Arpan is an ensemble of highly accomplished instrumentalists, led by Kedar Naphade.

The word “Arpan” means “Devout Offering” – that is what represents the philosophy of this ensemble. The word also represents the emotion of surrender - surrendering yourself to a greater force, to the divine truth. “Arpan” is a unique opportunity to hear these exciting artists collaborating with each other on the same stage – and to experience them immersing themselves and merging their individual artistic personas into the collective grandeur of music!

Kedar Naphade, a Hindustani Classical Instrumentalist, is one of today's leading exponents of the art of Harmonium Solo and Accompaniment.

In addition, Kedar is also an adept composer, having composed many new compositions for harmonium solo, for vocal music as well as for instrumental ensembles like "Arpan". His musical compositions span classical music, as well as other genres like devotional music (bhajans), ghazals etc.

The ensemble consists of ...

Kedar Naphade

Kedar Naphade is a disciple of Pt. Tulsidas Borkar & Smt. Padmavati Shaligram-Gokhale. A Hindustani Classical Instrumentalist and one of today's leading exponents of the art of Harmonium Solo and Accompaniment at concerts in India, Europe and in the U.S.

Arun Ramamurthy

Arun Ramamurthy is a disciple of Sri Ananthakrishnan, Sri Mysore Nagraj and Dr. Mysore Manjunath. A exciting violinist who is making his mark in Indian Classical and World music in the United States.

Jay Gandhi

A outstanding disciple of the world renowned bansuri maestro Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, Jay is an avid performer with a remarkable artistic maturity and depth.

Indrajit Roy-Chowdhury

A disciple of the sitar maestro Pandit Subroto Roy-Chowdhury. He has taken the profession of a full-time sitarist and has performed on stages across the world.

Dibyarka Chatterjee

A young Tabla player from the Farrukhabad Gharana, and is the son and disciple of Pandit Samir Chatterjee. He has had the honor and privilege of performing with many renowned musicians.