Adwait Gadgil is a professional sitar player based out of Pune, Maharashtra. Raised in an illustrious music-loving family, his father (Shri Vivek Gadgil) is a tabla player and disciple of Late Pt Samta Prasadji, Late Pt Madanlal Gangani, and Late Pt Chandrakant Kamat.
Adwait was introduced to the world of music by his father at a very tender age of five, from where he began his initial training in vocal music and tabla and learned the intricacies of the Taal – kriya.
Realising Adawait’s core interest towards sitar, his father sent him to sitar wizard, Ustad Shahid Parvez of Etawah Gharana, to gain some expertise. Adwait is undergoing rigorous training in sitar with his Ustad for more than 12 years in Gurukul style.
Adwait has performed in many major cities across India like Nagpur, Pune, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Allahabad, and Aurangabad.
He is one of those rare child prodigies who have done justice to his talent through sheer dint of his commitment. He was awarded the ‘Best Upcoming Instrumentalist’ by the famous Gaanwardhan Sansthan based in Pune in 2010.
He was also honourably invited to perform at the ‘Festival of Young Artists’ amongst nine talented upcoming artists of India by Sangeet Sankalpa, Allahabad.
No doubt, the future of sitar is in safe hands.