Madan Oak is one of the most sought after Santoor Artists from North America and is the leading disciple of the world-renowned Santoor Maestro Padma Vibhushan Pandit Shivkumar Sharma. He is a recipient of the National Award in 1986 as a best Instrumentalist on All India Radio (AIR).
He has given many concerts in USA, UK, Switzerland, India, Middle East, Apart from playing Santoor, he is also a gifted light music vocalist and is also involved in promoting Indian classical music. He has headed several Indian cultural organizations.
Living in America for more than 24 years leading in IT Business, Madan has been featured on various TV programs, major music festivals such as Basant Bahar 2003 / 2012,San Francisco World Music Festival 2003 / 2012, local public Channel KMVT-15, Brihan Maharashtra Mandal 2005 / 2007 and many more.
Madan released his first music album "Moonlit Strings" in 2010, He started an academy of Indian classical music and dance by the name of Shatatantri Media in 2006, where students get an opportunity to learn Indian music and dances from well-known musicians and teachers. The academy is affiliated with Gandharva Mahavidyalaya of India and conducts Indian classical music certification examinations.
In September 2014, Madan and his team launched an iconic two day festival of Indian Classical music by the name of “TIHAI” featuring India’s greatest classical musicians and hallmarks that came together to perform for the first time ever here in USA on such a large scale that included artists such as Pt. Shivkumar Sharma, Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia, Pt. Partho Sarathi, Pt. Swapan Chaudhuri, Pt. Vijay Ghate, Pt. Nishikant Barodekar and Kaushiki Chakraborty.