Uday Bhawalkar is among the foremost Dhrupad vocalists and has been a strong force in its growing global recognition, popularity and resurgence. He’s a disciple of Ustaad Zia Fariduddin Dagar (vocal) and Ustaad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar ( Rudra-Veena), the towering pillars of the Dhrupad tradition. Uday believes that when immersed in the note and raga, the self dissolves and only the music remains.
In 2004 at the Prithvi music festival Uday performed with the legendary Ustaad Zakir Hussain. Uday has widely performed in the UK, Europe, USA, Morocco, Canada, Mexico, Singapore, Japan, and Israel.