Wednesday Recitals - August 2010


 

 

Joyeeta sanyal

Born in 1987, Kasturi Bandopadhyay is the daughter of tabla maestro Pandit Ananda Gopal Bandopadhyay of the Banaras gharana. Kasturi was initiated into music at the age of four by Pandit K G Ginde and later learnt from Vidushi Subhra Guha. She was later inducted as a General Class student of ITC SRA, taking talim in khayal under Pandit Arun Bhaduri. She now continues her training as a scholar of the academy. She also learns semi-classical forms from Vidushi Purnima Choudhuri. A prize-winnning participant of the Tara Music Channel competition on television, she received the National Scholarship in Thumri and Dadra in 2007 and in 2008, she was awarded the second prize in Thumri, Dadra in the All India Radio Music Competition.



 

Kasturi Bandopadhyay

Born in 1987, Kasturi Bandopadhyay is the daughter of tabla maestro Pandit Ananda Gopal Bandopadhyay of the Banaras gharana. Kasturi was initiated into music at the age of four by Pandit K G Ginde and later learnt from Vidushi Subhra Guha. She was later inducted as a General Class student of ITC SRA, taking talim in khayal under Pandit Arun Bhaduri. She now continues her training as a scholar of the academy. She also learns semi-classical forms from Vidushi Purnima Choudhuri. A prize-winnning participant of the Tara Music Channel competition on television, she received the National Scholarship in Thumri and Dadra in 2007 and in 2008, she was awarded the second prize in Thumri, Dadra in the All India Radio Music Competition.



 

Manjusha Patil

Manjusha Patil was born in Sangli, Maharashtra and was groomed by her music loving parents for a career in music. She started her initial training from Pandit Chintubua Mhaiskar of Sangli and completed her “Sangeet Visharad” from Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, Miraj in due course of time.

A gold medallist with a Masters degree in Music from Shivaji University, Kolhapur, Manjusha has successfully participated in many prestigious music competitions. In one such competition, the Late Sangeetacharya Pandit D. V. Kanebua of Ichalkaranji of the Agra and Gwalior gharana noticed her. This proved to be a turning point in her career. She then continued her taalim under Pandit Kanebua and subsequently under the late Pandit Narendra Kanekar, a senior disciple of Pandit Kanebua and from Dr Vikas Kashalkar. Currently Manjusha is under the able guidance of Padma Shri Pandit Ulhas Kashalkar.

Manjusha has been performing all over India and abroad. Gifted with a melodious, forceful and seasoned voice, confidence of rhythm, purity in exposition of the raga and complex patterning of ‘taan’ are a few highlights of her singing. She also excels in Semi Classical Music & Light Music, especially Marathi Stage (Natyasangeet) songs. She has won numerous awards.



 

Manali Bose

Manali Bose received preliminary training from her parents and then from Shrimati Debjani Basu, a disciple of late Pandit A. Kanan. It was at her suggestion that Manali’s parents brought her to the ITC Sangeet Research Academy when she was but a child of ten when she began taking private lessons from Pandit Arun Bhaduri. In 1999 she received a scholarship in khayal from Anun Lund Rej Fund (ALR Fund), Norway. In 1995 she stood first in bhajan in the West Bengal State Music Academy competition and has performed in the Children’s Section and Special Bengali Service of All India Radio. She became a general class student of the Academy in 1996. In 2000-01 she received the ‘Sangeet Piyasi Scholarship’ in khayal and since June 2006 she has been a scholar of the ITC Sangeet Research Academy, being trained by Pandit Arun Bhaduri. In 2007 Manali stood first in the khayal category of the All India Radio Music Competition.

Manali has continued to pursue academics, recently finishing her Masters degree in English Literature, with aspirations to completing her PhD. She is well on her way to becoming an artiste of the highest calibre and has performed creditably at ITC Sangeet Sammelan, Bangalore (2008), ITC Sangeet Sammelan, Kolkata (2009), West Bengal State Music Academy’s annual conference (2009), Ballygunge Maitreyee Music Circle (2009) and Anirban Foundation (2009).



 

Shatavisha Mukherjee

Young Shatavisha Mukherjee, born on 20th April, 1993, learnt the first notes of Indian classical music under Pandit A Kanan. Associated with the ITC SRA from the age of four, the ideal age to begin a musical journey, Shatavisha is presently training under Pandit Ulhas Kashalkar as a junior scholar. She has a great love for literature and mathematics, the two subjects which will give her a clear insight into the art and science of traditional Indian music.



 

Sohini Bhattacharya

Born in a musical family, Sohini Bhattacharya was initiated by Shrimati Chandana Chakraborty at the early age of four. When she was 9, she joined Shrutinandan', where she receiving training from Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty for ten years. The recipient of a two-year scholarship from Saurabh Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts, she has just appeared for her graduation in vocal music from Rabindra Bharati University. In July 2009, she joined the ITC Sangeet Research Academy as a scholar.

 



 

Supratik Sengupta

Supratik Sengupta received his early training from his vocalist father and subsequently began formal training on the sitar. After receiving the National Talent Search Scholarship in 1994, he briefly trained under Sangeetacharya Ajoy Sinha Roy and later was a student of Pradeep Chakrabarty, a disciple of Pandit Ravi Shankar. Supratik was selected for the National Scholarship by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Government of India and has stood first in various music competitions, including that of the Ravi Kichlu Foundation. He has been with ITC-SRA from 2002 and is currently a scholar here under the sarod maestro, Buddhadev Das Gupta. Supratik has recently become a Musician Scholar at the Academy.

 



 

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.

   

Sarwar Hussain - Sarangi

Sarwar Hussain is one of the most accomplished and promising musicians of the younger generation of Sarangi exponents in India. He was born on 5th October 1981, at Gohad district near Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh his musical heritage comes from a long line of distinguished Sarangi exponents from Gohad.

His ancestry can be traced back six generations to Ustad Fazal Khan, father of Ustad Ghansi Khan, famous for his mastery of the intricate Tappa Style. Ustad Ghansi Khan taught his sons who included Ustad Chhuttu Khan, Ustad Garru Khan and Ustad Uday Khan, who were the father and paternal uncles and gurus of Padmashree Ustad Abdul Latif Khan, Sarwar’s eminent grandfather and guru.

Sarwar’s father, Anwar Hussain is also a well-known musician. Sarwar began learning Sarangi from his grandfather when he was nine. The superb ‘taleem’ that he received for eleven years is clearly reflected in his playing style. His playing embodies the intricate delicacy of his grandfather’s style as well as the techniques which his grandfather learned from one of the most famous Sarangi exponents of the first half of the last century, Ustad Bade Ghulam Sabir Khan Ambala Wale.

An A grade artist of All India Radio and Doordarshan, Sarwar has received many awards for his outstanding performance.

   

Tarak Saha- Tabla

Born in a family of musicians, Tarak Saha was initiated into the art of tabla playing at the tender age of six by his father, Sudhangshu Bhushan Saha. Later he learnt from Satchidananda Goswami before becoming a formal disciple of the renowned maestro of the Benaras gharana, Krishna Kumar Ganguly (Natu Babu). Over the years, he has matured into a most sensitive and competent accompanist and has played with many a great artiste, especially vocalists. A regular performer on Akashvani and Doordarshan, he is a regular accompanist at the ITC Sangeet Research Academy.

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