October 13th, 2018, Kamani Auditorium, Mandi House, New Delhi
Birju Maharaj Pamapara’s Varshik Utsav – 2018
Smt. Shubha Mudgal, born into a musically dedicated family, she 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.
In addition to being a performer, Shubha has also won recognition as a composer. She is the recipient of numerous awards including the Padma Shri from the Government of India in the year 2000, and the Yash Bharati Samman from the Government of Uttar Pradesh in 2015. Shubha Mudgal was also a Nana Shirgaokar Visiting Research Professor for traditional music at Goa University.
Varshik Utsav 2018 has been broadly supported by Bayaweaver as Platinum Sponsor, Felicity Theatre as Co-Sponsor, Saya Builders and Mother Dairy as Program Sponsor.