Sandip Chatterjee (Santoor)
Shubhajyoti Guha (Tabla)

Sunday September 15 2019, 5:00pm

Dr V Premanand Theater & Concert Hall
Normandale Community College, Bloomington, MN


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About the Artists

Sandip Chatterjee

Sandip Chatterjee, a disciple of Pandit Tarun Bhattacharya and vocal maestro Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty, is a rich and accomplished Santoor player of our time. He has been heralded as the torch bearer of two Gharanas at the same time – Maihar & Patiala. 

His collaboration ‘Calcutta Express’ has been nominated as finalist in the Indo Acoustic Project’s “Best CD’s of 2006” award in the World Music category.
The musical talent and virtuosity exhibited by Sandip over the years have been noted through his albums which range upto 21 in number. His expertise has also been utilised by renowned music directors like A.R.Rehman, Jatin Lalit, Gulshan Kumar, Rabindra Jain, Pt.V.Balsara etc.

He has won many awards and laurels such as, “President of India Award”, “Jadubhatta Award”, “Sangeeth Ratna Award”, “ Abhinaba Kala Sanman” etc.  Through his dauntless efforts he is still trying to create a magic spell by letting his music reverberate and keeping the music lovers enthralled.

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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 Presidents Award from All India Radio 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 Pracheen kala Kendra of Chandigarh 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.

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

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IMSOM's Fall 2019 Concert Series has been made possible, in part, by voters of Minnesota through grants from The Minnesota State Arts Board and The Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.  Support also comes from UHG "Dollars for Doers" Grant, matching grants from Honeywell and US Bank, generous donations from Dr Dash Foundation, late Dr V Premanand & Family, generosity of IMSOM's members and donors.  All concerts are co-sponsored by KFAI Radio (90.3 FM/106.7 FM).

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