Saturday Recitals - July 2010



Gopal Mishra

Gopal Mishra comes from a traditional family of musicians. He started his training on the Tabla under his father Shri Damodar Mishra, the son of Pandit Bundi Maharaj of the Benaras gharana. He plays as a soloist as well as an accompanist with equal ease and flourish. He has accompaniment to numerous musicians and dancers.

Gopal Mishra has played the Tabla in various music conferences all over India and abroad. He is an ‘A’ graded artist of All India Radio (AIR) and Doordarshan. Presently, he is a faculty member at the ITC Sangeet Research Academy.



Subhra Guha

Subhra Guha joined the Academy in 1984 as a research scholar, she was trained by Pt.Sunil Bose, the veteran of the Agra gharana. Subhra also received guidance from Pt.K.G. Ginde,Pt. D.T. Joshi and Pt.V.K. Kichlu while she was a scholar at ITC SRA. She later became a guru of the Academy from 1992 and remained here till 2003. Subhra has been performing regularly at prestigious platforms both in India and the USA. She also has teaching assignments in the US and has also performed in various countries in Europe and Asia. She has also gained recognition for her thumri renditions in the poorab ang.



A G Bandopadhyay - Tabla

Initiated into music by his father, Ananda Gopal bandopadhyay was later trained by Pandit Mahadeo Prasad Mishra of the Benaras gharana. A top graded artiste of All India Radio today, Ananda Gopal has had a brilliant and successful career as a tabla player, who is adept both as a soloist and an accompanist. He is a widely traveled artiste and has played with virtually all the leading performers of Hindustani music at festivals all over the world. Apart from his performances, he has been associated with prestigious organizations like the Song & Drama Division (Delhi), Faculty of Music &Fine Arts (Delhi University) and the Amir Khusro Society, Chicago. Ananda Gopal is a senior faculty member of the ITC Sangeet Research Academy, Kolkata.


Jyoti Goho – Harmonium

Hearing his mother’s melodious voice, Jyoti Goho developed a keen interest in music. Initially trained by Shri Sanat Banerjee and thereafter, Shri Biren Bose, Jyoti became a disciple of Pandit A.Kanan. Jyoti Goho developed the art of playing the Harmonium under the tutelage of Shri Deb Kumar Banerjee. Aided by his knowledge of vocal music, he bloomed into a competent and sensitive Harmonium accompanist. The ability to understand and adjust according to the mood and spirit of the performer has made Jyoti popular amongst all the eminent vocalists of the present generation. His art has taken him to music conferences and programmes all over India and abroad. Jyoti Goho is a senior Faculty member of the ITC Sangeet Research Academy, Kolkata.


Rupashree Bhattacharya - Harmonium

Born into a family of musicians, Rupashree Bhattacharya was initially tutored in vocal music by her father, Shri Durga Charan Bhattacharya. She later learnt from Shri Ashit Bandopadhyay, Smt. Shipra Bose and Shri Sanjoy Chakrabarty. In 1996 she became a scholar of the ITC Sangeet Research Academy under the tutelage of Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty. Noticing her innate talent in playing the harmonium, her guru gradually guided her through the intricacies and exacting standards of accompaniment. As an ITC SRA scholar, she also received dhrupad and dhamar training from Pandit Falguni Mitra, Guru-Prefect, ITC SRA. She has matured into a sensitive and unobtrusive accompanist. A graded artist of All India Radio, she is a faculty member of ITC Sangeet Research Academy, Kolkata.


Samar Saha - Tabla

For years now, Samar Saha has been widely known for his dexterous tabla and rare musicianship. With his matured sense of accompaniment he contributes immensely to any raga sangeet performance and is a boon to every vocalist or instrumentalist. Born in Kolkata, he was initially trained by his father, Sudhangshu Bhusan Saha and his elder brother, Tarak Saha. Later, he received extensive talim from Satchidananda Goswami and from Krishna Kumar Ganguly (Natu Babu) of the Benaras gharana. A much sought-after artiste today, he has played with some of the greatest stalwarts of Hindustani music and has participated in all the prestigious music festivals in India and overseas. He has been a full time faculty member of ITC Sangeet Research Academy almost since its inception.

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