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Kartikswami Dahifale started learning “Pakhawaj” at the age of 10 in his hometown Ahmednagar, from Guru Shri. Naresh Khanavkar and Guru Shri. Dnyaneshwar Sable. After seeing interest in percussions, he decided to start learning tabla, at the age of 13 under the guidance of Guru Shri. Shekhar Darawde from Ahmednagar and Guru Shri. Nikhil Phatak from Pune.
Kartikswami is taking up graduation degree in Tabla from “Lalit Kala Kendra, Pune”. Thus he got a rounded knowledge by which he is able to theorise his instrumental knowledge analytically. In spite of playing Tabla and Pakhawaj, Kartikswami also has a flair for playing Maharashtra’s folk instruments “Dholak and Dholaki”.
In Lalit Kala Kendra, he has helped organize workshops, lecture-demonstrations, performances of eminent artists invited . Now taking a step ahead, he is being a creative part of an organization , “Kaushikranjani” and working for the bright future of Indian classical music.
B.A. in Instrumental Music- Tabla, from Lalit Kala Kendra Gurukul, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune.
Parsing M.A. degree in Instrumental Music -Tabla , from Lalit Kala Kendra Gurukul , Savitribai Phule Pune University , Pune.
Cleared “Akhila Bhartiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya’s” Prarambhika , Praveshika Prathama , Praveshika Purna , Madhyama and Madhyama Purna exam with first class.
“Udat Abeer” based on a famous Indian festival Hori, performed in 2017.
“Shakti”, a production based on Indian Godess , through the lenses of Indian classical music and dance, performed in Pune on the occasion of Navaratri 2017 , also on the occasion of prestigious 69th foundation day of SPPU and prestigious 40th Sargam Festival, Ahmadnagar in 2018.
Performed tabla solo in Gurupournima Mahotsav, Pathardi, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra.
Performed as an accompanist in Quawali Festival, Mumbai.
Performed tabla solo and accompanist for Kathak and vocal music in “Indradhanushya” Youth festival 2016-17.
Performed tabla solo and accompanist for Kathak and vocal music in West-zone youth festival, 2017-18 at Gujrat.
Performed as an accompanist with great as well as senior artists in the field of classical music vocal, classical instrumental etc.
Performed in Swarayadnya mahotsav 2018
Performed “TALKACHERI" at Nanded, Maharashtra, a concept was confluence of North Indian and South Indian classical music. 2018
Accompanied with Mrs.Sharvari Jamenis (Kathak) in “NRUTYA-GAAN", On the occasion of fifth anniversary Dr.Ashok da.Ranade 2019.
Performed tabla solo in Alladiya khan sahab dargah,miraj 2018
Preformed in “BABA HARIVALLABH SANGEET SAMELAN" jalandhar,panjab 2019
Pt.Satyashil deshpande (vocal)
Pt.Ravi gadgil (Sitar)
First prize in Intercollege Music Competition organized by New Arts Science and Commerce college Ahmednagar.
Ranked 2nd in Sangeetbhushan Pt. Ram Marathe Smriti Sangeet Samaroha, Ahmednagar. 2015
‘Kai.Prasannakumar Ramchandra Bhadre' smruti “TAALSADHNA" award 2020 From GANVARDHAN Sanstha,Pune
Rcorded music pieces for Dance , Drama , & also songs practitioners on tabala.
Performed as a dholak accompanist for Marathi and hindi filmy songs concerts as well as for Gazal and quawali concerts
Management experience for events like
Kaushik-Ranjani monthly concert,pune
Owner of ANAHAT a music event company,pune