about me

Pravin Gaonkar’s musical journey started from home under the tutelage of his father the Late Shri. Pandurang Gaonkar. Pravin was a student of Kala Academy, one of the premier music institutions of Goa, for 8 years and graduated with distinction (Sangeet Kushal), and then secured post graduation with distinction (Sangeet Parangat) under the able guidance of Pt. Kamlakar Naik of the Agra Gharana. He continued his journey into the world of music under Pt. Kamlakar Naik for a further period of 10 years. The rigorous training he received was founded on the Indian educational principles of the Guru Shishya Parampara.

He received further training from the great vocalist of Agra and Jaipur gharanas, the Late Pt. Prabhudev Sardar, a senior disciple of Pt. Nivruttibua Sarnaik and Pt. Jagannathbua Purohit. Currently Pravin is honing his advanced skills under the able guidance of Padmashree Pt. Ajoy Chakrabarty and Pt. Satyasheel Deshpande. He has also been fortunate to get guidance in light music from the renowned playback singer Pt. Suresh Wadkar.

Pravin is gifted with a mellifluous voice which he has further enhanced by his aesthetic approach and creative thinking which is evident in the purity of his exposition of raga, and complex patterns of taan rendered with speed and clarity. He has a great command of rhythm, a mastery over swaras and a perfection of sur. Pravin is equally comfortable in semi-classical music genres such as thumri, dadra, abhang, natya sangeet and bhaav sangeet. All of these factors results in his sublimely delightful performances.

Pravin Gaonkar has also been a leading cultural impresario in Goa and has organized several music performances through the Swastik Cultural Association which he leads.

achievements

  • Graded (B-High) Artist of All India Radio in Indian Classical Music.
  • Completed Higher studies in music, “Sangeet Kushal” (B. Music) and “Sangeet Parangat” (M. Music) with Distinction from Kala Academy-Goa under the able guidance of Pt. Kamalakar Naik.
  • Best “Sangeet Nat” award for the role of Amir Khan in the Marathi Play “Sangeet Hey Bandh Reshamache” at the All India Sangeet Marathi Natak Competition organized by Maharashtra State Government in the year 1993.
  • In 1994 and 2012, performed at “Surashree Kesarbai Sangeet Samaroh” organized by Kala Academy, Panaji-Goa.
  • In 2000 and 2005, performed at “Master Dinanath Mangeshkar Sangeet Sammelan” organized by Samraat International Club, Ponda.
  • In 2001, performed at Karnataka Kala Kendra, Bangalore Indian Classical Concert organized by Karnataka State Government.
  • In 2002, performed at Sangeet Natak Academy, Lucknow.
  • In 2003, performed at Sangeet Ratna Ustaad Abdul Karim Khan Memorial Concert at Miraj.
  • Performed at Panaji – Goa & Pune for Jitendra Abhisheki Samaroha organized by Tarangini.
  • Released four albums of Bhakti Sangeet (Devotional Songs).
  • Playback singing for Konkani Film “Its my life”.
  • Received award for best composition (light music) from Doordarshan – Delhi and IFFI (International Film Festival of India)
  • Recently released first commercial Marathi devotional songs album at the hands of Suresh Wadkar titled “Bhaktee”.
  • In 2010, performed (Indian Classical Vocal) in Singapore at Temple of fine Arts.
  • Received “Yuva Srujan Puraskar” from of Goa for excellence in Music.
  • Performed at Lisbon, Portugal in 2012

academic background

Educational Qualifications: M.Com., N.E.T., Ph.D. (Doctorate in  Commerce)

Profession: Associate Professor in S.S. Dempo College of Commerce & Economics, Panaji-Goa.

Serving the college for past 25 years.

Served as Vice Principal for 3 years in the same college.

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Dr Pravin Gaonkar
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Landscape Pinto Park
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