Partha Chatterjee: ITCSRA Artist of the month July, 2015

Artist of the month

Partha Chatterjee`s fascination for Raga Music began when he was in school. This led him to taking lessons in vocal music from his mother Smt. Rama Chatterjee, a regular artiste on All India Radio. His father the Late Sri Prabir Kumar Chatterjee, an amateur sitar player, gave him his initial lessons in sitar and subsequently took him to the sitar maestro the Late Pandit Nikhil Banerjee. The maestro accepted the young student only after some days of tests and trials.

For well over twelve years Pandit Chatterjee was privileged to remain under the guidance of this great musician. After the sudden demise of his Guru in 1986, the legendary Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, who was also Nikhilji’s teacher, affectionately offered to take on Pandit Chatterjee as a disciple. From 1991 to 1998 Khanshahib taught Partha intensively and gave him the opportunity to come to the United States every summer, to study with him and to teach in his school.

Pandit Partha Chatterjee is a Guru of the ITC Sangeet Research Academy.

Following is an excerpt of his performance at ITC SRA, where has was accompanied by Shri Sanjay Adhikary on tabla.


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Artist of the month - July, 2015 : Partha Chatterjee

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