Artiste of the Month - March 2017
An artiste of great depth and vision, Pandit Arun Bhaduri is gifted with a deep and sonorous voice, a brilliant range and a rare fluency. Born in Murshidabad, West Bengal, on October 7, 1943, he was initially tutored by Mohammed A. Daud. He thereafter acquired a wealth of learning from Mohammed Sagiruddin Khan on the finer points, nuances and embellishments of Hindustani Classical Music. His talent won him a place at the ITC Sangeet Research Academy as a Musician Scholar.
At ITC-SRA, Arun Bhaduri received training from the Late Ustad Ishtiaq Hussain Khan of the Rampur-Sahaswan gharana. Padmashree Pandit Jnan Prakash Ghosh subsequently taught him both classical and light classical music, and made him aware of the nuances in lyrics. In his pursuit of musical excellence, he has also been greatly influenced by Ustad Ameer Khan and has imbibed the late Ustad’s aesthetic qualities. Arun Bhaduri has fused all these styles beautifully to create an inimitable style of his own. He also renders Bengali songs and Bhajans with equal ease.
Pandit Bhaduri has been a Guru of the ITC Sangeet Research Academy for more than a decade now. He is also a top grade radio and television artiste and has made his mark in the world of music with his effective blending of imagination and organised demonstration. He has performed at numerous national concerts and sammelans in India and abroad. He has to his credit a number of cassettes and CDs, including those on Music Lessons released by the West Bengal State Music Academy. This outstanding artiste, with magic in his music, is also a remarkable composer.