It is moot point whether personal achievements are attributable largely to inherited qualities or one's ambience and sheer hard work.Manjiri Alegaonkar has naturally sweet voice which also possesses resonance or some more elusive quality which makes you prick your ears when she is singing.She also happens to be the daughter of a reputed classical vocalist, Shri.Mohanrao Karve.

Because of this she has been exposed to pure classical music from her early childhood.At an age when most girls are playing with dolls or involved in mock-house-keeping Manjiri was playing with the strings of the tanpura and getting acquainted with the mysteries of rhythm.

She began receiving music lessons side by side with her introduction to the alphabet.Her early exposure to classical music was of Gwalior-cum Waze Buwa tradition as Mohanrao Karve is disciple of late Waze Buwa.

She received a very systematic training of Jaipur-Atroli gayaki from late Wamanraoji Deshpande a well known Musicologist and was also trained by late Pt.Babanrao Haldankar and late Pt. M.S.Kanetkar.She also received guidance from Pandita Kumudini Katdare & Dr.Arun Dravid.

A fine blending of traditional approach towards the purity of these Gharanas as well as aesthetic appreciation and assimillation of the more romantic genres constitvte her gayaki.

Apart from attaining exemplary mastery in classical Music Manjiri is also an excellent exponent of light music, stage music & Gazal in which she was trained by the experts in the respective fields.

She is a Top grade artiste of Akashwani and Doordarshan. In addition to scholarships she has been selected in I.C.C.R. reference panel of artiste for Hindustani Classical Music.



Manjiri has earned many accolades in her music career. To name a few :

Scholarships (Rank 1st) from Sangeet Research Academy, Kolkata and 'Sulashre Pratishthan' , Mumbai for Indian Classical Music(Vocal).

Kumar Gandharva Puraskar at the hands of Bharatratna Pt.Bhimsen Joshi.

Manik Varma Puraskar by 'Swaranand Pratishthan',Pune

Swar Sadhana Puraskar by 'Ganvardhan',Pune

Sangeet Shiromani Puraskar by Kashi Sangeet Samaj,Banaras

Rajhans Puraskar by 'Rajhans Pratishthan',Mumbai

Prestigious Programs

She commenced his musical voyage in a truly royal gait:

Sawai Gandharva Mahotsav 1991, 2019 - Pune

Tansen Mahotsav,Gwalior

Pt.Jitendra Abhisheki Sangeet Mahotsav- Manipal

'Malhar Mahotsav' Nehru Centre- Mumbai

'Ganvardhan' - Pune

Dadar Matunga Cultural centre- Mumbai

N.C.P.A. -Mumbai

Swar Zankar-Pune

Samrat Club,Goa

Swarvilas Sangeet Sabha- Baroda

Saraswati Samaj Vasantotsav- New Delhi

Akaswani Sangeet Sammelan - New Delhi, Kolkata

Belgaum and Hubli Art Circle -Karnatak

Indian National Theatre - Chandigarh

Purvangini Sangeet Academy- Ujjain

Deval Club-Kolhapur

Indian National Theatre - Chandigarh

Classical and light classical Music concerts in Dubai-2003

Lonavala-Khandala Sangeet Mahotsav 2019

Concert Series & Lec-dems in Australia (Melbourne & Sydney),UAE,UK and USA

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