Kumar Gaurav Kohli (Hindustani vocal)

IMG_2655Kumar Gaurav Kohli started receiving training at the age of seven from his grandfather Sangeet Acharya Sh. Jagdish Raj Kohli, who belonged to Gwalior Tradition of Khayal Gayaki. In 2002 he followed the suggestion of renowned vocalists Pt Rajan Sajan Mishra to learn from Pt Ganesh Prashad Sharma (Disciple of Pt Bhola Nath Bhatt of Allahabad and Ustad Wajid Hussain Khan Saheb of Sahaswan Gharana and Pt Vaman Naraya Thakaar of Gwalior Tradition), a well known Guru of classical music. He is a Graded (B-High) artist from All India Radio Jalandhar.

His singing style uses melodic ornamentation to enhance the beauty and meaning of raga by means of a systematic elaboration of the raga. His voice ranges from soft and melodious to full throated, from the melodic flow of kan, khatka, murki, gamak, meend, to rapid-fire intricate taans. He represents a generation of bright, new, talented young artists. Specialising in Khayal Gayaki, Kumar Gaurav Kohli is also equally at ease singing devotional Bhajans, Gurmat Sangeet and Tarana. His melodious voice and powerful stage presence thrills audiences in every concert.

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