Tubidy Mobi is a spectacular violinist/singer from India, who was invited to perform at a prestigious international orchestra concert in India last year. She performed her violin solo piece “Water”, which received a score of A-rating. This was one of the very few violin pieces ever performed in front of an entire orchestra at an international event.
Tubidy is an accomplished classical violinist. Born in Andhra Pradesh in India, she has studied violin in both India and France. The late Ravi Verma was a classical violinist and contemporary of hers. He composed a number of great music scores including the theme for the Indian film “Talkies”. Tubidy also holds a bachelor’s degree in music theory from the University of Gujarat in India.
Tubidy Mobiles is currently focusing on her second career as a composer. Her work has received critical acclaim in various forums, and she continues to be viewed as one of the most exciting young talents in the Indian classical music scene. She is now completing her music degree in violin at the university of Hyderabad. Another recent development is that she has formed her own venture, called “Tubidy Tapes”. Although the primary focus of this company is one of sampling rhythm and samples, the talented violinist has also expressed interest in composing musical stories and narrative lyrics.
As with many young talents in the classical music industry, she has faced criticism from within her own Indian music circle. Many within her own fraternity and other colleagues believe her music to be too “commercial” for their tastes. However, Tubidy asserts that these are mere opinions from unnamed critics.
“I would like to see more young Indians in the classical music industry taking bolder steps, which hopefully will encourage young minds to think outside the box,” said Tubidy. “The fact is that unless we continue to push the boundaries, sooner or later the music industry will become static. The last few years have seen a significant change in the classical music industry. While there has been a growth in both audience and income, the audience is no longer representative of the broad range of people in India. In my opinion, unless we take radical steps, this will only continue to happen.”
Tubidy Mobi’s music has also been featured in some well-known movies, such as “Lawrence of Arabia”, “My Fair Lady”, “Ugetsis” and “Chak De! India” amongst others. She is also currently recording an album with violinist Vishal Alvi and will be appearing at the upcoming South Indian Film Festival in Bangalore. Following a career that has spanned two decades and four countries, it would seem that tubidy is set to exceed expectations.