Kasturi Paigude will perform at Hope College on Saturday, Sept. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in Wichers Auditorium of Nykerk Hall of Music.

The public is invited.  Admission is free.

Paigude is an Indian classical music vocalist who was nominated in 2011 in India for “Best Female Singer” for her singing on the album, “Mi Premika.” The recording featured songs written and composed by Abhijit Kumbhar.

Paigude completed her Master of Arts in music at the Centre for Performing Arts at the University of Pune under the guidance of Arati Ankalikar-Tikekar.  She was the recipient of merit scholarships for her higher studies, from organizations like Lila Poonawalla Foundation, Bhogate Trust, and Maharashtra Executor Society’s Bank of Maharashtra Scholarship.

She completed her Bachelor of Arts in English literature at Fergusson College of the University of Pune, where she had the opportunity to learn from Veena Sahasrabuddhe.

Nykerk Hall of Music is located in the central Hope campus at the former 127 E. 12th Street between College and Columbia avenues.