Taalyogi Pandit Suresh Talwalkar
|Born||1948 (age 74–75)|
Mumbai, Bombay State, India
|Genres||Hindustani classical music|
|Website||Taalyogi Pandit Suresh Talwalkar|
Taalyogi Pandit Suresh Talwalkar (born 1948) is an Indian musician who plays the percussion instrument tabla.
Talwalkar was born in 1948 into a Marathi family in Chembur, Mumbai. He belongs to the Keertankar family of Shri Dholebuva. Keertana being a classical form of devotional and musical discourse, a liking for the classical music was inculcated in him right in the childhood. He initially learned playing the tabla from his father Dattatrey Talwalkar. He trained under tabla players Pandharinath Nageshkar , Vinayakrao Ghangrekar and Ramdutt Patil and studied the rhythm theory of Carnatic music and Hindustani classical singing.
His style draws from several gharanas (stylistic schools) and he accompanied classical musicians and dancers; Talwalkar frequently performed with sarangi player Ram Narayan since the late 1960s, accompanied classical singer Ulhas Kashalkar, and has toured in the United States, Europe, and Africa. He taught tabla players, including Ramdas Palsule, Vijay Ghate and Western drummers. Talwalkar was awarded the All India Radio Award in 1966, the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 2004 and Padma Shri in 2013.
Talwalkar is married to classical singer Padma Talwalkar and they have a daughter, tabla player Savani Talwalkar, and a son, Mumbai businessman and tabla player Satyajit Talwalkar.
TaalYogi title was conferred on Suresh Talwalkar by His Holiness Jagatguru Shankaracharya Shri Vidya Shankar Bharthi, Karveer Peeth, Kolhapur in 2001.