Pandit Vidyadhar Vyas

Chair, Department of Hindustani Music

Pandit Vidyadhar Vyas is a rare “Trimoorti” (Three-in-One) phenomenon in Hindustani Music, combining Performance, Academics and Administration qualities. He is “Top grade” artist of AIR and Doordarshan, empaneled “Outstanding” artist of ICCR and has given innumerable concert performances all over India and abroad.

He has headed Institutions like Mumbai University Music Department; Bhatkhande Music Institute University, Lucknow as Vice Chancellor; ITC Sangeet Research Academy, Kolkata as Executive Director. He has been teaching, training and mentoring students towards performance and research. He is M.A. (Sociology) and Sangeetacharya (Doctorate), recipient of ICSSR Senior Fellowship for Post-Doctoral Socio-Musicological research. He has contributed to the landmark book “Raga Guide ” meant for learners abroad.

Pt. Vidyadhar Vyas has received Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, “Taansen Samman” National awards