Vidwan Amrutesh Kulkarni born in Annigeri of Dharwad district in 1962 is the 4th son of Smt Thungabai and Shri Jagannath Rao Kulkarni.Classical music and literature caught his attention firmly at a very young age. He started learning tabla under the guidance of Late Shri Prahlad Mokashi and continued his study under Pandit Satish Hampiholi. He has cleared the ‘Visharada’ and ‘Vidwat’ examinations with high grades. A Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, he presently works for L & T Komatsu Limited, Bangalore.
In the year 2002 he established his own music school “Sri Guru Samartha Sangeeth Vidyalaya”, and has been imparting music lessons to many students in Bangalore.On a lighter note, he is often found extremely engrossed while taking classes so much so he forgets what is going on outside his tabla class. Presently the vidyalaya has more than 120 students taking Tabla, Harmonium and Vocal classes.
Married to Smt Uma Kulkarni, a vocalist accompanies him in his efforts to make music practicable by more people.Shri Amrutesh is a charmer to of all the students and their parents too. Always carries a great poise, conducts classes with charisma.
His generous services towards the art were recognized and awarded with “Swar Kala Gaurava”. His accompany on the tabla is admired by many artists.