Aditya kalyanpur








About Aditya

Aditya Kalyanpur (a.k.a. “AK”) is a tabla (Indian hand-drums) maestro who has worked with some of the most legendary individuals in the music industry. His playing can be heard on Katy Perry’s “Legendary Lovers” from her multi-platinum album “Prism,” he’s recorded with The Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards, and he’s performed with Oscar- and GRAMMY-winning composer A.R. Rahman (“Slumdog Millionaire). A child prodigy, Aditya studied tabla under the aegis of the late, legendary Ustad Allah Rakha, famous for his collaboration with Indian global icon, Pandit Ravi Shankar, and his son, two-time GRAMMY-winner Ustad Zakir Hussain. AK received his diploma in Music from the University of Mumbai with an unprecedented ‘A’ grade. And in 1999 received his Bachelor of Commerce from Mumbia’s Mithibai College. He’s since recorded with GRAMMY-nominated John Beasley (“American Idol” music director), performed with GRAMMY-winner John Popper at the prestigious Carnegie Hall NYC, and Founded the New England School of Music in Boston, MA, as well as established the Shyamal Music Foundation in Mumbai, India – a non-profit created to promote, preserve and propagate Indian classical music by giving a platform to the next generation of talented musicians.



The second act from the Northampton Academy of Music show Mumbai in Massachusetts. Recorded February 2, 2014. Max ZT - Hammered Dulcimer Max is lauded as the "Jimi Hendrix of Hammered Dulcimer" by NPR, and a "Force of Nature" by NY Music Daily, Max ZT is an innovator of the instrument.

AK Productions

AK Productions is an event management company owned and operated by Aditya. He is assisted by a team of young, dynamic and enthusiastic professionals. The company specializes in organizing tours of top-notch repute as well as upcoming classical musicians from India in the United States.


The following artists have been featured:

Rahul Sharma (Santoor) 2006

Rupak Kulkarni (Flute) 2007

Chirag Katti (Sitar) 2009/2010

Niladri Kumar (Sitar) 2015





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