Pelva Naik is one of the leading young Indian Classical vocalists and exponent of the ancient genre of classical Raga Music Tradition named DHRUPAD.
With an outstanding and outgoing career, in India and internationally, her work is inspired by her passion for re-discovering the ancient sounds and her deep interest in historically informed-performance practice and teaching. Pelva's focus is to get to the heart of the music, to its meaning for us now and here. With a combination of deep brilliance and freedom. She is a student of life and Art. Pelva hails from a family of artists and educators. Pelva has been trained in the Dhrupad style of vocal music under the eminent Dagar School of Indian Classical Music.
Pelva is an active propagator of the fight against hierarchy and gender, class, cast, race, and religion, in the field of arts and society at large. The singer who completed her master's degree in Philosophy with distinction is also deeply interested in history, metaphysics, traveling, reading, writing, painting, and cooking.
In her music, Pelva endeavors to adhere sincerely to the unique traditional elements that the Dhrupad form offers, she is known to strive and cultivate fresh characteristics that are personal and distinct. Pelva believes teaching music, sharing and upholding the sense of liability that comes with it, is what keeps the process of evolution constant in craft and in life. Pelva is one of the most acclaimed and admires young Dhrupad teachers today, due to her eloquent, easy manner and natural ability and passion to relate with every individual seeking to learn and listen to the Raga music across the globe.