Jogiraj Sikidar has received extensive training in Hindustani classical vocal for over forty years in the Guru-Shishya Parampara of Kirana Gharana, under stalwarts like Pt. Mani Prasad, Smt. Kankana Banerjee, Smt. Shikha Ganguly, and Prof. Rita Ganguli.
A recipient of the prestigious Times Now NRI of the Year Award 2018 in the field of Art & Culture, Jogiraj Sikidar has more than 800 music concerts to his credit and has been teaching and performing Hindustani classical vocal and other forms for over thirty years.
He is the founder and director of the Malhaar Centre for Performing Arts, Dubai.
Hetartho Chatterjee has received extensive training in the Guru Shishya Parampara under Padmashri awardee Vidushi Sumitra Guha & Pt. Tejpal Singh of the famous Singh Bandhu for more than 16 years. Hetartho specializes in Hindustani classical, semi-classical, and Bhakti sangeet.
Holding a post-graduate degree and Visharad in Hindustani classical vocal music, Hetartho’s teaching techniques involve breathing techniques, voice culture, and voice projection in the presentation of a composition. He imparts his treasured music to more than 500 children and adults.
Hetartho is also a qualified music composer and has won several national awards in India.
Hafiza Sultana is a versatile Hindustani vocal Guru at Malhaar. She has received extensive training in Guru Shishya Parampara under Padmabhushan awardee Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty & Acharya Jayanta Bose. She sings all genres of Hindustani music such as Semi-classical, Ghazal, Sufiyana, and contemporary with equal ease.
With a postgraduate degree in vocal music, Hafiza has lent her voice to short films which have accumulated over 3 million views across various social media platforms.
She has more than a hundred students from across the world and is very popular with her students.
Arghya Sarkar is a versatile vocalist from Kolkata, India. He has received extensive training in Hindustani classical vocal music under Guru Prosenjit Chakraborty and Guru Goutam Ghoshal for more than 22 years. Arghya has an impressive command over all genres of Indian music.
He was one of the top finalists of the Super Singer reality show on Star TV and is a popular figure on television channels and stage shows in Kolkata.
Arghya specializes in voice culture, presentation, and Gayaki of Hindustani music. He has been teaching and organizing shows with his students for the last 10 years.
Sakshi Taneja is a young, versatile vocalist hailing from Delhi, India. She has received extensive training in the Guru-Shishya Parampara for over 16 years under the guidance of Mrs. Vandana Thakur and holds a Sangeet Prabhakar certification in Hindustani classical music from Prayag Sangeet Samiti.
Sakshi is a part of the Rekhta Foundation and has received the Golden Ticket and was one of the Top 100 contestants of Indian Idol Junior.
Sakshi's versatility allows her to explore the lighter realms of classical music, such as thumri, sufi, contemporary, and bhajan. Her soulful voice and emotive performances have won her a loyal following.
Sreekutty is a classical musician trained in Carnatic and Hindustani music with over 13 years of experience in training students. She is a disciple of Smt. Suma Unnikrishnan in Carnatic and was trained under Ustad Faiyaz Khan and Shri Jogiraj Sikidar in Hindustani music, and is currently under the guidance of Guru Prince Rama Varma.
Sreekutty is also a well-known figure in the field of media and television and has hosted various television shows and events.
Teaching is a passion and a way of life for Sreekutty, and she believes that music molds an individual to grow into a better person.
Avnish Jha holds a postgraduate degree in Hindustani classical vocal from the University of Delhi and a Sangeet Visharad from Pracheen Kala Kendra in Chandigarh.
He has been extensively trained in the Guru Shishya Parampara, under his father and Guru, Shri Mani Kumar Jha of the Gwalior Gharana, from the age of three. Avnish has also received training under Pt. Bholanath Mishra of the Banaras Gharana.
He is also a qualified audio engineer and music producer and learned guitar and piano from the Delhi School of Music.
Avnish specializes in Kheyal, Bhakti Sangeet, and Ghazal. He has been teaching and performing for the last seven years.
Oindra Kumar Dutta is an Indian Classical violinist from Kolkata. He was trained under Shri Biswajit Roychowdhury, who is a senior disciple of Pandit V G Jog. He also received training in western violin from Shri Subhashis Dey.
With inspiration and guidance from maestro maternal uncle Shri Raghunath Nandy, he is currently under the tutelage of Pandit Alok Lahiri.
Oindra is a Grade-B artist from All India Radio, Kolkata, and has completed the 6th year from “Sorbobharatiyo Sahittya o Sangeet Porishad”.
He secured the 1st position in All India Young Music Conference and received the “Silver Violin” for Best Competitor in Violin.
Arindam Chakravarty is a tabla virtuoso, trained under Acharya Pandit Shankar Ghosh ji for 26 years and Vidwan S. Shekhar.
An A-Graded artist of All India radio & Doordarshan, he is an empaneled artist of ICCR & EZCC and a senior national scholarship holder from the Indian Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India.
Arindam is the recipient of several awards such as the Gana Yogi Panchakshari Award, Taalmani award by Mumbai, and Sangeet gaurav award.
He has accompanied several maestros such as Dr. N. Rajam Ji, Ustad Ashish Khan Sahab, Pt. Hari Prasad Chaurasia Ji, Shri Sivamani, Pt. Shiv Kumar Sharma, Ustad Hamid Ali Khan.
Shrey Bhardwaj is trained under his father and Guru, Shri Anil Kumar Sharma, and for the past few years under Shri Tansen Srivastava.
Shrey holds a Bachelor's Degree in Physics from Hansraj College, University of Delhi, and a Master's degree in Percussion music from the Faculty of Music and Fine Arts, University of Delhi. He cleared the prestigious NET/JRF exam in India and is now pursuing his Ph.D. in Percussion music from the University of Delhi.
He also holds an Alankaar certificate from Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, Mumbai.
Prashant Yeware is a creative artist by profession and a percussionist by passion. At the age of 10, his coaching in Tabla started with Shri Chodankarji, and he continued his learning with Shri Madhavji Tare.
He has acquired proficiency in other percussion instruments like Dholak, Dholki, Drums, Kongo, Tumba, to name a few. He has also taken drum lessons from Shri Prabhakar Panchal, a professional drummer.
At the age of 14, he did his first professional recording for a Marathi devotional album with Music Director Shri Vishwasji Patankar from the Marathi film industry.
Pradeep Chatterjee is a highly talented Tabla player from India. He has performed widely across India and the world as a soloist or with other outstanding musicians from Indian and non-Indian musical traditions.
Pradeep began his music education at the age of seven under his father, late Pandit Amalesh Chatterjee, a very popular percussionist of his time from the Farrukhabad Gharana, and later came under the guidance of his father’s senior-most disciple, Pandit Samir Chatterjee.
Pradeep is rated as a B-High-grade artiste at Indian National Radio and Television under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India.
Gandhali Ramugade started learning Sitar under the guidance of her guru, Shreemati Rohini Kulkarni, daughter of Pandit Malhaarrao Kulkarni, a famous flutist from Mumbai. She continues with her learning from her Guru and currently teaches Sitar at the Malhaar Centre for Performing Arts.
Avijit has trained in Indian classical music and is a Sangeet Prabhakar from Lucknow Gharana.
He has learned Western Contemporary Piano (Trinity Curriculum) from the Calcutta School of Music.
Avijit has traveled across the globe and performed with stalwarts such as Pt. Hari Prasad Chaurasia, Hariharan, Manna Dey, Usha Uthup, and Vinod Rathod, to name a few. He is a lifetime member of R.D. Burman’s band, Euphony.
Avijit has been teaching Piano and Keyboard for the last 29 years.
Prachi Abhay Ambre is trained under Guru Dr. Manjiri Deo ji and Pandit Mukundraj Deo ji. She has been trained for over 25 years under the guru-shishya Parampara and has 12+ years of teaching experience in the field of Kathak.
A Nritya Alankar from the Akhil Bhartiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, Prachi is a postgraduate in Kathak from Kavikulguru Kalidas Sanskrit University.
Prachi has expertise in various elements of Kathak, including laykari, Taalang, Bhaavang. She currently trains students at the elementary and advanced levels and is preparing them for examinations and performances.
Anupama Kaushik is a leading young Kathak dancer from Delhi, India. She has been extensively trained under Guru Pt. Jai Krishan Maharaj, son, and disciple of the doyen of Kathak, Pt. Birju Maharaj ji of the famous Lucknow Gharana.
Anupama has done her post-graduate diploma in Kathak from the prestigious Kathak Kendra, Delhi. She believes in a 360-degree approach to performing arts and has done her post-graduate diploma in Indian classical vocal, Tabla, and Yoga. She is a B-Grade artist on Doordarshan.
For the last 15 years, Anupama has been training students, choreographing shows, and performing with her disciples across India.
Gandhali Ramugade, a disciple of Padmabhushan Shreemati Dr.Kanak Rele. She completed her master’s degree under the guidance of her Guru Kanak Rele Ji from Nalanda Nritya Kala Mahavidyalaya affiliated with the University of Mumbai, India.
Gandhali has won a Silver medal for her performance in the Cultural Olympiad of Performing Arts, Singapore. Nrutyaka award by Akhil Natrajam Aantar Sanskrutik Sangh & an award from the Global Council of Art & Culture by Akhil Bhartiya Sanskrutik Sangh, the official partner of UNESCO.
Gandhali is a passionate Bharatanatyam dancer, performer, and teacher. She is currently training students at the elementary and advanced levels.
Aswathy is a young Bharatanatyam dancer with a Post-Graduate degree in Bharatanatyam. She was trained extensively in the Kalakshetra Style initially under Guru Smt. Pushpa Suresh. Aswathy specializes in Natyasastra, Abhinayadarpana, and other Lakshanagranthas.
She has been performing Bharatanatyam for more than 15 years and teaching professionally for around 6 years.
Aswathy did her Arangetram in Chennai in the presence of various established artists. Additionally, she was blessed to have performed in the presence of noted dignitaries like the late Padmabhushan Dr. Kanak Rele - Founder of Nalanda Dance Research Centre.
Jyoti Unni is an exponent of Guru Deba Prasad Das' style of Odissi and has been trained by two eminent Gurus, namely Guru Rabindra Kumar Swain and Smt. Sangeeta Dash, in Odisha.
She holds the 'Sangeet Prabhakar' in Odissi from Prayag Sangit Samiti, Allahabad. With her striking stage presence, precise dance techniques, and abhinaya, Jyoti has won popular praise among audiences in India, Singapore, and Dubai. She is also an empaneled artist of the Indian Council of Cultural Relations as an Odissi soloist.
Jyoti was an Odissi Guru at the Global Indian Cultural Centre, in Singapore.