Chaitanya Shankar Bhat
From a very young age Chaitanya had a keen ear for music. At the age of eleven he started his training under Parameshwar Hegde, the foremost disciple of Late Basavaraj Rajguru. Under his guidance Chaitanya was able to imbibe the nuances of Khayal Gayaki in the Kirana, Gwalior and Patiala traditions.
Chaitanya has performed for several music organizations in his hometown, Bangalore and other cities in Karnataka. He has performed at Dasara Mahotsav, at the Mysore Palace and Devnandan Ubhayaker Yuva Sangeet Utsav. He is a B-high graded artist of All India radio.
Chaitanya is a Masters graduate in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University, and works in the field of acoustics and noise control engineering in Bangalore.