.