Pandit Prashant and Pandit Nishant Mallick popularly known as ‘Mallick Brothers’ belong to the illustrious music family of Darbhanga Gharana which is more than 450 years old music tradition and they represent the 13th generation of this musical lineage that has produced many musical masters. Their training in Dhrupad music started at an early age under the tutelage of their father Prof. Pt. Prem Kumar Mallick, renowned Dhrupad vocalist. Later they also had the privilege to learn the core of Dhrupad gayaki from their grandfather Dhrupad legend Pandit Vidur Mallick.

The Mallick Brothers are currently one of the most sought after Dhrupad vocalists of our Country and are also one of the foremost torch-bearers of Dhrupad music. They are the three National Award winners including the Central Sangeet Natak Akademi Yuwa Award in 2013 and have been awarded the 'TOP' Grade in Dhrupad vocal (Duet) from the All India Radio & Doordarshan. With the soulful voice and powerful singing style they have developed into artists of great maturity and are considered to be one of the leading exponents of Dhrupad music. Their vocal rendition of Dhrupad carries the richness of Gauharbani and Khandarbani style which is unique and carries rich aesthetics. Some of the salient feature of their vocal is the intricate Layakari (rhythmic improvisation) in various meters (laya), along with variety of subtle variations of sound and improvisations in the Alaap by modulation of volume and sound. The unique renditions of straight line meend and soot, along with various Gamak elaborations, keeping intact the texts of the composition during their performance gives an overall effect of great completeness and charm.

The Mallick Brothers are “TOP” Grade artist of Dhrupad music of All India Radio and Doordarshan; their programmes are regularly broad-casted from time to time on A.I.R and National Television.

Apart from the traditional compositions Mallick Brothers have sung and composed padas (lyrics) of many mediaeval poets including Kabirdas, Swami Haridas, Tulsidas in Dhrupad form. They have also sung and composed several lyrical texts of eminent Poet and writer Sh. Ashok Jamnani.
A special documentation audio-video Archive has been made by Sh. Swaminarayan trust featuring Mallick Brothers in which they have composed and sung several compositions penned by several devotee Saints of Prabhu Shri Swaminarayan- Saint Muktanand, Devanand, Premanand.
The Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) New Delhi have also documented their Dhrupad vocal audio-video Archives for the Maha Khumbh mela 2019 in which they sung ten compositions on several Hindu deities.

Mallick Brothers have been touring abroad since 1999 successfully and have performed at many prestigious music festivals all over India and abroad including The Lizard World Music Festival at London (UK) in 1999, Stimmen Festival-the World Music Festival at Basel (Switzerland) in 2005, South Asian World Music Festival, DARBAR Festival at Leicester (UK) in 2007, Theatre De La Ville Music festival at Paris (France) in 2009, TFF World music festival, at Rudolstadt (Germany) in 2011, WDR 3 Radio Music festival, Bielefeld (Germany) in 2012, Southbank Centre DARBAR Festival, London (UK) in 2014.

In India they have participated in almost all the prestigious music festivals including ‘The 70th Doverlane Music Conference‘, Kolkata; Baba Harivallabh Sangeet Samaroh’, Jalandhar; ‘SAPTAK music festival’, Ahmadabad; ‘TANSEN’ sangeet samaroh,Gwalior; ‘Kesarbai Kelkar Music festival’, Goa; “RASHTRIYE SANSKRITI MAHOTSAV” Gwalior by Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India; ‘PARYATAN PARV’ festival by Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India; ‘YOG PARV’ festival organized by Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi; ‘Kabir Mahotsav’, Sahitya Kala Parishad, New Delhi; ‘PHOENIX Music festival’ at Bengaluru; A.I.R National Sangeet Sammellan,Bangalore; DOORDARSHAN National Programme of music, Delhi; ‘73rd Shriram Shankarlal Festival’, Delhi; ‘LUCKNOW Mahotsav’, Lucknow; ‘NCPA Music festival’, Mumbai; ‘Delhi Durbar Festival’, New Delhi; ‘PRAYAG Sangit Samiti National music & dance festival’, Allahabad; ‘SANGEET Pratibha festival’- Central Sangeet Natak Akademi, Gwalior, Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts (IGNCA) New Delhi Purnima special Concert; ‘Jawahar Kala Kendra National festival’, Jaipur, ‘Anahad’ music festival, New Delhi; Sahitya Kala Parishad- Young Musicians & Dancers festival, Delhi; Pracheen Kala Kendra Annual Music & Dance Festival, Chandigarh; Bihar Utsav festival by Youth Art & Culture department, Govt. of Bihar; ‘6th International Convention of SPIC-MACAY’ at IIT Kharagpur, Karnatak SPICMACAY Virasat series programme; ‘SPIC-MACAY’ Rajhasthan North Virasat series programme; ‘SPIC-MACAY’ Madhya Pradesh Virasat series programme, to name a few.

Mallick Brothers have been recorded in their LIVE music concerts by Radio RBB, Berlin, BBC London, and Radio WDR3 Music, Bielefeld (Germany).
Their MUSIC ALBUM has been released by Celestial Harmonies, Germany, Herder Music Company, Germany as well as Bihaan Music Company, India.
1. In Praise of Goddess
2. Goddess Divine Energy
3. Meditational Mantra
4. Eternal Bliss: Dhrupad
Recently they have been recorded for a Playback song in the Bollywood Movie 'WHO AM I' Directed by Sh. Shireesh Khemariya, Music released by the Zee Music company.

The duo were invited to perform Dhrupad Vocal at a special occasion celebrating the 100 years of Bihar Legislative Assembly at Patna in the August presence of the honourable Ex-President of India Sh. Ram Nath Kovind ji and the honourable Chief Minister of Bihar Sh. Nitish Kumar ji and other dignitaries.

It is worth to mention that Pt. Prashant Mallick has worked as Programme Officer (Music) and Dhrupad Project Coordinator at Sangeet Natak Akademi, (National Academy of Music, Dance and Drama), New Delhi and has given good contribution in the development and popularization of Indian music. Further he has also worked as Indian music specialist for University of Weimar, Germany at the Global music project featuring 25 countries music analysis and their rhythmic pattern. Pt. Prashant Mallick was also associated with the Doordarshan DD Bharati (National television channel) as Channel Advisor (Music) for two consecutive years 2014-2016 and had added value to the rich cultural heritage of India.
For the promotion, propagation and development of Dhrupad music the Mallick Brothers have founded a Dhrupad school ‘Pandit Vidur Mallick Dhrupad Academy’ (A non-profit institution engaged in the service of development, propagation, and promotion of Dhrupad music). They are giving training to the youth in Dhrupad and are nurturing some of the finest talents. Their Dhrupad School is empaneled with Indian Council for Cultural Relations, (ICCR) New Delhi for teaching foreign students on scholarship by the government of India.