Our Scholars Perform
Shantanu Bhattacharyya was a scholar of the Academy under Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty between 1994 and 1997. He had also been guided by Pandit Sukhendu Goswami, Pandit Prasun Banerjee and Vidushi Meera Banerjee. He has since striven to perfect himself into a musician, combining the best of all these styles, focusing centrally on the gayaki of Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan.
Shantanu has toured USA and Europe extensively and has to his credit several CD & cassette releases of khayal, thumri and bhajan, as well as his own music compositions on Yoga & Meditation. This is an excerpt from his performance at the West Bengal State Music Akademi Conference held at the Rabindra Sadan on 9th.January 2011. Accompanying him were Pandit Anando Gopal Bandopadhyay on Tabla and Rupashree Bhattacharya on Harmonium.