Pandit Madhav Gudi hails from the illustrious north Karnataka city
of Dharwad, which has produced such distinguished stalwarts as Pt. Mallikarjun Mansur,
Pt. Gangubai Hangal, and Pt. Basavraj Rajguru. Born into a family of keertankars
and harikatha (devotional) musicians, Madhav Gudi was introduced to music at a very
early age. His rich and sonorous voice encouraged his father to train the young
Madhav under Basavraj Rajguru, the great maestro from whom Pt.
Gudi received his formal initiation into Hindustani classical music.
After a few years went by the timbre of Madhav Gudi's voice had begun to resemble
that of the eminent exponent of the Kirana Gharana, Pt. Bhimsen Joshi. Pt. Rajguru
recognized this and recommended him to Pt. Bhimsen Joshi, who took
Madhav Gudi under his guidance and bestowed upon him the glorious tradition of his
music. Thus began a new chapter in Pt. Gudi's life. Here, in a true guru-shishya
milieu which lasted well over twenty-five years, Pt. Madhav Gudi, the musician and
performer was sculpted.
Known for his melodious yet powerful voice impeccably suited for Hindustani classical
as well as light classical (dasavani and abhang) music, Pt. Madhav Gudi possesses
an unparalleled collection of many different styles of compositions in many different
languages. A top-grade All India Radio artiste, Pt. Madhav Gudi has toured extensively
all over India and has performed with Pt. Bhimsen Joshi in several different centers
in India and overseas. Among several accolades that he has received is the prestigious
Sangeeta Nritya Akademi award from the government of Karnataka.
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ANUPAMA (GUDI) MANGALVEDE
One of the good singers of the kirna gharana. Her voice remembers a pure kirana
gharana gayaki. Pure aalap and taan are the speciality of Anupama.
Anupama (gudi) mangalvede is the disciple of pt. Madhav Gudi of
kirana gharana. She has taken her classical music guidelines from her Father Guru
Pt. Madhav Gudi of Dharwad. She belongs to a musicians family. Her grand father
pt. Gururaj gudi was the famous keerthanakaar of India and was a awarded keerthanakesari.
Her father Pt. Madhav Gudi is a famous classical musician of India.
Her musical career was started when she was 5 years old and got 1st prize in Dharwad
dist level competition held in gopalkrishna karyalay organized by government of
Karnataka. From here her musical career starts. Her father gave her an excellent
knowledge of kirana gharana. Her father use to take regular lessons from morning
to night. She picked up the gayaki and stayle of kiranagharana. He taught her about
playing harmonium also. Now she is the best harmonium player also.
She has accompanied to many famous vocalist including her father guru pt. Madhav
gudi. She has passed vidwat from government of Karnataka and visharad from gandharva
maha vidyalaya miraj maharashtra and stood first in both. She has got many prizes
and given many programmes in all over India like dharwad, hubli, gulbarga, belgaum,
bangalore, hasan, hattaragi, mangalore, sirsi, mumbai, dadar, ambarnath, dombivli
and many more places of India and got good response from the audience.
She has opened her music academy in mumbai named KIRANA SANGEET ACADEMY . she has
got good organizing capacity of organizing classical music programmes. she has organized
many programmes of famous musicians like pt. Bhiumsen joshi, Dr. Gangubai Hangal,
pt. Satish vyas, pt, gourav mujumdar, pt. Shrikant desjhpande and her father guru
pt. Madhav gudi in shanmukhananda hall, shivaji mandir, ambarnath, and in thane
sahayog mandir hall respectively.
As a musician she takes work shops for learners and voice culture cources for all
voice problems. She has got her own singing style of a gayaki and has gained maximum
knowledge of gharana gayaki of kirana gharana from her father guru PT. MADHAV GUDI.
PRASANNA MADHAV GUDI
A young dynamic artist of kirana gharana, who has completely devoted to Hindustani
music. Prasanna has started his musical career under the guidelines of his father
guru pt. Madhav gudi. After his 12th std. he has joined the music diploma course
in Mumbai university under the guidelines of pt. Firoz dasturji of kirana gharana.
His musical career starts when he was in 12th standard. He said to his father that
he will do music as a career. "His father said that you have to struggle a lot for
music to become a good musician" "I will struggle" said prasanna. So from here his
musical career starts. Daily practice and taking lessons from his father guru has
become his aim.
After all now he has become a good vocalist of kirana gharana. He has given many
programmes in India like Mumbai, Dharwad, Hubli, Sawai Gandharva Punnayatithi of
Kundgol, Abdul Karim Khan Punnayatithi of Miraj, Hyderabad, Gulbarga, Dharamthari
Madhya Pradesh through South Central Zone Nagpur and many more programmes he has
given and received good response from the audience.
People says, prasanna has good quality of voice and a good thinking power of the
gayaki.His singing style remembers a pure kirana gharana. His creativity in the
aalap and the exclusive tans are the living examples of his devotion in the music.
"Music is the main thing for me" says prasanna.
Pujjya Sri Satyatma Tirtha Shripadangalu of Uttaradi muth Udupi has organized his
Dasa Vani Programme in Belgaum to release funds for the building in Gaya.