The Wednesday Recital
Kasturi Bandopadhyay is the daughter of tabla maestro Pandit Ananda Gopal Bandopadhyay of the Banaras gharana. Kasturi was initiated into music at the age of four by Pandit K G Ginde and later learnt from Vidushi Subhra Guha. She was later inducted as a General Class student of ITC SRA, taking talim in khayal under Pandit Arun Bhaduri. She has been a scholar of the Academy since August 14, 2009 training under both Pandit Bhaduri and also Vidushi Girija Devi, from whom she learns Thumri and Dadra. She learns semi-classical forms from Vidushi Purnima Choudhuri too. This Wednesday Recital took place on March 10, 2010. Accompanying Kasturi were Soumen Sarkar on tabla and Jyoti Goho on harmonium.