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News |  16 Apr 2019 08:00 |  By RnMTeam

Udayswar@Prithvi by Pancham Nishad presents Uday Bhawalkar

MUMBAI: Morning concerts have a unique charm. If one is lucky, they can get a chance to hear the most meditative and contemplative ragas in the most ineffable settings. Experience the same magical ambience at Udayswar@Prithvi, an Indian Classical music concert of morning ragas which uses no microphones or amplifications to create a rare acoustic experience.

The interest and enthusiasm of music lovers and connoisseurs to attend morning concerts led Pancham Nishad and Prithvi Theatre both active in promoting and developing the performing arts to come together to present Udayswar@Prithvi, a concert series of morning ragas of the second prahar.  Held on every third Sunday of the month this concert series features various vocal and Instrumental artistes. ‘Udayswar@Prithvi’ is supported exclusively by Bank of Baroda since April, 2017. 

Uday Bhawalkar is among the foremost Dhrupad vocalists and has been a strong force in its growing recognition, popularity and resurgence, worldwide. Uday spent over 12 years studying and living in the traditional guru- shishya parampara with Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dagar (Vocal) and Ustad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar (Rudra-Veena), the towering pillars of the Dhrupad tradition

Dhrupad is one of the oldest forms of North Indian classical music and Uday maintains its majesty and subtle nuances in his every performance on a concert platform across the world.

Besides being a performing artist par excellence, Uday is a very sensitive teacher and has a devoted following of students committed to pursuing the path of Dhrupad. He has taught internationally at institutions such as the Rotterdam Music Conservatory, the University of Washington, Seattle, and the Asian Music Circuit, London, to name a few.

In 2012, Uday became a Guru at the ITC Sangeet Research Academy in Kolkata. He is also a Guru at the Bengal Foundation’s Parampara Sangeetalay, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

In recognition for his artistry he has received many prestigious awards including the Kumar Gandharva Samman given by the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh (2001) and the Raza Foundation Award (2007) given personally by the eminent painter, S.H. Raza.