www.artindia.net is privileged to present this page on MADHUP MUDGAL as part of its series on outstanding artists of India.
Madhup Mudgal is one of the best known Indian classical vocalists of the present generation. He heads the Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, Delhi's leading and oldest institution for training in music, founded by his late father and first guru, Professor Vinay Chandra Maudgalya. The Maudgalya family has been immersed in music education, research and performances for over five decades.
Madhup has also had the good fortune of coming under the tutelage of great maestros of Hindustani music such as Shri Vasant Thakar, Pandit Jasraj and the celebrated Kumar Gandharva.
Mudhup Mudgal holds an M.Phil Degree from the University of Delhi for his research in the structure of Khayal. His creative search has led him to experiment with various musical forms, and for many years he has been the conductor of the Gandharva Choir, a renowned music group that has given performances all over the world.
Madhup has won acclaim not only for his sonorous voice and individual technique but also for the numerous music compositions to his credit. He has trained a number of students who are making their mark in the performance arena. He received the prestigious Padma Shri award from the President of India for his contribution to the field of Hindustani music.
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