Location: Main Theatre
Manjri Asnare-Kelkar was born into a family of musicians. Her father was an accomplished tabla player and she started her training at a young age under Shri M.T.Mhaiskar. After six years there she started with Pt.M.S. Kanetkar, a well known disciple of late Ustad Bhurji Khan. He shaped her into of the foremost performers of the Jaipur Gharana today, carrying forward the legacy of great names such as Alladiya Khan and Kesarbai Kerkar. She performs regularly in concerts around India and outside and is the recipient of several prizes and awards including the first prizes of AIR music competitions, the Music Scholarship from the Govt. of India, the Young Performing Artist of the Year by the NCPA and many others.