The Wednesday Recital
Born on 15th November 1991, Paramananda Roy was initiated into music by his father and eminent flautist, Pandit Gopal Roy, descendant of Pandit Pannalal Ghosh gharana, popularly known as Panna babu's gharana; from whom he received extensive taleem for over 19 years and continues to be guided by him. He has learnt a specific fingering technique which was first applied by Pandit Gour Goswami who learnt it from legendary sarodiya and multi-instrumentalist Baba Alauddin Khan. Academically bright Paramananda has topped the instrumental department of Rabindra Bharati University in both B.A. and M.A. He has also received the Nikhil Banerjee and Nirod Boron memorial award presented by Rabindra Bharati University. He is a direct 'B-High' grade artiste of All India Radio since 2013 and has performed extensively in Kolkata and outside West Bengal. A few of these performances include the Inter University Youth Festival, where he represented Rabindra Bharati University's department of instrumental music, once at Kalyani University in 2013 and the second time at Kurukshetra University in 2014. He has also performed at the Flute Lover's Association, 2014 which is an organisation established by Late Pandit Debaprasad Bandopadhyay . He joined ITC SRA as a Scholar in March 2016, where he is training under Guru Pandit Partha Chatterjee.