- Shantanu Bhattacharya Durba Bhattacharya
The young vocalist, Shantanu Bhattacharya, believes that Indian Raga Music has the innate power to elevate people to the highest level of psychic consciousness. Shantanu’s performances are endowed with this rich and rare attribute; the listeners are bathed in the serenity and spiritual strength of his soulful presentation.
Gifted with immaculate sur, flexibility and range, his singing is characterised by delicate imagination, exquisite creativity and the best of taalim. Groomed in music first by his mother, Shantanu later learned profusely from Pandit Prasun Banerjee, Shrimati Meera Banerjee and Pandit Ajay Chakraborty. Associating also with other great maestros at Sangeet Research Academy,Kolkata , he has perfected himself into a musician aiming to combine the best of all styles, focusing centrally on the gayaki of Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan.
An ‘A’ graded artiste of All India Radio and Doordarshan, he was awarded the A.I.R Gold Medal for winning first prizes in Khayal and Thumri at the A.I.R music competition in 1989, and has since been performing at every major venue, a few being the ITC Sangeet Sammelan, Sangeet Natak Akademi Festival and the National Programme (Live) for All India Radio, while at overseas, in USA, UK, France, Germany and Finland. With several CDs & Cassettes, Shantanu Bhattacharya is truly the Indian classical vocalist of the new age.
To sing soulfully, invoking the Divine Presence, is the priceless quality Durba Bhattacharya possesses. Imbibing music from her parents, she was brought under the tutelage of Pandit Ajay Chakraborty when she became a scholar at the ITC Sangeet Research Academy, Kolkata. Later she also learnt from Shrimati Meera Banerjee. Since 1997, Durba has been taking taalim of the subtlest nuances of Raga music from her husband Shri Shantanu Bhattacharya, the well-known vocalist. Performing widely all over India, Durba has also regaled hundreds of music lovers in France, England, USA and Singapore and has recorded several cassettes & CDs of Bhajans.
Type : Audio CD
Item(s) : 1
Coupling No. : CD-BMC-068A
Released : October-2007
Pkg Type : Jewel Box
Net Wt. : 80gms