Mr.K. VASANTH KUMAR , Son of K. Erappa born on 22nd July, 1980.
Residing at Bandihatti Post, Cowl Bazaar, Bellary.
Completed his Bachelor of Music with Distinction, at Pdt. Panchakshri Gavai music College during the 2006 and Master of Arts in Entire Hindustani Music (vocal) with Ist Class at Karnataka University, Dharwad during 2008. Further he also completed Senior Grade Hindustani Music (vocal) Exam with 1st Class K.S.E.E. Board, Bangalore, during 2005.
He has also undergone Special Training under the guidance of Pdt. Hakkandi Vamadev Gavai of Hoovina Hadagali, learnt Vocal Music Hindustani Music more than10 years in “Gwaliar Gharana” and Dr.Smt. Meera Gundi, Dr. Veeresh Hugar, Dr. Mrutyunjay Agadi of Karnataka University, Dharwad taught and trained Hindustani Music at M.A. level.
- Participated in a number of competitions conducted by the Mahanagar Palike, District and State Level Competions in Light Music, Vachana Gayana, Songs of Sharif, Folk and Cinema Songs and won the of Prizes.
- As an Artist of “Yuva Vani”, AIR, Hospet, had given a number of Programmes and broadcasted.
- Had given hundreds of Programmes and musical concerts I ‘Sangeet Bharathi Samsthe’ Kundapur, Dharwad , Hubli, Hospet, Belgaum, Naragund, Navalgund, Gokak, Koppal, Athini, Lakkundi, Sindhanur, Ramdurg of Northern Karnataka and in Bhoopal of Madhya Pradesh.
- Participated in Bendre Kavya Gayana, “Beladingala Nodaa” by Dr. Bendre Rashtriya Trust” Dharwad, and “Dr. Kuvempu’s Centenary Festival” Conductedby the Karnataka University, Dharwad, and gained the prizes in both.
- Selected to “Yuva Pratibha Puraskar” from Bellary District and reached the Divisional Level to State Level Competition from Kannada and Culture Department.
- Dharwad Utsav2007: He had selected for “Dharwad Zillha Utsava-2007” and given Programmes in Hindustani Classical music and “Kavi-Kavy Kuncha- Gayana”.
- Hampi Utsav 2010: Given ‘Hindustani Classical Concert’ in “Hampi Utsav-2010” and won the hearts of music lovers and public.
- Cassettes & C.Ds Kanak: Sang so many lyrics, folk songs and Vachanas in more than 10 Cassettes and C.Ds.
He awarded “Kanaka Purandar Award 2011-12” of Bellary District, in the field Award-2011-12 of music by “Karnataka Rajya Kriyasheela Teacher’s Vedike ®” and honoured.
Vasantha & his wife Kavitha Vasantha Kumar, who is also M.A. in Music and Singer, jointly established “Swara Spandan Sangeet Samsthe”® in the year 2008 to run Music Classes in Sugam Sangeet, Clasical (vocal), Vachana Sangeet and organizing singing programmes in bellary and neighbouring Cities and Districts, with an aim to achieve and serve more with dedication and sacrifice in the field of Sugam Sngeet and Classical Music to the best their level and capacity as much as possible.