DESIFEST | South Asian Music Festival

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Pratik Rao

Performer

Pratik Rao – Indian Vocalist & Coach

  • Born in Mumbai (Ex Bombay), India
  • Started his vocal music training at the age of 5 years
  • He is trained in various Indian vocal music styles like Hindustani (North Indian) Classical vocals under the guidance of Mrs. Tulika Ghosh at Sangeet Mahabharati Academy, Shri Suresh Wadkar at AJIVASAN music academy, Dhrupad Sangeet under the tutelage of Pandit Sukhdev Chaturvedi, Ghazals & Bhajans under the guidance of Shri Kuldip Singh & Mrs. Sampada Bandodkar and learnt some basic Carnatic (South Indian) vocal techniques with the help of guru M.S.Vidya in Bangalore, India
  • He participated in the longest running Indian music reality show, SA RE GA MA PA children’s special on Zee TV and won 4 consecutive episodes back in 2001-2002. 
  • He has successfully completed his Hindustani classical vocal music course from Prayag Sangeet Samiti, Allahabad, India and also completed his Sangeet Visharad i.e. Bachelors in Indian Classical Music from Pracheen Kala Kendra, Chandigarh, India in 2014. 
  • He formed a music band ‘The Vintage Taan’ in Mumbai in 2010 and composed and sang India’s Anthem for Autism, ‘Alag Hi Asha’ funded by the Government of India and has also collaborated with a popular YouTube channel ’88keys to euphoria’ with more than a million subscribers
  • He has participated in several live events, concerts, festivals & recorded for jingles, cartoons, television series & bollywood movies
  • Pratik currently resides in Toronto, Canada, where he teaches Vocal Music and sings in Tamil for a South Asian Band ‘Agni’ and also composes and sings for a Tabla Centric Fusion Music Band ‘Rakkatak’ along with Tabla player-Anita Katakkar, bass player-Oriana Barbato, Flutist-Hasheel Lodhia, Violinist-Jessica Hana Deutsch & Percussionist-Zaynab Wilson