Dr Kalyani Bondre is a new generation classical vocalist with a vibrant, youthful, and original style of singing. Kalyani’s first musical impressions were formed in her own home, as both her parents have been exponents of Indian Classical Music.
Dr Kalyani has trained in vocal classical music mainly under Guru Manisha Shrikhande of the Mewati Gharana, who earlier learnt form Leelatai and Vilasrao Khandekar of the Kirana Gharana, and later became a student of Pandit Krishnakant Parekh and Dr Shobha Abhyankar, both disciples of Padmavibhushan Pandit Jasraj. Kalyani has also received guidance in advanced music from Ustad Faiyaaz Hussain Khansaheb and Ustad Usman Khansaheb. Not confining herself to the rigid barriers of any one Gharana, her gayaki encompasses the nuances of different schools of music. She has created her own individual style, blending elements from a variety of sources. She has also learnt the basics of the Sitar.
Dr Kalyani has already started establishing her mark as an outstanding talent and has performed at prestigious platforms in India and abroad. Gifted with a rich, melodious voice, which freely flows in all the three octaves, an effortless command of rhythm, clarity of diction, originality, and versatility, she captivates audiences wherever she performs.
Dr Kalyani has been giving live performances since the age of seven. She has been doing solo concerts for the last decade and has performed at prestigious platforms in India and abroad.
Kalyani had the honour of presenting a solo concert at the Tagore Centre of the Embassy of India, Berlin, Germany in August 2013 in the presence of the Deputy Chief of Mission and other dignitaries of the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India.