Anirban Bhattacharyya

Hindustani Classical Vocal    Kolkata

Anirban Bhattacharya is a Hindustani classical vocalist of the Patiala tradition and a junior ethnomusicologist from Kolkata. A senior disciple of Padmashree Ajoy Chakraborty, Anirban aims to break the boundaries between different performance traditions and create a unique space for him. A President of India Gold and Silver Medalist from All India Radio in Khyal and Thumri, and Champion in Thumri from State Music Academy in 2010, Anirban is also a National Scholar in Rabindra Sangeet and has had the opportunity of learning from and performing with the legendary Kathak maestro Padma Vibhushan Birju Maharaj all over India and abroad. Anirban has been invited to perform in some of the most prestigious festivals in UK including Darbar Festival and Dartington Festival. Anirban has extensively toured USA, UK, South Africa, Malaysia, and Bangladesh and has had the privilege of performing at the Royal Albert Hall in London along with Shankar Mahadevan. Anirban is presently a PhD Scholar from Shiv Nadar University and his academic research on music focuses on the Musicological works of Raja Sir Sourindro Mohun Tagore from Calcutta and Bandish Thumri of Lucknow.