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Masters of Indian Classical Music XI.

19th of March, 2011
Trafó, Budapest 20.00

Pandit Biswajit Roy ChowdharySarod
Pandit Abhijit BanerjeeTabla

from 19.15 we were showing the Music of Calcutta
- a documentary film in Englishl!

At the day of the concert from 10 AM there was a 3 hours long workshop by the Artists about the Tāla and the Rāga system in English.

photos by Daniel Zafir ©

Pandit Biswajit Roy Chowdhary

Pandit Biswajit Roy Chowdhary was born in 1956, in Deogarh, Chowdhury was initiated into music by his father Shri Ranajit Roy Chowdhary, who was teacher of chemistry by profession but, more importantly, a serious Sarod player trained under the Late Ustad Hafiz Ali Khan and others. In 1978, Roy Chowdhury's talents were spotted by the Maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan accepting him as a disciple. A turning point came when Pandit Mallikarjun Mansur took an interest in young Roy Chwdhury's quest in 1982. The union of an instrument player with Pandit Mansur set the journey on the path of fulfilling this quest. Biswajit Roy Chowdhary’s tutelage with Pandit Mallikarjun Mansur was formalized in a gandhabandhan ceremony in 1985 and the intensive guidance and training lasted till the demise of the guru in 1992. He is perhaps the only Sarod player who plays the coveted compositions from the Jaipur-Atrauli tradition.

Over the years Biswajit Roy Chowdhary has performed in various locations all over India and has participated regularly in some of the prestigious concerts. These include The Tansen Festival in Gwalior, the Shankar Lal Festival, New Delhi, the Harvallabh Sangeet Samaroha in Jalundhar, the Vishnu Digambar Jayanti in Delhi, the Sankat Mochan Music Festival in Banaras, the BKF Mansur Festival in Bangalore, among others.

Biswajit Roy Chowdhary is an acclaimed artist of the All India Radio and Doordarshan and has featured in the National music concert and the annual Radio Sangeet Sammelan.    

some of his awards:

*   SUR MANI title (Sur Singer Samsad, 1981)
*   Ustad Allauddin Khan memorial award (1999)
*   Pt. Mallikarjun Mansur memorial award (BKF , Bangalore)
*   The knight of the order of arts Chevalier de Arts et Letters” (by the French Government in 2006)