Group: Seema Bharadwaj and Group
A 22-years-old artist from Lucknow, Prakhar Pandey has been learning music through various art forms from classical to folk to light music. He has a post-graduate degree in music from Bhatkhande and is preparing for PhD now. He has been working hard towards achieving mastery in his craft and pursues it with tremendous passion from a very early age. He considers Siddha Nath Mishra, Rameshwar ji his first gurus who taught the basics and elementary knowledge, he did his Visharad under Vinit Pawaiya and under Seema Bharadwaj, he learned Thumri and also did his Nipon. He speaks very highly of their teaching as well as calibre in the field of music. He acknowledges Seema ji his Guru Maa and regards her as his biggest inspiration. Apart from classical and folk music he is also into light and film music and has performed in various locations within the state and the country. Though at this point of time he mostly accompanies Seema Bharadwaj but also does live shows performing ghazals and semi-classical songs and pulls off brilliant performances at many governments shows only to dazzle the crowds and regards his performance at Sangeet Natak Academy as the most memorable experience. He lives in a joint family along with his father and mother. In order to meet his daily needs, he has been doing live shows and taking music tuitions primarily. He feels really grateful to be associated with music and aspires to become a stage performer someday.
- Uttar Pradesh