Hemant Pendse, a classical vocalist has by now established his own identity. Born in Dhule, he had his early schooling in Bhusawal & Jalgaon. He secured a Diploma in Mechanical engineering from Jalgaon Polytechnic. But he had true love for music it was in born in him and was promoted by his elder sister who was learning music in Bhusawal. Hemant received his early training by late Shri.Manohar Betavadkar. Later he received further advance training from Late Pt.Jitendra Abhisheki. He lived with him as a member of his family from 1978-1990.

Hemant’s devotion to his Guru, coupled with his own creativity has well been reflected in the Bandishis composed by him.

He began giving performances in India and Abroad.(USA Tour, Canada Tour, UAE Tour and Singapore Tour ).

He had also given a performance in the famous Sawai Gandharva Music Festival(1994,2006),in Pune. And in many pretigious music conferences at Delhi, Goa, Culcutta, Mumbai and all over India.

He has composed many Bandishis, Taranas and devotional songs, which are compiled in 'Ek radha Ek Meera','Guru vandana', 'Santanchiye Gavi' and 'Abhang Varsha'.

His performances have been appreciated by the audience. Press reports given by eminent Critics speak highly about him.

He is also a associated with “ Lalit Kala Kendra (Centre for Performing Arts) Savitibai Phule Pune University and Bharti Vidyapeeth as a (visiting Lecturer) “Manad Guru” .

He has received many prestegious awards like Pt.Jasraj Gaurav Puraskar, Smt.Manik Varma Puraskar and Swar Jhankar Puraskar by Pt.Atulkumar Upadhye Academy.

Recently Hemant has received Grade 1 Composer by All India Radio New Delhi.

He owns his fame and glory to his masters who have enriched him so much in this field. Still he is endeavoring to march ahead for reaching higher and higher levels of his performance.



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