Background & Training
Nupur Joshi is an Indian classical vocalist trained by Pt. Vikas Kashalkar and Vidushi Shalmalee Joshi in Hindustani classical music and SS Chitravina N Ravikiran in Carnatic classical for the past many years. She has also trained in light classical music and Thumri under Smt. Kaumudi Munshi and Hema Desai. She has won many prizes at various festivals and has performed at several prestigious venues throughout the country. Nupur has been training students at both beginner and advanced levels in India and abroad. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Economics and Statistics from St. Xavier’s, Mumbai and a Master of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Mumbai.
Her concerts include those at the prestigious Shivratri Sangeet Mahotsav, Varanasi (Kashi) (2022), in the presence of respected Ramesh Bhai Ojha (Bhai Shree ji), Saptak Festival – Ahmedabad, Bhavan’s Andheri (BCCA) and Bhavan’s Chowpatty – Mumbai, Sangeet Kala Mandir, Bhartiya Bhasha Parishad at Kolkata, and Shantiniketan.
She was selected thrice for the ‘Guru in Residence Workshop’ at the NCPA, Mumbai, conducted by the internationally acclaimed Pt. Ajoy Chakrabarty (July 2014, 2015, 2016).
She has also passed the Akhil Bhartiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya Mandal, Mumbai exams with first rank (Hindustani vocal).
Nupur Joshi has presented concerts for major organisations and festivals such as the Saptak Festival – Ahmedabad (2015), AMA Festival – TIFR, Mumbai (2015), Prempuri Ashram – Mumbai (2019), Aurobindo Ashram – Vadodara (2019), Centre for Excellence – Gujarat, in collaboration with the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) (2019), Charusat University – Gujarat (2020), Centre for Basic Sciences (CBS) – Mumbai University (2015), Prince of Wales Museum – Mumbai (2019) and several others.
Honors & Prizes
• The Malhar festival, St.Xavier’s College, Mumbai (2004).
• The Kiran festival, K.C. College, Mumbai (2004).
• The Aalap festival, V.G. Vaze College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Mulund (2004).
• The Swaranjali festival, presented by Raise Mahapurush Triveni Seva Samiti, Vrindvan (2001).
• The Zonta Club of Bombay, for Hindustani classical vocal (2001).
I pray to God to Bless her brilliant talent and hope that she receives all encouragement for her merit to spread around the Globe . A special word of appreciation for her rendering of Carnatic classical compositions.
May her music integrate the North and the South in spirits through her performances incorporating both the styles
– Sangeetha Kalanidhi Nevyeli Santhanagopalan
– Lalit Shah
Nupur Joshi rendered an excellent concert at CBS, Kalina, University of Mumbai. A mind blowing display of expertise and confidence in both Hindustani and Carnatic classical music forms. A melodious voice with a wide range, stability, and perfection. A rising star indeed. I wish her many more opportunities and all the very best in pursuing this profession.
– Prof. Ramakrishna Hosur
Nupur is gifted with a sweet and tuneful voice. She sings Carnatic, Hindustani and Western music at ease. When we have music talks I discover her to be a great listener too. I feel happy when she accepts scientific and logical aspects of Indian Raga music in connection to the works of Sharangadeva and other greats. I wish her a bright career in music.
– Ramkrishna Das
Nupur Joshi is a rare refreshing new talent who expresses her art through two very challenging music genres, Hindustani classical and Carnatic classical music. This versatile artist’s recitals are so precise, the sense of Sur and Taal are prolific and breath control is amazing. Very soon we shall see this talent make a mark in her chosen art forms. I wish her the very best and it’s only a matter of time that we shall see her performances on more prestigious platforms.
– Hemang Mehta
Nupur Joshi is one of the few multi-faceted versatile young musicians. I am sure she will carry on her passion with deep devotion. My best wishes to her.
– Prafull Anubhai
Nupur Joshi has a strong grip on Carnatic as well as Hindustani classical music and this reflects in all her performances. She has a flair for languages and understands the nuances of different styles of singing. She can enthrall the audience with her mellifluous voice. Wishing her a fruitful and satisfying musical journey ahead.
– Nandini Trivedi
I had the pleasure of being one of the judges when the kids in the TIFR colony were performing Carnatic music. The winner was Nupur, although at that time I did not know she was the daughter of my young friend Pankaj Joshi. Later, whenever I visited Mumbai, I taught Nupur some Carnatic songs and also a little of the nuances in the Ragas in which these compositions were set. Realising the seriousness with which she was learning, I felt that she should learn with a professional.
Accordingly, I introduced her to the great Vidwan Ravikiran, and he began teaching her and was impressed with her keenness, ability, and perseverance. Being in Mumbai, she later started learning Hindustani music and reached a concert status. It has been my pleasure to have been partly instrumental in her reaching such heights.
– Prof S.Ramanan