• Subhankar Banerjee

    Subhankar Banerjee is a notable tabla artist from Kolkata, India. He began his trained under the guidance of Manik Das of the Benaras Gharana, and Swapan Shiva of the Farukhabad Gharana. Over the years, Banerjee has dedicated himself in exploring the disciplines of other gharanas. He is best known for his virtuosity and his improvisational ability. Banerjee has performed with many great musicians including Pandit Ravi Shankar, John McLaughlin, Ustad Rashid Khan, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, Pandit Shivkumar Sharma, Dr. L Subramaniam, Dr. Balamurali Krishna, Pandit Jasraj, Pandit M S Gopalkrishnan, Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty, Pandit V G Jog, Ustad Imrat Hussain Khan, amongst many others. He has toured in both India and abroad. Banerjee is a member of the world music band Sacred Drums of India.

  • Subhen Chatterjee

    Subhen Chatterjee is a renowned classical and fusion tabla artist from India. He trained under the guidance of Pandit Swapan Chowdhury. Chatterjee shared the stage with Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, Pandit Jasraj, Vidushi Girija Devi, Vidushi Shobha Gurtu, Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Ustad Aashish Khan, Paul Horn, David Crosby and many others. He has also toured in India and abroad. Chatterjee is a member of the band Karma and is also a regular performer at WOMAD. He is a recipient of a Grammy nomination, Just Plain Folk (JPF) Award Nomination, Jadu Bhatta Award from Salt Lake Music Conference and Honorary Citizenship from the State of Alabama. Chatterjee holds a record in the Guinness Book of World Records for playing live with 346 musicians in Jorhat (Assam).

  • Sujata Mohapatra

    Sujata Mohapatra is a distinguished classical dancer from India, an exponent of Odissi. She is a disciple and daughter-in-law of the late Padma Vibhushan Kelucharan Mohapatra. Mohapatra also trained and conducted research at the Odissi Research Centre in Bhubaneshwar. Presently, she is the Principal of Srjan, an Odissi dance institution established by her late guru. Mohapatra is a recipient of the 2nd Sanjukta Panigrahi Award given by Chitra Krishnamurthi in Washington, Aditya Vikram Birla Kala Kiran Award, Pandit Jasraj Award, amongst many others.

  • Supriya Das

    Supriya Das is a classical vocalist from Bangladesh, an exponent of Khayal. She began her training under the guidance of her mother, Sujata Paul, and later from Pandit Ramkanai Das and Rezwan Ali. She is presently a student of Bengal Parampara Sangeetalay, a pupil of Pandit Ulhas Kashalkar.

  • Suresh Talwalkar

    Suresh Talwalkar is a renowned Indian tabla artist. He studied the rhythm theory of Carnatic music and Hindustani Classical singing. He began his training under the guidance of his father, Dattatrey Talwalkar, and continued his musical education from Pandit Pandharinath Nageshkar, Pandit Vinayakrao Ghangrekar and Pandit Ramnad Ishwaran. Talwalkar’s style draws from several Gharanas and he has been known to perform with many distinguished musicians – he has shared the stage with sarangi artist Pandit Ram Narayan, and classical vocalist Pandit Ulhas Kashalkar on numerous occasions. He performed at prestigious shows in India and around the world. Talwalkar is the recipient of awards including the Padma Shree, Pandit Vishnu Digambar Paluskar, All India Radio Award, and the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, to name a few. He is also a Guru at the Bengal Parampara Sangeetalay in Dhaka.

  • Tanmoy Bose

    Tanmoy Bose is a renowned tabla artist, as well as a composer and actor, from India. He initially began training in classical vocals, under the guidance of Pandit Maharaj Banerjee, and also learnt to play the harmonium and tabla under Pandit Mantu Banerjee. He began training under Pandit Kanai Dutta after the passing of his first guru and later became a disciple of Pandit Shankar Ghosh. Bose has performed at prestigious shows in India and abroad. His notable collaborations include performances with Pandit Ravi Shankar, Anoushka Shankar, Amjad Ali Khan, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Ustad Munawar Ali Khan, Pandit V G Jog, Ustad Imrat Khan, and many others. Bose is also a founding member of the band Taal Tantra. He is a recipient of awards and accolades which include the Sangeet Sanman, Sangeet Maha Sanman, amongst numerous others.

  • Tejendra Narayan Majumdar

    Tejendra Narayan Majumdar is a distinguished sarod artist from India, an exponent of the Maihar Gharana. He began his early training under the guidance of his grandfather, Bibhuti Ranjan Majumdar, and later his father, Ranjan Majumdar, nurtured Majumdar’s considerable talent. He eventually continued his training under many notable musicians, which included Ustad Bahadur Khan, Pandit Amaresh Chowdhury, Anil Palit, Pandit Ajay Sinha Roy, Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, and Pandit Ravi Shankar. Majumdar is known to combine the intellectual density and technical virtuosity of his Gharana, while combining elements from the Dhrupad, Tantrakari, as well as Gayaki styles of music. Quoting the New York Times in an article published in 1994: ‘Mr. Majumdar’s playing sometimes suggested the way Beethoven reconstructed a theme of his variations in his late works.’ He was awarded the President’s Gold Medal, the Pandit D V Paluskar Award, the Sangeet Mahasamman, to name a few. He is currently a guru at the Bengal Parampara Sangeetalay, in Dhaka.

  • Tripti Mukherjee

    Pandita Tripti Mukherjee is an illustrious Indian classical vocalist from India. She trained under the guidance of Bharati KarChaudhury, Sunil Das, Prasun Banerjee and Vidushi Sipra Bose. Mukherjee is presently a disciple of Pandit Jasraj. She has extensively toured in India and abroad, some of her notable performances include shows at the Rashtrapati Bhavan and the White House. Mukherjee is a recipient of the Padma Shree, Pandit Jasraj Gaurav Puraskar, Lalit Kala Sangeet Ratna, the title of ‘Pandita’ from the University of Karnataka, Amir Khan Memorial Award, Yugantar Patrika Award, amongst many others. She is presently a Director at Gurudakshina, Pandit Jasraj’s Institute for musical research, and artisty based at the United States.

  • Uday Bhawalkar

    Uday Bhawalkar is a notable vocalist from India. He spent over a decade studying and living in the traditional guru-shishya parampara, training under Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dagar – learning the intricacies of classical vocals, and the rudra-veena under Ustad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar. Bhawalkar has performed with contemporary dancer Astad Deboo, Ensemble Modern Orchestra – Germany, Ustad Zakir Hussain, Suresh Talwakar and Ustad Sukhwinder Singh Naamdhari, amongst others. He has toured in both India and abroad, and has received prestigious awards including the Kumar Gandharva Samman and the Raza Foundation Award. He has joined ITC Sangeet Research Academy as a visiting guru since 2012, and is also a guru at the Bengal Parampara Sangeetalaya in Dhaka.