Pankaj Mishra (Sarangi)
Subhajyoti Guha (Tabla)
Subhajyoti Guha (Tabla Solo)
Pankaj Mishra (Sarangi)

November 06 2016, 5:00 PM

Performing Arts Center
Normandale Community College, Bloomington, MN

Subhajyoti Guha; Sanjay Mishra

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About the Artists

Pankaj Mishra

Born into an exceptional Musician-lineage.Being the son of Shri Satya Narayan Mishra, Great Grand Son of  Sarangi virtuoso Late Pt. Saraju Prasad Mishra and Grand Son of Late Pt. Mahadeo Prasad Mishra.He was trained from an early age by the renowned  Sarangi Player of Banaras Gharana late Pt. Mahesh Prasad Mishra.

Pankaj created a distinct style of playing & has performed both as a solo artist and accompanist.  He has performed at several prestigious events in India,including the Dover Lane Music Conference, ITC Festival , Indo Occidental Symbiosis, Swar Samrat Festival, The Salt Lake Music Festival.  He has toured extensively in All over USA,Canada, Europe, Japan, and Bangladesh.  Abroad, as in India, he has performed at several prestigious events including the Ali Akbar Music College (San Rafael – California & Basel -Switzerland),Raagmala organization (Edmonton- Canada), Deutsche Welle and WDR  (German Radio & Television),The Indian Embassy concert (Berlin & Austria), The Gandharva Music Festival (Neatherlands), Asia festival (Spain).  In the year 2002, he established a school for Indian Classical Music in Germany.

Pankaj is a “A GRADE “ Sarangi player at All India Radio & Television Kolkata, India. He has numerous CDs both as solo and as an accompanist. He was also awarded the First position in Sarangi playing from State Music academy (West Bengal under Pandit Arun Bhaduri ), Naad Brahma award by Pt.Damodar Mishra institute Varanasi & Kolkata.

(Artiste Website:

Subhajyoti Guha

Subhajyoti Guha, a highly talented, young tabla player from Kolkata, India, is one of the NEW GENRE of tabla exponents who are taking this world pleasing North Indian percussion instrument to greater heights in the 21st century.

Coming from an educated and musical family, Subhajyoti was introduced to tabla at an early age of five by his father Dr. Smriti Ranjan Guha, a disciple of late Ustad Keramatullah Khan of Farukkabad Gharana. Few years later the internationally well-known tabla maestro and trainer Pandit Sankha Chatterjee, also a disciple of late Ustad Keramatullah Khan and late Ustad Allarakha Khan of punjab Gharana, took Subhajyoti under his tutorship and Subhajyoti has been the disciple of pandit Chatterjee since then.

Subhajyoti's intense dedication and love for his art has won him quite a few laurels. Namely, The President's Award from All India Road in 1989, The Dover Lane Talent Search Award in 1990-91, The Hirendra Kumar Ganguly Award from West Bengal State Academy of Performing Arts in 1993, Taal Mani Award from Sur Singar Samsad of Mumbai in 1996 and the degree of Sangeet Visharad from Praacheen Kala Kendra of Chandigharh in 1997. At present he is a grade 'A' tabla player of All India Radio & T.V.

Subhajyoti's firstpublic performance was in 1992 at PARAMPARA - a prestigious festival of Indian Music, in Berlin, Germany with his Guruji Pandit Sankha Chatterjee, where he enthralled his audience by his solo performance. Since then he has never looked back as a performer and is performing regularly in India and also abroad in USA, Canada and Europe both as a soloist and an accompanist. Subhajyoti has rendered his musical accompaniment to various young and senior leading musicians of India .To name a few Pandit Buddhadev Dasgupta, Pandit Manilal Nag, Late Pandit A.T.Kanan, Pandit Ram Narayan, Ustad Aashish Khan, Pandit Barun Pal, Ustad Shahid Parvez, Pandit Brij Narayan, Ustad Irshad Khan, Smt Sisirkana Dhar Chaudhury, Vidushi Purnima Chaudhuri, Smt Jaya Biswas, Smt Kankana Banerjee and many others. Through these performances Subhajyoti has won the hearts of his listeners and his talent has also been acknowledgement by maestros like Pandit Ravi Shankar and Ustad Ali Akbar Khan. Alongwith his music, Subhajyoti has also excelled in academics by obtaining an M.Sc. degree in Applied Mathematics from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. However, he has infused all his academic education for fulfilling his mission of preaching Indian Classical Music.

(Biography sourced from ).

About the Venue:
Normandale Community College is located at : 9700 France Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55431

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 IMSOM ’ s Fall 2016 Concert Series has been made possible, in part, by the Honeywell and UHG “Dollars for Doers” Grant, a matching grant from US Bank, a generous donation from the Dr. Dash Foundation, and the generosity of its members and donors. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. All concerts are co-sponsored by KFAI Radio (90.3 FM Mpls/106.7 FM St Paul). IMSOM, established in 1980, is a registered non-profit 501(c)(3) organization serving Minneapolis - St. Paul and the greater Twin Cities Metro Area.

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