Samarth Nagarkar

When Music is Life, Life becomes Music

Samarth Nagarkar is a Hindustani classical vocalist, known for his captivating performances and traditionally rich music. 

Samarth features in prominent music festivals and venues in India and abroad including The ITC Sangeet Sammelans in India; The United Nations, World Music Institute, Chhandayan All Night Concert, Kashinath Bodas Festival, and several Global music festivals like The Winter Garden Festival and The International Fringe Festival. He has performed in some of the most iconic and historic venues such as Maverick Concerts in Woodstock,  the Rockwood Music Hall and Jazz gallery in New York.

He has two albums titled ‘Pranali’ and ‘Pravah’ to his credit. He also published a book titled ‘Raga Sangeet’. He has composed music for major international films and conventions. He is a recipient of a Fellowship from the Ministry of Culture, Government of India and a President’s Award for winning the All India Radio’s National Music Competition. 

He is currently Guru and Director of Academic Affairs at Chhandayan, a prominent Indian music and dance school in New York City, and also teaches adjunct lectures and master-classes at Manhattan School of Music and New York University.

He is a former scholar of the prestigious ITC Sangeet Research Academy, Kolkata and has trained in the strict guru-shishya parampara under two renowned gurus and top ranking musicians, Pandit Ulhas Kashalkar and Pandit Dinkar Kaikini.  

As a performer, composer, teacher and author, Samarth is described by critics as one of the most prolific musicians of his generation and a torchbearer of the musical traditions he represents.