Shruti Sadolikar-Katkar (Vocal)
Shruti Sadolikar Katkar is the daughter and disciple of Pandit Wamanrao Sadolikar. Pandit Wamanrao Sadolikar was a ‘shishya’ of the legendary pioneer of the Jaipur Atrauli Gharana, Ustad Alladiya Khan Sahib, and his son Ustad Bhurji Khan Saheb. Shruti also trained for twelve years under Ustad Gulubhai Jasdanwala, famed for his repository of rare compositions and complex ragas of the gharana. Shruti continues to learn from Ustad Azizuddin Khan, the son of Bhurji Khan Saheb, even today. Shruti, a graduate from Mumbai University, completed her Masters in Music from SNDT University, winning the Bhaskarbuwa Bakhle prize. She passed "Sangeet Visharad" with distinction and is an ‘A’ Grade artiste in both Akashvani and Doordarshan.
Shruti has participated in all major Sangeet Sammelans in the country. She has been a visiting professor at the Rotterdam Conservatorium – Netherlands and has delivered lec/dems in many universities in India and abroad. Her achievements include a scholarship from Bhulabhai Memorial Institute in 1975, the Kesarbai Kerkar scholarship from NCPA (1976 – 1978), the Homi Bhabha Fellowship from NCPA (1994 – 1996) and "Dagar Gharana Sanman" from the Maharana Mewar Foundation of Udaipur. She has been the recipient of innumerable prizes and awards including the ‘Shanmukha Sangeet Shiromoni’ in 2000. Her noteworthy contributions to Indian music include the ‘Gayaki Raga and Tala’ In that she has sung twenty ragas, two each from the ten thaats set in twenty talas. She has also recorded two volumes of nineteen traditional thumris in over ten talas. Shruti is currently a visiting guru at the ITC Sangeet Research Academy.