Dr. Avinash Kumar is an upcoming Indian Classical Vocalist from Delhi. He started learning classical music from Smt. Sadhna Chatterjee and Shri Purnochandra Chatterjee. Later got advanced training from Ustad Aftab Ahmed Khan of Rampur Sahaswan Gharana. Currently, learning music from Pt. Tushar Dutt of Agra and Kirana Gharana and Pt. Somnath Mardur of Kirana Gharana. Academically Avinash is a Gold Medallist (2011) in Masters Degree (Hindustani Classical Vocal) from the Department of Music, University of Delhi. He also perused his M.phil and PhD from the same department. Apart from this, he is also a recipient of UGC Junior and Senior Research Fellowship for the year 2011- 2016. Awards like Tushar Pandit Memorial Gold Medal (2012), Prof. V. Bani Ram Medal (2012), Prof. Sumati Mutatkar (2010) and many more are into his credit. He has also published a book Rampur Sahaswan Gharana: Hindustani Sangeet Ki Ek Utkrisht Parampara. Avinash Kumar is a graded artist of All India Radio and working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Music, Shyama Prasad Mukherjee college, University of Delhi. Major Performances: - Pandit Vishnu Vaman Pitre Sangeet Samaroh,Ujjain,2018 - NAVANKUR, Uttar Pradesh Sangeet Natak Academi,Lucknow,2018 - UNESCO, New Delhi,2018 - Delhi Youth Festival, Central Park, New Delhi,2018 - SMARAN, Craft Museum, New Delhi,2018 - Malhar Utsav, Udaipur,2017 - Winter Festival, India International Centre, Delhi, 2017 - India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, Delhi, 2017 - Spic Macay- XLRI Jamshedpur, 2017 - Festival of India,2016, Egypt - Sangeetagya, Faridabad, 2016 - Subah-e- Banaras, 2016 - Malhar Utsav, University of Delhi, 2015 - Yuva Sangeet Samaroh, Jaipur 2015 - Spic Macay - XLRI Jamshedpur, 2015 - Deepawali Prabhat Sangeet Sabha, Dewas 2014 - Amity University, Noida, UP, 2014 - Doordarshan, Delhi Centre, 2013 - III Thalainagaril Margazhi Mahotsavam, 2013 - Allaudin Khan Baithak, Delhi, 2013 - Holi Utsav, Delhi, 2013 - Sangeet Utsav Banaras, 2013 - Sadhyan, Dept. of Music, University of Delhi, 2012 - Malhar Utsav and Basantotsav, University Of Delhi, 2011 and 2012 - Achaleshwar Mahadev Sangeet Samaroh 2011, Sonbhadra - Sangeet Sankalp, Haldwani, 2011.