by Kaushiki Chakraborty
Saturday, September 25, 2021 | 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Hindustani Vocal Concert by Kaushiki Chakraborty accompanied by Sandip Ghosh on the Tabla and Gaurab Chatterjee on the Harmonium
Sruti is proud to present an outstanding Hindustani Vocal concert by Kaushiki Chakraborty accompanied by Sandip Ghosh on the Tabla and Gaurab Chatterjee on the Harmonium
This event is free for Sruti 2021 sponsors. Ticket buyers will be sent the Live Streaming link closer to the event date. Concert will be available for watching or re-watching for one week after Sep 25. This concert is supported PNC Arts Alive!
Kaushiki Chakraborty could reproduce Hindustani classical vocal patterns at the age of two. Maestros visiting the ITC Sangeet Research Academy (SRA), where Kaushiki grew up, soon discovered a new game: they would hurl the most complex of patterns at her, using only the ‘aa’ vowel instead of pronouncing the notes, and wait for her to identify the notes and reproduce the patterns. This is something she could do instantly and consistently. It would not be an overstatement to assert that Kaushiki was a child prodigy. However, unlike many prodigies who flicker but fail to flourish, Kaushiki kept her promise. At 12, she was a scholar at the ITC SRA, at 14, she was on a 50-concert tour in the US with her father and guru Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty, at 16, she took the world of music by storm with her first solo concert in Delhi and by her early twenties she was being hailed as the brightest young female vocalist of her generation. Over the last decade, she has successfully obliterated the gender qualifier. Connoisseurs agree that Kaushiki is, quite simply, the best Hindustani vocalist of her generation today.
Kaushiki has performed at the prestigious Dover Lane Music Conference in Kolkata for ten years between 2000-2015. She has performed twice at the Sawai Gandharva Sangeet Mahotsava in Pune. She has performed multiple times at the Tansen Samaroh in Gwalior, at the Harbhallab Sangeet Sammelan in Jalandhar. She has been regularly featured at the Saptak music festival in Ahmedabad. She has performed in many prestigious venues in Europe and United States of America. The list includes Carnegie hall in New York, Metropolitan Museum in New York, Queen Elizabeth hall in London, Theatre de la ville and Cite de la Music in Paris, Dresden Museum in Germany, where she has collaborated with the national orchestra on a piece composed by the great composer Antonio Vivaldi. The places throughout the world where Kaushiki has been hugely acclaimed and appreciated includes Paris, Germany, Hawaii, Budapest, Amsterdam, Scotland, Kenya, Dubai, Bangladesh, Muscat, Australia, almost all major cities in USA, Switzerland, Venice and many more.
Sandip Ghosh is a well-known name in the music fraternity.Started at the age of Six under Pt. Gobindo Bose, Sandip has long association of more than 20 years with legendary Tabla Wizard Pt. Anindo Chatterjee in Guru Shishya Parampara. Beside his Tabla Gurus, he got the rare opportunity to get Vid. Kaushiki Chakraborty as his mentor for more than a decade, and Pt. Ajoy Chakraborty as a Guru for overall guidance about accompaniment.
A first class in masters from RBU in Music, Sandip has two gold medals in his name, along with dozens of numerous prestigious accolades globally.
An acclaimed accompanist, who has been touring extensively with : Pt. Ajoy Chakraborty, Pt. Kushal Das, Pt. Tejendra Narayan Majumdar, Vid. Kaushiki Chakraborty, Pt. Hari Prasad Chowrasia, Ustad Shujaat Khan, Ustad Rashid Khan, Pt. Purbayan Chatterjee, Pt. Ranajit Sengupta to name a few. Working with several brilliant world musicians & bands of other genres took his abilities to a different height.
Gaurab Chatterjee was introduced to Hindustani vocal music at the tender age of five by his mother, Shrimati Ajanta Chatterjee. After that, he was trained by Sri Jainul Abedin and Pandit Sree Sunil Bose, a veteran Agra Gharana Guru of the Academy. Later he became a Scholar of ITC, Sangeet Research Academy, under the tutelage of Guru Pdt. Sri Arun Bhaduri. Gourab has participated in various programs throughout the world. Apart from being a vocalist, he is also a well known harmonium accompanist for many famous musicians.