Aditya kalyanpur








About Aditya

With his trademark blend of technical brilliance, creative improvisations and high-octane showpersonship, this award-winning tabla virtuoso’s performances instantly connect with, and captivate audiences worldwide.

For the child prodigy who could replicate intricate rhythmic patterns on his first tabla at 3 years, there was no going back, once his training began, from none other than the late Ustad Allah Rakha  and later, his son, Ustad Zakir Hussain.

At the same time, Aditya’s performances reflect his versatility and keenness to break through conventional ‘borders’. He has, uniquely, gone on to acquire in-depth knowledge across different gharanas and schools of playing. Further, Aditya is in his element when adapting masterfully to any musical context, be it complementing a sitar or jazz guitar, and collaborating with artistes across genres, from jazz to pop, rap to rock!

His Indian fans still remember him in the ‘Wah Taj!’ TV commercial, (1990), as the talented youngster, cherrypicked by Ustad Allah Rakha Khan for his cheeky ability to keep pace, when playing alongside Ustad Zakir Hussain!




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

Rakesh Chaurasia (Flute) 2016

Rahul Sharma (Santoor) 2018




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