Young Maestro's of Hindustani Classical Music 
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Young Maestro's of Hindustani Classical Music 

Abhishek Borkar (Sarod), Manas Kumar (Violin), S Akash (Flute), Yashwant Vaishnav (Tabla), Amit Kavthekar (Tabla)


A Shadaj Baithak event
supported by Mass Cultural Council


First Half: Manas Kumar (Violin), S Akash (Flute), Amit Kavthekar (Tabla)
Second Half: Abhishek Borkar (Sarod), Yashwant Vaishnav (Tabla)


When: Saturday October 5 2024, 5 pm - 9 pm
Venue: Pilgrim Congregational Church, 55 Coolidge Avenue, Lexington, MA02421
Tickets: $30, FREE for members (Become a Shadaj Member!)


  • Please allow sufficient time to park, register and to be seated 15 mins before the start time.
  • Members need to RSVP and arrive at least 15 minutes before the start time to secure a seat as concerts often get oversubscribed.
  • Entry and seating is not guaranteed for late arrivals.


Ketki Purandare Limaye: 716-907-2084
Milind Ranade: 409-201-7110


Abhishek Borkar is a prodigy sarodist from a musical dynasty, captivating audiences with a fusion of Indian classical and Western music. With a sound that melds the sitar, sarangi, and Hindustani vocal styles, Borkar’s melodies are an ethereal, otherworldly experience. A true master of his craft, he weaves intricate rhythms and melodies with the finesse of a seasoned conductor. He received his initial training from his father Pt Shekhar Borkar who trained him in his own ‘tarankaar baaz’ playing style, which mixes the Maihar gharana of Ustad Allauddin Khan with ideas from across khayal vocal music, notably including intricate ornamentation of taans. Today, Borkar’s heartfelt renditions draw inspiration from the legends of the genre, including Ustad Allauddin Khan and Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, and of course his father.

Yashwant Vaishnav is widely hailed as a tabla prodigy, a once in a generation musician. His initial training began with his father Rajendra Sachdev and later from Shri Hemant Sachdev and Pandit Mukund Bhale. He had the fortune to study under Pandit Ulhas Kashalkar at the ITC Sangeet Research Academy, Kolkata. Currently he is a disciple of legendary Tabla Maestro Pandit Yogesh Samsi. Yashwant’s Tabla playing is marked with clarity and a crisp tonality which stays uncompromised at high octane speeds as well. His creative approach to rhythmic distribution and progression is a treat to listen to in his riveting solos. His approach to accompaniment on the other hand is subtle, supportive and supplementary. Yashwant takes a keen interest in collaborating with different forms of music and is influenced by different genres and assimilates all of this in his playing.