Pt. Ronu Majumdar is considered for the most respected name in the Indian Flute Playing of this era. When it comes to Flute, Pt. Ronu Majumdar is a style maker and has invented unique style of rendering the Raga, which has good mixture of ‘Drupad Gayaki’ with ‘Laykari’. Pt. Ronu Majumdar is credited for making flute, a popular musical instrument amongst the youngsters of this era all over the globe. By virtue of his phenomenal talent, he and the ‘Bansuri’ are literally synonymous. Ry Cooder has rightly said ‘Ronu is definitely the Dr. Feelgood of the Indian Flute’. A powerhouse performer, Ronu Majumdar is firmly rooted in the Maihar gharana which has also given shape to sturdy musical oaks like Pt. Ravi Shankar and Ustad Ali Akbar Khan. He has been felicitated with numerous remarkable accolades for his mesmerizing performances worldwide.
Harshad Kanetkar, a young talented Tabla player from India, began his initial training in vocal from his grandfather Shrikrishna Kanetkar and mother Smt.Roopali Kanetkar at the early age of three. Later on he started learning Tabla at the age of five with Shri Mukhade. For the past many years he has had intensive training under Pandit Ramdas Palsule and Taalyogi Pandit Suresh Talwalkar.
Harshad is one of the few Tabla players of his generation who has equally adept and versatile in the art of accompanying vocals, instrumental and dance. Crispness and clarity of his technique and a total command of rhythm are the classic hallmarks of his style. He has performed solo as well as accompanied many renowned artist in prestigious music festivals like Sawai Gandharva Mahotsav-Pune, Harvallabh Sangeet Samaroh-Jalandhar, Gunidas Sangeet Samaroh-Mumbai, Shankarlal Music Festival- Delhi, Doverlane Music Festival-Kolkatta, Tyagaraja Festival-Chennai to name a few.