Gauri Pathare – A gem in Hindustani Music
GAURI PATHARE -A glittering gem in the crown of Indian classical music, Gauri’s interest in Hindustaani classical vocal music was aroused by listening to her mother, Dr. Vidya Damle, herself a disciple of Pandit Jitendra Abhisheki. Under the watchful eye of her gurus, Smt. Madhuri Joshi and Pandit Gangadharbuwa Pimpalkhare of the Kirana gharana, Gauri delved deep into the spiritual essence of Indian classical music to blossom into a musical genius.
She later on followed in her mother’s footsteps by receiving extensive taalim for several years – initially from late Padmashree Pt. Jitendra Abhisheki and thereafter from Pandita Padma Talwalkar till date. This training blended in her the gayaki of Jaipur, Gwalior and Kirana gharanas. Vocalist of mesmerizing melodies, Smt Gauri Pathare has always enthralled her audiences with her performances.
Her voice is her forte – she was trained in various voice culture techniques by Ustaad Syeeduddin Daagar (noted dhrupad dhamar gaayak).
Gauri Pathare holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of Pune and a Diploma in IT from NIIT.
During her early years in addition to numerous inter-collegiate, inter-university and inter-state trophies, Gauri also won the All India Radio competition. Gauri was the vocal accompaniment to Pt. Suresh Talwalkar for his taal maala concerts in her initial years.
Her various accolades include being awarded the most prestigious Smt. Kesarbai Kerkar scholarship conferred by the NCPA in 1999-2000, the Pandit Sitaram Dixit Puraskaar for light classical vocal in 2002, the Smt Yamunadevi Shahane Puraskar for vocal classical in 2003. Gauri received the Surmani Puraskar in 2006 and the Pt. Ramkrishnabuwa Vaze Yuwa Gayak Puraskar in 2007, amongst many others awards.
Smt. Gauri Pathare has been delivering solo recitals all over India as well as abroad since the age 12 years. She was invited to perform solo in the prestigious Sawai Gandharva Punyatithi music festival at Pune in 2003 and at the Kesarbai Kerkar festival organized by the Goa Kala Akademi in 2006.
She has performed on several occasions with Gaanawardhan at Pune, Kalabharti of the Karnataka Sangha, the Vile -Parle music circle and suburban music circle. She has had the privilege of performing in the presence of her holiness Anandmurthi Gurumaa on multiple occasions. Gauri is a graded AIR artiste with regular performances on All India Radio. Gauri has given playback to films under the music direction of Anand Modak and others.
Her maiden releases namely, Morning Melodies, Evening melodies and subsequent outstanding releases like Emotions, Soothing melodies, Sangeetika have created a niche for Gauri in the Indian music industry.
Her overseas performances include multiple tours of France (Paris), Australia (Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, gold Coast, Sydney and Melbourne), USA (New York, New Jersey, San Jose, San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco) and Singapore.
She has also conducted numerous classical music workshops at these places and has had performances broadcast live on Australia Radio.
2012 Swarbhaskar Puraskar by Surashree Pratishtan, in the memory of Pt. Bhimsenji Joshi.
2010 Sangeet Ratna Puraskar by Kashi Gayan Samaj, Varanasi.
2010 Album ‘Tribute’ was nominated for GIMA 2010.
2007 Sur-Mani Puraska by Sur Singar Parishad.
2006 Gayanacharya Pt. Ramkrishnabuwa Vaze Yuwa Gayak Puraskar by Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, Pune.
2003 Shree. Sitaram Dixit Puraskar for Semi Classical Vocal Music.
2002 Smt. Yamunadevi Shahane Puraskar by Ganwardhan, Pune.
2000 Smt. Kesarbai Kerkar fellowship NCPA, Mumbai.