About Shubha Mudgal
The performance by Shubha Mudgal explores the Hindustani Classical style of music through the khayal and thumri genres.
Shubha Mudgal has been trained by some of the finest musicians and musicologists in India. Trained by eminent scholar-musician-composer Pandit Ramashreya Jha “Ramrang”, she also received guidance from Pandit Vinaya Chandra Maudgalya and Pandit Vasant Thakar. She later learnt stylistic techniques from well-known maestros Pandit Jitendra Abhisheki and Pandit Kumar Gandharva. She also received training in thumri from Smt. Naina Devi and is thus a versatile and popular performer.
Shubha Mudgal will be accompanied on the tabla by Aneesh Pradhan, a disciple of the tabla maestro Pt. Nikhil Ghosh. An accomplished soloist, and accompanist to vocal and instrumental music, as well as dance, Aneesh holds a doctoral degree in History, and is a Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Contemporary Music Studies at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.
Sudhir Nayak, who provides harmonium accompaniment, is a disciple of veteran harmonium player Pt. Tulsidas Borkar. He has also received guidance from Pt. Jitendra Abhisheki. An accomplished composer in addition to being a popular performer, Sudhir Nayak is actively and tirelessly engaged in the propagation of Indian music.All three artistes are dedicated teachers, eager students and well traveled performers who tour extensively for concerts and assignments in India and abroad.
Vocals: Shubha Mudgal Tabla: Dr. Aneesh Pradhan Harmonium: Sudhir Nayak Audio Engineer: Nitin Joshi
Presented by Eye on India, the Smart Museum of Art, and Natya Dance Theatre with additional support provided by the University of Chicago’s Committee on Southern Asian Studies and the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts