Our Scholars Perform
Nirmalya had his early training from Sunirmal Bhattacharya, the late Govinda Prasad Debnath and Pt. Amiya Ranjan Bandopadhyay respectively before he became a scholar of ITC-SRA under Pt. Arun Bhaduri of Rampur gharana. Post his gurukul days, Nirmalya has entered the light music scenario. He has been dividing his time between performces in India and abroad, working as a faculty member in the World Music department of a university overseas and as a creative consultant, music director and trainer for Zee TV since 2007.
A `B-high` graded AIR artiste and a National Scholarship holder, Nirmalya stood 1st in the Rajya Sangeet Academy competition in the khayal category and stood 2nd in the HMV Ravi Kichlu Golden Talent Contest.
Nirmalya`s numerous international concerts include a performance at the Hollywood Bowl in 2010 with Pandit Ravi Shankar and Anoushka Shankar and at Muscat in 2011 at the invitation of the Indian ambassador. He has also performed at Jazz festivals, collaborating with leading American guitarists. His projects also include music direction for films and telefilms and compositions for TV serials. He has to his credit, 9 album releases so far.
Nirmalya Roy has also done playback along with Shaan for the film `8 Ta 8 er Bonga local`, which has been released recently.
This is an excerpt of his performance during a Saturday recital where he was accompanied by Pandit Jyoti Goho on harmonium and Pandit Tarak Saha on tabla.