Welcome to "RISING STARS - 2022". It is an annual event that showcases upcoming Hindustani Vocalists from schools from across the United States. The event is brought to you by the Indian Academy of Performing Arts (IAPA).
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Judges for 2022: Smt. Pradnya Jhadav, Shri Radharaman Kirtane and Shri Hemant Kulkarni.
Indian Academy of Performing Arts was formed with a mission to provide for the development and appreciation of Indian Classical Music, Dance and Drama in United States by promoting performances of these Arts. IAPA organizes concerts of visiting artists from India in the local area, especially encouraging young and upcoming artists.
About the artists
Aarushi is 9 years old, in the fourth grade, and has been learning Hindustani Classical music from Smt. Mitaliji Bhawmik since last 3 years. Her other interests include playing piano, swimming and outdoor games.
Maitreyi is 12 years old, in the seventh grade, and has been learning Hindustani Classical music from Smt. Mitaliji Bhawmik since last 6 years. She is also learning Kathak dance and enjoys swimming, biking and crochet.
Aarushi and Maitreyi are learning from Smt. Mitaliji Bhawmik who has been training students in Hindustani Classical music through her music school, Ethnomedia Music Studio. She is also the director of a non-profit cultural organization Raag Rang, that promotes music in the community in the tri-state area. Her website is https://www.mitalibhawmik.com/
Anindita Roy: Anindita started her music lessons at an early age from her grandfather, Sri Nitya Gopal Ray, who was a music teacher of Manimala Girls College, Asansol, West Bengal. She continued to take talim with Prof. Achintya RoyChowdhury, a senior disciple of Ustad Amir Khan Shab Ji. She considers herself lucky to be able to continue her journey of classical music under the tutelage of Padma Shri Pandita Tripti Mukherjee, senior disciple of Padma Bibhusan Pandit Jasraj Ji. She has also learned Rabindra Sangeet, Nazrulgeeti from Smt Mandira Chatterjee, disciple of Smt Kanika Bandopadhyay. She loves music and considers it as her calling.
About Rising Stars:
Rising Stars is an endeavor designed to bring together senior students of Hindustani vocal music from all schools in the tri-state area and to give them a forum to perform, listen and derive inspiration from each other. The mission is to develop a musical community that seeks to build their musicality, inspire and be inspired, without the boundaries of gharanas or schools. Rising Starshas been in existence since 2019. Each year, local schools are solicited to submit up to two nominees. Individuals can also nominate themselves if they are learning online or their Guru is not in the tri-state area. Once nominated, the nominees are required to submit a 15 minute video of their singing and a panel of three judges rate the nominees. The judges' scores are tallied and the top three are given a chance to perform.