- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+
- Teaching since:
- January 1996
Purbayan Chatterjee is one of the topmost sitar maestros of the world which belongs to the Senia Maihar Gharana founded by Baba Alauddin Khan.
His gurus are his father Pt.Parthapratim Chatterjee, Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, vocal training from Pt. Ajay Chakraborty and training in table from Pt. Arindo Chatterjee.
He is a recipient of Indian president awards, Aditya Vikram Birla award, Rotary international award and many other prestigious awards.
Purbayan's music is inspired by the sound of Pt. Nikhil Banerjee
His music combines the tone and richness of the Nikhil Banerjee style and a contemporary touch of his own urbane sensitivity
Has conceptualised the ground-breaking project Shastriya Syndicate - the first Indian Classical Band - Indian Classical band with a contemporary touch, which has performed the world over... The album "Lehar" released by Times Music in 2008 has remained the best-seller for a year and a half.
Purbayan regularly collaborates with the like of Shankar Mahadevan, Ustad Zakir Hussain and the jazz legend Pat Metheny.
Purbayan has several international albums to his credit, apart from many classical albums from top record labels of the world. His album “Leher” and “Stringstruck” are awarded and on the charts.
Today he is one of the most sought-after musicians in the country and a global ambassador for Indian classical music.