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One of the youngest President Award
Winning “A” Grade’ Sarod artiste of All India
Radio & National Television - Kolkata, Abhisek
Lahiri has won the hearts of discerning audiences
worldwide with his maturity, depth &
perfection already at the age of 29. Abhisek was
initiated in Sarod at an early age of 5 and
trained under the tutelage of his father as well
as Guru, eminent Sarod maestro Pandit Alok Lahiri
& became one of his premier disciples.
Abhisek’s Sarod recital has a blending of three
major Gharanas of Sarod playing: Shajahanpur,
Senia Maihar & Senia Bangash Gharana
(Gwalior). Abhisek’s playing reflects the
subtlety, aestheticism and nostalgic spirituality
while combining it with resonant power &
intensity to captivate the listener with the
beauty and originality of his Sarod playing.
Abhisek possess the dignity of being the First
Indian Musician along with his eminent father to
perform in “Europe Parliament” in France and also
in "Canada Culture Days" in Hamilton, Canada on
invitation of The Malhar Group.
Abhisek is an empanelled member artist of Indian
Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), New Delhi.
Abhisek took part in the “World Kinder Festival”
in Holland & enthralled the audiences as a
‘Wonder Child Sarod Player’ in 1997. The Dutch
Television network telecasts his recitals
countrywide even now.
Abhisek has some CD albums released to his credit:
His two solo albums “Sparkling Sarod’ and "Mood of
Puriya Kalyan" released by Bihaan Music received
nominations in Global Indian Music Awards (GiMA)
of Mumbai in “Best Hindustani Classical Album-
Instrumental” category for the year 2010 &
2013 respectively. His latest release “IONAH Trio”
CD album along with Japanese Guitarist Hideaki
Tsuji is also getting world wide appreciation.
Abhisek has performed in numerous Music concerts
and Festivals across India and all over the world.
(Biography Sourced from Abhishek Lahiri's
inborn talent and devotion to music come together
they must inevitably give birth to an artiste like
Subrata Bhattacharya. A tabla player of note on
the Indian classical music scenario, Subrata is
amazingly talented and his accomplishments and
achievements in the field of percussion music have
earned him name and enviable fame. Subrata is one
of the leading tabla players in India today. Few
tabla players have enjoyed such instant
recognition and acclaim among concert audiences.
Subrata's solo renderings reveal his knowledge of
the art and his creativity at their best.
As an accompanist of choice of some of the most
renowned classical exponents, he exhibits his
command over the tabla and his comprehension of
the intricacies of the notes and sounds of
classical music. He has to his credit numerous
performances at some of the most prestigious
venues in India and abroad. Subrata has impressed
audiences in the USA, the Middle East, and Europe.
Audiences at the Dover Lane Music Conference
(periodical), ITC Sangeet Sammelan Calcutta,
Gunidas Sangeet Sammelan, Salt Lake Music
Festival, Bhawanipur Sangeet Sammelan, Dakhini
Sangeet Sammelan, Golpark Rama Krishna Mission
Annual Music Conference, Calcutta, A.I.R.Concerts
and Radio FM Music Concert, to name a few, have
had the opportunity to see this immensely talented
musician perform. He has also performed in Sparsh
in Lucknow, and at the National Center for
Performing Arts, Mumbai, and India International
He has received his taalim under Shri Tamal
Krishna Chatterjee, Shri Nripen Karmakar and Shri
Tapan Kr. Banerjee before he was finally accepted
as a pupil of tabla maestro Pt. Shankar Ghosh, all
of whom honed his talent to the level of
refinement now witnessed by audiences everywhere.
He has since proved himself a worthy exponent of
the Farukhabad Gharana. Recognition of his talent
has come in the form of such awards as the Sangeet
Prabhankar and the Gold Medal and the Saangeet
Praveen from Prayag Sangeet Samiti, Allahadad, and
Sangeet Bhushan from the Bhatkhande College,
Being an accompanist is an essential aspect of any
tabla player's expertise, and here too Subrata has
made his mark. Renowned artists whom he has
accompanied in the past few years are Pt. Vishwa
Mohan Bhatt, Dr. L. Subramaniam, Dr.N.Rajam, Pt.
Buddhaditya Mukherjee, Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan,
Ustad Ali Ahmed Hussain, Pt. Tarun Bhattacharya,
Pt. Ronu Majumdar, Chitraveena Ravikiran, and Pt.
Tejendra Narayan Majumdar, Pt. Samaresh Chaudhury.
He is a visiting professor at the Universty of
Urbana Champaign ,IL. The next milestone of
his creativity and innovation is "Naad- The
Everlasting Sound", a group he has formed to
experiment with fusion music. It seems the next
inevitable step in Subrata's career as a mingling
and merging of eastern, middle eastern and western
styles of music is the trend among makers and
lovers of music these days. He is been a part of
the Chicago based Indo -Jazz band Flat Earth
Ensemble since it's inception.
(Biography Sourced from Subrata
Bhattacharya's website http://www.subratabhattacharya.net)
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