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Purbayan Chatterjee,Kolkata



Purbayan learnt sitar playing from his father, Shri Parthapratim Chatterjee who himself is a well known sitarist and disciple of Pt. Nikhil Banerjee and Ustad Ali Akbar Khan. For the last few years, Purbayan has been receiving taalim (training) from Ustad Ali Akbar Khan.

Purbayan belongs to the Senia Maihar Gharana, plays in the unique and incomparable of style of Pt. Nikhil Banerjee.

Purbayan has performed in many prestigious concerts in India and abroad. Some of these are : Shankarlal Festival - Delhi, Sawai Gandharva - Pune, Odyssey - Calcutta, Tan Sen Samaroha - Gwalior, Saptak - Ahmedabad, etc. International Music Festival in Bath England, The International Brighton Festival UK, and International Music Symposium in Germany, etc.

Awards :
* Presidents Award given by the President of India in 1993
* Rotary Award sponsored by Rasoi given by Rotary International 1995
* Pt. Ravi Kichlu Award given by the Ravi Kichlu Foundation in 1995

The depth, discipline and richness of the "Dhrupad" form is interspersed with the exuberance and lyricism of "Khayal". In a unique display of maturity Purbayan is able to combine technical brilliance and virtuosity of the highest level with depth and serenity.

Email: purbayan@vsnl.net
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