The Wednesday Recital
Debasmita had her initiation in music from her father sarod player Pandit Debasish Bhattacharya who is the seniormost disciple of Padma Bhusan Pandit Buddhadev Dasgupta of the Senia Shahjahanpur gharana.
For the last 15 years she has been receiving training from Pandit Buddhadev Das Gupta. She is an 'A' grade scholar of the ITC Sangeet Research Academy where she continues to learn from her illustrious Guru. She has completed her Masters in music with a gold medal from Rabindra Bharati University and is currently pursuing a Ph.D there.
The Sangeet Praveen title was conferred upon Debasmita in2008 by the Prayag Sangeet Samiti Allahabad with a gold medal. She stood first in the Dover Lane Music Competition in 2013 and also the Rajya Sangeet Academy competition in 2013. A national scholarship holder, she was a finalist from Kolkata in the Nadved competition organised by Spicmacay and Doordarshan in 2014.
Debasmita regularly conducts workshops, demonstrations and concerts in schools and colleges in India organised by Spicmacay. She has performed on important concert platforms such as the Saptak - Sangeet Sankalp and the ITC Sangeet Sammelan.
On an invitation from Ethno Sweden, Debasmita visited that country in 2015. In 2016 she was invited to join an International music exchange program. She also delivered several classical music concerts in Florida, Nashville, Chattanooga and San Francisco on the occasion and got a great response from the American audiences.
Following is an excerpt of her performance at the ITCSRA Arpan Festival 2016, where she was accompanied by Shri Bivash Shanghai on the tabla.