Gaurav Mazumdar hails from a family of well-known musicians of Allahabad (India). His early career in music began with vocal music followed by the violin, under the tutelage of his uncle, J.D.Mazumdar , cousins Kamala Bose and Jayashree Roy, father Dulal Mazumdar and Guru Pt. Nandkishore Vishwakarma. Pt. Ravi Shankar discovered Gaurav's talent and inspired him to learn the sitar, and under the legend's teaching and guidance, Gaurav has come to be an accomplished artiste.
Gaurav's performances and work has been widely acclaimed and appreciated by audiences at various music festivals and venues all across the globe spanning several parts of Asia, Australia, Europe, Africa and America, also performing on occasions with, and for his guru, Pandit Ravi Shankar.