Vidushi Sangeeta Bandyopadhyay, one of the leading vocalists of the present generation and a vocal exponent of Lucknow, Patiala and Indore Gharana, heralds the oncoming of an exquisite Khayal style blended together with tradition, imagination and originality. She is gifted with a golden voice, ranging more than three octaves, with the ultimate soprano and gorgeous tonality. Immense knowledge, musical aesthetics, perfection and impeccable mastery over the Classical and Semi Classical Vocal genre are the salient features of Sangeeta’s music. Her performance encompasses the styles and mostly the priceless compositions established by Sangeetacharya Chinmoy Lahiri, Ustad Bade Ghulamali Khan, Ustad Ameer Khan and other maestros of the Gharana. Her specialisation lies in rendering subtle, intricate and emotional movements of notes with perfect “Ragdari” in Vistar, stunning rhythmic variations in Bat & Boltan, fast and wide variety of effortless movement, highlighting all the forms like Murchana, Alankar, Sapat, Halak, Gamak, Meerkhand in Tan & Sargam. Sangeeta, the proud daughter of the legendary Tabla maestro, Pandit Sankha Chatterjee and Late Sujata Chatterjee, is a rare vocalist of her generation, to have received extensive training of three illustrious Gharanas (schools) of Khayal singing from Late Sangeetacharya Chinmoy Lahiri of Luckhnow Gharana, Late Ustad Munawar Ali Khan of Patiala Gharana and Pandit Kamal Bandyopadhyay of Indore Gharana. Sangeeta was privileged to come in close contact with great maestros like, Ustad Keramattulla Khan, Ustad Allarakha Khan, Ustad Vilayat Khan, Pandit V.G.Jog, Pandit Kishen Maharaj, to name a few and to receive their blessings and priceless musical advices.She is a TOP Grade vocalist of All India Radio and Television. Since last twenty years she has been enthralling her audiences at numerous prestigious conferences in India, USA, Canada, Germany, Italy, UK, France, Belgium, Netherlands and many other countries, through her magical performances. There are five international CD releases (world premire) to her credit, namely, “Shruti”, “Bhakti”, “Puja” “Double Sunrise over Neptune”& ''Sangita” which are available worldwide. One of her numbers has been featured as Best Indian Import in a musical collage called ‘’India CD’’ published by Petrol. She performed at prestigious Jazz festivals in USA and Europe with the famous William Parker, Hamid Drake, Bill Cole, Rob Brown, Jocelyn B. Smith, and many others.Over twenty one years she has been regularly conducting Seminars, Intensive Workshops and Master classes at several Universities and prestigious organizations of Germany, Italy, Belgium and United Kingdom. Besides her illustrious musical career Sangeeta is a Bachelor of Economics from Jadavpur University and Master of Music from Rabindrabharati University.
Raag Basant Mukhari
Vilambit – Ektal – Neer Bharana Ko ...
Drut Teental - Pabasa Ritu Aayi Re
Thumri – Madhyam Se Piloo
Shyam Bhai Bina Shyam ((Jat Tal )
Vilambit Ektal – Mohe Mana Manawe
Drut Teental – Reet Na Jani, Na Jani
Bhajan – based on Manjh Khamaj
-Ekanath Janardan - (Kaharwa)
Sankha Chatterjee Sanatan Goswami Roshan Ali
Accompanying Instrument :
Tabla Harmonium Sarangi