Mahesh Kale


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CLASSICAL VOCALIST

Mahesh Kale is an accomplished vocalist of the new generation with a captivating stage presence, that has along with his uncommon musicality and vocal dexterity, positioned him firmly on the national and international radar of the North Indian Classical Music community. As a disciple of Pandit Jitendra Abhisheki, he has an illustrious pedigree, and his thrilling performances bear this out.
For Mahesh music started at home. He started learning music at the tender age of three. His basic liking for music is attributed to his mother Smt. Meenal Kale (a disciple of Smt. Veena Sahasrabuddhe).
Mahesh has established his presence firmly, as a popular artist and has performed extensively in India, USA, Europe, UAE, Southeast Asia. Mahesh has been playing the central character in a popular Sangeet Natak, Katyar Kaljat Ghusli, for which, he was honored with an award by the Akhil Bharatiya Marathi Natya Parishad (2010 ).
Mahesh maintains an open outlook towards music to reach out to the new generation, while retaining the traditions. He has performed with world famous percussionists including Zakir Hussain, Trilok Gurtu and Sivamani, and instrumentalists like Pedro Eustache and Frank Martin, in fusion and collaborative works.
Mahesh is also a teacher in various universities in the USA (including Stanford and Harvard University) and an inspiration for a motivated active student body of over two hundred students in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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