Adarsh started his training in Tabla at the tender age of 8 under Sri Nagaraj Rao Gaikwad, who built in him a strong foundation of the basics of the Delhi and Ajrada Gharanas. Later he undertook training in the Faroukhabad style under Pandit Rajgopal Kallurkar from the year 1999. At present he is receiving advanced lessons from Pt. Yogesh Samsi of Mumbai. Adarsh was fortunate to be born in a music loving family to Sri Satish and Smt. Shwetha Shenoy, who took immense interest in grounding into him the importance of music at a very early age. Adarsh’s musical inclination was further strengthened by his elder brother Sri Abhijith Shenoy who is a very able Hindustani Classical Vocalist. Adarsh constantly accompanies his brother in all his concerts and the duo have given over 500 concerts together and carved a niche for them in the Hindustani Music Circuit.

Adarsh entered the concert arena at a very young age and has been the preferred choice for many vocalists and instrumentalists. He was one of the youngest Tabla players to be awarded with a B-High grade by the All India Radio, Bangalore at the age of 18. He has given many programs on the Radio and TV. Adarsh is also a recipient of many scholarships like the CCRT scholarship from the Govt. of India, scholarship from the State govt. of Karnataka and the Sursagar Scholarship. He was awarded the Best Junior Tabla Player award by the Sri Rama Seva Mandali, Fort High School.

Adarsh has won various Tabla competitions at the school and college levels and was the winner of the Rotary Club music instrumental competitions for 4 years in a row during his school days. He has represented the Bangalore University at the south zone university competitions and was selected to represent the south zone at the nationals. He also been part of the Jain College Group Song team which has been the All India Champion at the National Level Group Song Competition organized by the Bharat Vikas Parishad. Adarsh has completed his Vidwath exam in Tabla from the Karnataka State Board and Sangeet Alankar from the Gandharva Mahavidyalaya Mandal of Maharashtra, all in high distinction. He is currently pursuing another Music course under the Khairagarh University. He was recently awarded All India 2nd Rank in his Sangeet Alankar exam.

Adarsh’s keen interest in innovation led him to foray into the fields of carnatic music and fusion music as well. He is currently undertaking training in the Carnatic talaa system under Vidwan Sri Anoor Ananthakrishna Sharma, a very senior and respected Mridangam Artist from Bangalore. Adarsh is now a regular performer in various Taala vaadyas and ensembles and has been part of various groups like Laya Lahari, Layatharanga, Indo Canadian Band Lehera, Mangal Dhwani, RARE, Nandi Taala Vaadya, Karnataka School of Percussion etc to name a few. He has also successfully ventured into Fusion music and is the Founder member of a classical instrumental fusion band called Vidyouth, which comprises of young musicians from the Hindustani, Carnatic and Western forms of Music. He is part of fusion bands like The Prakash Sontakke Group, The Karthik Mani Group and others.

Adarsh has given many performances and has accompanied artists like Pt. Narsimhalu Wadavatti, Pt. Parmeshwar Hegde, Pt. Nandakishore Muley, Pt.Prakash Sontakke, Pt. Milind Date, Pramod Gaikwad, Pt.Prabhat Kumar, Pt. Santosh Nahar, Dr. Jayanth Kumar Das etc to name a few. He has also performed alongside prominent Carnatic Musicians like Vidwan Sriram Parasuram & Anuradha Sriram, Vidushi Aruna Sairam, Sri Yella Venkateshwara rao, Sri Shashank Subramanium, Mysore Manjunath and Nagaraj, Vidwan Bangalore V.Praveen, Vidushi Kanyakumari, Vidwan Sri N Amrit etc. Adarsh is aslo the accompanist of choice for the younger generation of Hindustani Musicians like Sameer Rao, Suhas Mitra, Apratim Majumdar, Subranil Sarkar and many others. He has also been part of many jugalbandi concerts and has given Tabla solo recitals as well. Adarsh’s keen sense of rhythm and dexterity has been appreciated by connoisseurs of music, apart from young and old audiences alike. He has played alongside western musicians like Mike Herting, Mathias Shriefel & Peter Kroll Ploeger and some jazz and rock musicians like Amit Heri, Keith Peters, Bruce Lee Mani, Darshan Doshi, Manoj George & Rhzude in fusion shows.

Adarsh has performed at various prestigious platforms across the country and abroad, and has also extensively performed in most cities of Karnataka. Some of his performances include:

·         Pt Bhimsen Joshi’s house at Pune in 1996.

·         Sawai Gandharva Festival, Kundgol.

·         Kannada Sangha, Mumbai.

·         Hampi Utsav, Hampi.

·         Puttaraj Gavai Punyatithi, Chennai.

·         Sursagar, Bangalore.

·         Devanandan Ubhaykar Smriti, Bangalore.

·         Sri Rama Seva Mandali, Fort High School, Bangalore.

·         Sangeet Sankalp, Bangalore.

·         Doordarshan 25th Anniversary celebration at Gulbarga.

·         Bangalore Habba.

·         Mysore Dussehra.

·         Chennai Marghari Utsava.

·         Vishwa Kannada Sammelana, Belgaum

·         Kadamba Utsava, Banavasi

·         UAE Kannada Koota, Dubai

·         The Royal Library, Copenhagen, Denmark

·         Gyeonju World Traditional Wind Instrument festival, Korea

·         IBM Conference, Kathamandu, Nepal

He has also performed at Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai, Coimbatore, Kasargod, Baroda, Kolhapur, Hassan, Manipal, Goa, Belgaum, Gulbarga etc to name a few.

Adarsh is a commerce graduate from Sri Bhagwan Mahaveer Jain College and holds a PGDBA in Finance from Bangalore University. He has also completed his MBA in Finance from ICFAI Business School Bangalore with High Merit and is a scholarship holder from both the above said institutes. Adarsh is an avid chess player and has won many inter school and inter college chess competitions.

Inspired by his Guruji Adarsh has taken up teaching, and conducts weekly Tabla Classes for aspiring young students and working professionals. He is currently working at Hewlett Packard as a Analytics Consultant.

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