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Gaurav Mazumdar

Most sought-after and versatile musician, Gaurav Mazumdar hails from a family of musicians. His training started with vocal music followed by the violin, under the tutelage of his father Dulal Mazumdar, Guru Pt. Nandkishore Vishwakarma, Jayashree Roy, Kamala Bose and Shri J D Mazumdar. The legendary maestro, Pt. Ravi Shankar discovered Gaurav's talent and inspired him to learn the sitaar, and under the legend's teaching and guidance, Gaurav has come to be a complete 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 Asia, Australia, Europe, Africa and the Americas.

Renowned for his solo recitals, sparked by passion, thorough knowledge 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 numerous collaborations with western musicians such as Daniel Hope, Philip Glass and Kenny Werner; compositions and appearances with the English Chamber Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia, Scottish Symphony, Chicago Sinfonietta, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra and several others. 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, feature film Shwet and numerous others.

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, 'Hesse', 'Afternoon Serenade' and 'Shringaar'

Being a product of the traditional Guru-Shishya Parampara (Teacher - Disciple learning tradition), he devotes a substantial amount of his time to teaching disciples from all over the world. Also, Gaurav has delivered lectures on Indian Music, Conducted Summer Schools, Intensive Music Workshops and Master Classes all over the world. Apart from Sitaar and Vocal, Gaurav also teaches disciples playing other musical instruments, both Indian and Western.

Today, Gaurav as a performer, composer and an 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.