Mika Godbole

Mika Godbole

Mika Godbole
Percussion

Mika Godbole

Contact Info

Biography

Malavika, or Mika, Godbole is known for her enthusiastic support of new music, emerging composers, and her flair as a performer. She has premiered several works as a founding member of the groundbreaking quartet Mobius Percussion. Her freelance activities include performing with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Curtis Symphony Orchestra, Richmond Symphony, Delaware Symphony, Bay Atlantic Symphony, Maryland Symphony Orchestra, Annapolis Symphony, and Lancaster Symphony as well as a recent appointment as Principal Timpani of the Bay Atlantic Symphony.
Recent accolades include a Grammy nomination for Thomas Lloyd’s Bonhoeffer with The Crossing and winning the 2016 Bessie Award with Dan Trueman, Mobius Percussion, and So Percussion for Outstanding Musical Composition/Sound Design.
Upcoming projects include the fourth year Princeton, NJ’s new music marathon, aptly titled Unruly Sounds and premieres of new works with Mobius Percussion by Emma O’Halloran, Gemma Peacocke, Annika Socolofsky, and Wally Gunn.  
She has also been involved in summer music programs such as the Aspen Music Festival, So Percussion Summer Institute, the Artosphere Festival, and the China International Summer Music Academy. She has collaborated with conductors and artists such as Sir Simon Rattle, Michael Tilson Thomas, Charles Dutoit, Martha Argerich, Yefim Bronfman, Christoph Eschenbach, James DePriest, David Robertson, and James Conlon.
As a pedagogue, she maintains an active studio of thirty students at various levels of ability at the Westminster Conservatory and at Rowan University (as Adjunct Faculty).