An artist with difference

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Sonal Shah is a very talented and versatile singer. She is equally comfortable with Light Music and Classical Music. Being Classically trained artiste, she holds an amazing command over the notes. Her rapport with the audience and her heart touching presentation makes her every performance memorable and cherishing!

Sonal has taken disciplined training of URDU language and she is having excellent command over written and spoken Urdu, which makes her an artist with difference. Apart from her strong hold on gayaki, she is flawless in her dication and presentation of urdu Sufiana kalams and Ghazals. Sonal is also a very talented composer and her compositions are being widely accepted and appreciated all over.

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Sonal Shah, a young , dynamic, versatile and a singer par excellence, hails from a reputed Gujarati family, residing at Vadodara, Gujarat. She started learning music at the age of 7 years. Undergoing rigorous training of Indian Classical vocal music she is fortunate enough to have been trained by Late Mr. Khanderao Awade, Late Mrs. Lata Prabhune, Padma shree Dr. Prabha Atre of Kirana Gharana. Sonal has also taken training in thumri gayaki from late Dr. Anita sen of Mumbai.

Apart from her gharanedar taalim, she is having a brilliant academic career. Sonal Shah is a post graduate in Music from S.N.D.T. WOMEN’S university, Mumbai with FIRST CLASS FIRST. She has also bagged GOLD MEDALS at B.P.A. from the very prestigious MAHARAJA SAYAJIRAO UNIVERSITY, VADODARA.

AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

  • NATIONAL AWARD 'SURMANI' FOR INDIAN CLASSICAL VOCAL MUSIC BY SUR SINGAAR SAMSAD MUMBAI.
  • GOLD MEDALS FOR B.P.A. VOCAL MUSIC FROM M.S.UNIVERSITY.
  • 'BEST SADHAK' BY GUJARAT RAJYA SANGEET NATAK ACADEMY.
  • STOOD FIRST AT NATIONAL LEVEL FOR THUMRI GAYAKI AT 32ND ALL INDIA MUSIC AND DANCE FESTIVAL ORGANISED BY SWAR SADHNA SAMITI-MUMBAI.
  • FIRST AT STATE LEVEL IN CLASSIAL MUSIC - ORGANISED BY GUJARAT STATE YOUTH AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS.
  • 'KALA-GURJARI' MOMENTO FOR CONTRIBUTION TO SUFI MUSIC BY KALAGURJARI-MUMBAI.
  • SONAL IS FIRST ARTISTE OF BARODA TO BECOME B(HIGH) GRADE ARTISTE OF ALL INDIA RADIO FOR CLASSICAL VOCAL MUSIC JUST AT THE AGE OF 23 YEARS.
  • SHE IS PERFORMING ON ALL INDIA RADIO SINCE LAST 30 YEARS. (AND FROM 1998 TILL DATE AS A GRADED ARTISTE).
  • SHE HAS BEEN EXCLUSIVELY INTERVIEWED ONLINE BY PAKISTANI RADIO CHANNEL FM 94 FOR HER CONTRIBUTION TO SUFI MUSIC.