Melodies of the strings...

Light and classical colors of music

Ms. Kalyani Deshpande
(A promising upcoming sitarist from Pune)

Ms. Kalyani Deshpande 25 July 2020

Kalyani Deshpande is promising upcoming sitarist form Pune. Kalyani was born into a family of musicians and was introduce to Hindustani Classical Music at a very young age by her grandfather who used to learn music from Pd. Bhimsen Joshi.

Kalyani started taking lessons of Indian classical music from her parents, Shri. Shridhar Deshpande (Tabla player of Banaras Gharana) and Smt. Vandana Deshpande and her elder sister Neha Deshpande (professional Indian classical vocalist). By the time the pure and ethnic sound of sitar attracted Kalyani and made her mind to learn sitar.

It was her fortune to receive sitar as a gift in the form of blessings from her grand uncle Dr.Shri. Arvind Joshi. Her formal sitar learning began under Smt. Leela Tai Kanade (Discple of U.Abdul Karim khan). Kalyani is now taking taalim (training) under her guru Shri. Chandrshekhar Rande himself disciple of U.Shahid Parvez Khan. The gayki ang and the beauty of raag rendition is one of the characteristics of Etava gharana which has been conveyed from her guru to her.

Apart from her taalim Kalyani got opportunity to learn and take guidance from Pd. Smt. Sandhya Apte. (maihar gharana). Though Kalyani started learning sitar at the age of 13, her love, dedication and humble efforts for her passion making her one step closer to the perfection. Now a day Kalyani performs Indian classical and semi classical music (sitar vadan) solo as well as duet.


  • Double degree in microbiology and chemistry
  • Masters in Music (sitar specialization) with a grade
  • Achievements

  • Spic Macay scholarship Opportunity to learn in renowned music institute ITCSRA, Kolkata.
  • National Youth festival performer (2014)
  • Second prize in Shri. Shandmukhananda National level music competition, Mumbai (2015) Honored to receive prize from Padma Bhushan Shri. T.V.Shankarnarayan
  • Award of ‘Best Instrumentalist’ in Firodia Karandak. (2011)


Upashi Vithoba music festival, Pune. Milaap music festival of instruments and vocalist, Pune Performances in Ardra –Fusion Band Private Concerts and maifil.

    Musical Work

  • Teaching sitar for past 3 years one to one as well as online (Skype) tuitions
  • Lecture- Demo, Workshops and Seminars in Schools
  • Studio work for light music pieces.

    Let’s Meet then.

    G.H. Raisoni Sports & Cultural Foundation Organizes - Online Session

    Topic : Melodies of the strings... Light and classical colures of music
  • Speaker: Ms. Kalyani Deshpande (A promising upcoming sitarist from Pune)
  • Date : Saturday, 25th July 2020
  • Time : 7:30 Pm
  • Venue : Your Home at your Mobile

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