Shri. Bhupaal Panshikar
(भारत रत्न श्री रविशंकरजी तथा पं दिनकर पणशीकर, जयपुर घराना, इनके शिष्य)
Bhupal is a Sitar player and singer, composer Bhupal Panshikar is a singular figure in Indian Classical music Diasporas whose eminent style of sitar playing has regaled audiences in India and abroad.
Coming from a family of Sanskrit literature stalwarts, drama, and music personalities young Bhupal chose to study music at the tender age of 10 under his father and guru pt.Dinkar Panshikar (living legend of Jaipur gharana). Bhupal really has a gifted musical persona right from childhood resulting, he enacted in the fabulous Marathi musical play katyar kaljat Ghusli as a child artist way back in 1983-84.
In his early teens Bhupal started learning sitar from Bharat Ratna lt Pt.Ravishankar ji in Delhi and then padmabhushan pt. Arvind Parikh (well-known maestro of vilayatkhani gharana) and till the date receiving training from him.
A quest for more musical knowledge made him more studious towards vocal tradition of north Indian Music (stylistic singing) and studied under lt.pt.chandrashekhar rele a well-known associate and gurubandhu of lt.pt.kumar gandharwa of Gwalior gharana. Simultaneously Bhupal’s sitar is influenced by his own vocal training and a tremendous impact of vocal phrases woven in his playing resulting it going beyond sheer tonal music.
Bhupal is a composer and music arranger and has worked with many Bollywood composers and has been actively playing sitar for film industry, daily soap operas, and Back Ground Music scores for various titles. His first solo album Raga Sangraha 1 & 2 successfully captured music lovers in 2010