Biography

Born in the family of Uttarakhand, in the foothills of mighty Himalayas in India, her voice has a golden hue to it and so was christened aptly as Swarnima, which literally means - the one with a 'Golden Aura'. An artist who has both talent and imagination, that is Swarnima Gusain who offers a bewitching bouquet of variegated styles of Hindustani Classical Music.

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Swarnima has achieved an authenticity in many aspects of the Jaipur-Atrauli style - a full throated akaar, dazzling taans, a sophisticated use of techniques such as meend and gamak, and a clever grasp of the intricacies of layakari. In addition to the mastery of presentation of classical raagas, Swarnima's command of semi-classical genres (Thumri, Chaiti, Dadra, Kajri, Ghazal, Bhajan, Abhang, etc.) accounts for her versatility among Hindustani Classical vocalists.

Swarima holds a Master's and M.Phil degree in Classical vocal music from Delhi University having been a Gold Medalist throughout her academic career. A graded broadcaster for classical music, Swarnima is a regular performing artiste at All India Radio and other media channels in India. She is an empanelled artist of ICCR in Hindustani vocal category. She believes in Bhaav Pradhan gayaki and concentrates on giving peace through her music.

Gurus & Gharana

Gharana Jaipur-Atrauli, Banaras

Swarnima embarked on the journey of classical music at the tender age of nine initiated by Pandit Vasudev Deshpandey.

The legendary vocalist Padma Vibhushan Smt. Kishori Amonkar has blessed Swarnima with her divine music.

Further groomed by Padma Shri Smt. Shubha Mudgal, Pt Batuknath Diwanji and Sarangi Samrat Ustad Sabri Khan.

She has also learned Thumri, Dadra under the legendary Thumri queen Padma Vibhushan Vidushi Smt. Girija Devi.

Her training belongs to Banaras and Jaipur-Atrauli Gharana.

Recordings

Recorded for German International album 'Hesse Projekt', released from Germany

Sung for Anoushka Shankar's Grammy nominated album 'RISE', released from EMI

Recorded for the HMV concert series 'Under the Bodhi Tree'

Worked with French Saxophonist, Sandra Mariotti for the fusion album 'PURNIMA', Relesed from France

Singer Telefilm 'Bilbmangal ki Pratigya', Music director Smt. Shubha Mudgal

Released album 'Durga Saptashati' from Yatharth Moksha

Released album 'Aviral/1' from digital platform Hungama.com and Artistaloud.com

Released 'Argala Stotram' from wynk music and Itunes digital platform

Released A patriotic track in Garhwali "Shaurya" from Hungama Music


Highlights

Smt. Swarnima is a regular performer in major festivals of India and is well received by music aficionados.

Kathak Mahotsava (Delhi)

Birla Sabhagar (Kolkata)

Sharadotsava (New Delhi)

International Yuva Mahotsava (Jaipur)

Pulotsava (Pune)

Rimpa Music Festival (New Delhi)

Siddha Concert Series (Mumbai)

Uttarakhand Mahotsava (Dehradun)

Experimental concerts with the legendary Ustad Sultan Khan, Pt. Vikku Vinayakram, Sivamani, Anoushka Shankar.

International Platforms

Silk Road Intemationai Festival, China

International Asia Pacific Summit, Thailand

ICCR's Music and dance festival, Bangladesh

Femina Miss India platform

Shri Atal Bihari Vajpaee, Prime Minister's residence

Ravi Shankar Festival of India-3 as a lead vocalist at 33 states in USA and Canada including the famous Carnegie and Disney auditoriums.

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