Artiste of the Month - June 2018
Born into a family of musicians, Rupashree Bhattacharya was initially tutored in vocal music by her father, Shri Durga Charan Bhattacharya. She later learnt from Shri Ashit Bandopadhyay, Smt. Shipra Bose and Shri Sanjoy Chakrabarty.
In 1996 she became a scholar of the ITC Sangeet Research Academy under the tutelage of Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty. Noticing her innate talent in playing the harmonium, her guru gradually guided her through the intricacies and exacting standards of accompaniment. Rupashree, a proficient vocalist herself, quickly imbibed his teaching and has been able to attain the perfection in her art, making her a soloist of immense credibility.
As an ITC SRA scholar, she received dhrupad and dhamar training from Pandit Falguni Mitra, who was a guru and prefect of the academy. She has also matured into a sensitive and unobtrusive accompanist. A graded artist of All India Radio, she has been a faculty member of ITC Sangeet Research Academy, since 2004.