Vidya Shah

VIDYA SHAH is a composer, musician, and writer from New Delhi, India. She was initially trained in Carnatic music, and later received guidance in the North Indian genres of Khayal (from Shubha Mudgal and Mujahid Hussain Khan), Thumri Dadra, and Ghazal (from Shanti Hiranand). She has performed at national and international forums, including the Tansen Samaroh in Gwalior, The Kennedy Centre in Washington D.C, The Asia Society in New York and the Bode Museum in Berlin.

A popular performer and a prolific composer, she is a recipient of the Charles Wallace Award and a Senior Fellowship from the Government of India for her project "Women on Record", a performance highlighting the contributions of the forgotten women performers in the Gramophone era.

“Women on Record” offers a wealth of both listening pleasure and information. It responds to a very wide range of music interest thanks to its accessible, user-friendly format, with biographies, interviews, photographs, audio-recordings, videos, film clips...It is an exhibition and performance recreating the ambience of the gramophone era in India.