One of the most sought-after and versatile musicians today, Gaurav Mazumdar hails from a family of well-known musicians of Allahabad (India). His early career in music began with vocal music followed by the violin, under the tutelage of his father Dulal Mazumdar and Guru Pt. Nandkishore Vishwakarma. The legendary maestro, Pt. Ravi Shankar discovered Gaurav's talent and inspired him to learn the sitar, and under the legend's teaching and guidance, Gaurav has come to be an accomplished musician.
Gaurav's performances and work has been widely acclaimed and appreciated by audiences at various music festivals and venues all across the globe spanning several parts of Asia, Australia, Europe, Africa and America, also performing on occasions with, and for his guru, Pandit Ravi Shankar.
Gaurav is renowned for his solo recitals, sparked by passion, thorough knowledge of Raag & Taal and a keen sensitivity. His jugalbandis (duets) with some of the best-known musicians of India from both the North-Indian (Hindustani) and South-Indian (Carnatic) traditions are a real treat for the listeners. He has had numerous collaborations with western musicians such as Daniel Hope, Philip Glass and Kenny Werner and composed for and performed with the English Chamber Orchestra. He has composed music for the Ballet 'Siddhartha'– a book by Nobel laureate Hermann Hesse and a score titled 'Akanksha' for his concert at the Vatican to celebrate the new Millennium - being the first and only Indian musician to perform at the Vatican.
Gaurav's collaborations with a wide range of artistes from varied genres of music and dance demonstrate his versatality and genius and has acquired him a unique place in the field of Indian and World Music.
Gaurav has several albums featuring his classical, collaborative and compositional works such as ‘Echoes from India', 'In Search of Peace', 'Neemrana', 'Soul Strings', 'Grammy nominated' -'East Meets West', 'Orion' recorded live at the historic concert in the Acropolis in Greece to commemorate the Olympics 2004, ‘Gaurav Mazumdar', 'Offerings' ‘Strings in Harmony', ‘Walking Together', ‘Shambala' - a historic sitar/violin double concerto, 'Colours from the Rainbow' - composition for western orchestra and 'Hesse'.
His recent work for the feature Film 'Shwet' is yet another step forward towards making music for another genre & style.
Today, Gaurav as a
performer, composer and educator, has earned
a unique place as the foremost musician
of his generation contributing towards making
Indian Music accessible and truly Global both in
appreciation and understanding.