Three years into the guru-shishya relationship, Sunanda
was invited to join Smt. Devi on the concert stage. This
was the "next step. She taught me at home and taught me
at stage also," says Sunanda emphasising the importance
of this performing experience as part of her training. She
appeared with her guru in numerous concerts, while continuing
her studies and gaining a broad knowledge of vocal styles
encompassing khayal, thumri and tappa.
Sunanda Sharma Dharohar (Times Music)
Sunanda's performance here is one of considerable maturity.
The voice is smooth carefully controlled and shows astonishing
range. Sunanda's lengthy khayal in raag Bageshwari
is emotionally powerful. Her obvious creativity is enhanced
by the sarangi of Ustad Liyakat Khan. Pure pleasure.
As a bonus, we get a tappa in raag Kafi. This, too
is another performance that's difficult to fault.