Partha Bose is
a widely acknowledged Sitar player and a much respected artiste in the
arena of comtemporary Hindustani Classical Music.
Born on January 21,1962, Partha was initiated to the Sitar at the age
of six and thereafter underwent intensive training in the tradition of
Guru-Shishya parampara under the tutelage of Pandit Monoj Shankar of
the famous Maihar Gharana. He has been playing Sitar for over
two decades now. Partha has received overwhelming
appreciation from connoisseurs and critics of Hindustani classical
music in India and abroad He has been a distinguished performer
on radio and television and was invited by the Government of India to
lead a cultural delegation to African countries on the historic
occasion of the Golden Jubilee celebrations of India's
Independence. His concert tours to the USA, Canada, Europe, Australia,
Middle East & Bangladesh have featured him in major international
festivals as well as reputed universities in performances, workshops,
lecture-demonstrations and teaching sessions.
2009, Partha Bose was the only Indian Classical Musician invited by the
Australian Capital Terrotory Government to perform in the
National Multicultural Festival in Canberra. He was one among the
several artistes from over 80 countries to perform in this festival.
Voice of America, BBC Radio, South German Radio,
Radio Bremen & Canadian Broadcasting Corporation have featured him
in interviews & programmes to share his vision of music and life.
The hallmark of his music lies in the seamless integration of technical
virtuosity and emotional expression.
Partha is an Honours Graduate of Economics from
Presidency College, Kolkata, and divides his time between his home,
Kolkota and the rest of the world.
Considered among the top class of tabla players from
India, Abhijit Banerjee is one of the most sought after creative
artists in the realm of Indian classical music. With nearly 20
years of professional experience Abhijit has crafted a unique style and
creative approach which has brought him accolades and awards throughout
the world for his sensitivity,skill and deep sense of musicality.
Apart from his contributions to Indian music he has delved into a
diverse variety of world music crossover as both a performer and
Recognizing his talent and natural
inclination towards music his father steered him to tabla at the age of
four. Abhijit also studied vocal music and violin making a
complete musician out of him. Now he is accepted as one of the
main disciples of the illustrious guru, the late Pt. Gyan Prakash
Abhijit has accompaniment on tabla nearly all of the
top ranking stars of Hindustani classical music including Pt.Ravi
Shankar, Late Pt.Nikhil Banerjee, Begum Parweena Sultana, Pt.Jasraj,
Pt. Shiv Kumar Sharma, Dr.Balamurali Krishnan from South India to name
a few. As a tabla soloist he has also left his distinct mark
through numerous performances in India & abroad.
Abhijit has toured extensively in USA, Canada, U.K., Europe, Japan,
Australia, South Africa, South East Asia and Mexico as well as
performing in all of the major classical music festivals in India.
International performances of note include Lincoln Center, Carnegie
Hall, Gevant Haus in Germany, Paleis in Brussels, Theatre de la Ville
& Radio France in Paris. Abhijit also had had the honor of
representing India in the Granada Festival of Music.
In addition to a highly successful career in Indian Classical music his
crossover work includes collaborations with musicians such as Ry
Cooder, Larry Corryell and Trilok Gurtu. Abhijit founded his own
touring ensemble TARANG performing his original compositions, and
released a cd of the same title. He is also member of the Raga Jazz
Abhijit has scored music for Indian television & won the National
Award for Documentary Music for the film about Calcutta ‘The
which screened in the Munich and Amsterdam film festivals.
Abhijit founded & established Dhwani Academy of Percussion in Los
Angeles and Calcutta attracting talented students from around the
world. He has conducted workshops and educational performance seminars
on the intricacies of Indian music in universities & cultural
centers in US, Spain, Germany, France, UK, Japan & Mexico.
In his academic life he is a graduate in English literature and post
graduate in Journalism.