Madan Oak is a disciple of the world-renowned Santoor Maestro Padma Vibhushan Pandit Shivkumar Sharma. He has been studying Indian classical music for over 25 years. He has won several college and University level awards in Classical music competitions and is recipient of the 1986 All India Radio (AIR) Best Instrumentalist National award. He has given many concerts in USA, India, Dubai and Abu Dhabi and on the AIR Pune Radio Station on several occasions. Apart from playing music, he is also involved in promoting Indian classical music. He has headed several Indian organizations.
Living in America for more than 20 years leading in IT Business, Madan has been featured on TV programs, various venues like IndiaFest-99, India Association of Southeast Texas, Lata Mangeshkar Foundation, Bay Area Maharashtra Mandal, Basant Bahar 2003 / 2012,San Francisco World Music Festival 2003, local public Channel KMVT-15, Brihan Maharashtra Mandal 2005 / 2007 and many more. On October 10, 2010, Madan produced the "Nostalgia" concert where he presented Santoor accompanied by Ramdas Palsule on the Tabla.
Madan has released his first classical music album on July 31st, 2010 at the hands of the respected Veena Sahastrabuddhe, a highly regarded Indian classical music vocalist. The name of the album is "Moonlit Strings", the album contents classical raga Rageshri presented by Madan on Santoor accompanied by Abhiman Kaushal on Tabla. This album is available for purchase on iTunes for download or from Madan's website for his academy www.shatatantri.com. The album was blessed and endorsed by his Guru Pt. Shivkumar Sharma.
To give exposure of Indian classical Music and Dance to local bay area California children, Madan started an academy of Indian classical music and dance by the name of Shatatantri Media in 2006, where students get an opportunity to learn Indian music and dances from well known musicians and teachers. The academy is affiliated with Gandharva Mahavidyalaya of India and conducts Indian classical music certification examinations.
Performance curated by Elektra Schmidt and Artist Migration, an organisation dedicated to the integration and mobility of international artists. www.artistmigration.com
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