Vinayak Netke

With an unassuming air of confidence in his poise, and a pleasantly alert manner of connecting, Vinayak Netke brings to the stage, and to his music, a rare and endearing ease of presence. Initiated into learning the tabla at the age of five under the tutelage of Acharya Jialal Vasant and his disciple, Avinash Aher, Vinayak has nurtured himself into a fine percussionist over the years. His proclivity to every musical instrument that he picks up, combined with his formal training and inherent understanding of vocal music as well as his penchant for writing and composing, allows him to contribute in more ways than one, no matter what role he takes up.

Vinayak is astutely disciplined in his practice and understanding of ‘what is’, and at the same time, childlike in his curiosity to experiment with ‘what can be’. This translates wonderfully into all forms of his work. Even without making an effort to keep within the lines while painting a new tune, he never loses his way in arriving at the perfect culmination.  

Vinayak has accompanied several acclaimed musicians in concerts all over India and abroad, as well as in their recorded albums. These include renowned artistes like violinist Padmashree Dr. N. Rajam, Bharat Ratna Smt. Lata Mangeshkar and Ghazal maestro Ghulam Ali. He has also played for noted composers like Late Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Vishal Bhardwaj in their films as well as in numerous commercials. From devotional albums like Aadi Pujya with Times music, Dancing Ganesha for HMV sa re ga ma,  and Kalidas’s Meghdoot, to the very spunky MTV Stay Raw campaign, to commercials like Polo mint, henko detergent, Maharashtra Times logo for awards 2013, anthem for Bhavans New york, eclectic gigs for his three-piece fusion band, Mithaavin, to his soon-to-be-released maiden feature films, Michael, Music Meri Jaan, Vinayak’s compositions and writing display an intriguing spectrum of versatility.  

Vinayak still continues his training and exploration of the tabla under his Guru, Pt. Shri Arvindji Mulgaonkar of Farukhabad Gharana. It is this inborn  appetite to learn music, combined with an equally compelling thirst to live it and play it, that gives Vinayak his sense of oneness with what he takes in and what he gives out. A comfort zone, a catalyst, a calling – for him, it’s all a matter of perfect convergence.

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