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Sandip Chatterjee

Professional Musician - Santoor Exponant

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Kolkata, India

Sandip Chatterjee, a disciple of Pandit Tarun Bhattacharya and vocal maestro Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty, is a rich and accomplished Santoor player of our time. He has been heralded as the torch bearer of two Gharanas at the same time – MAIHAR and PATIALA .

With his magical strokes over strings , He makes his melody speak. A deep rooted explorer in himself , has helped him give a dynamic approach to his playing style with one hand. Where he uses his left hand to lift the strings ( Plucking Chikari ) to play the Alap, Jod and Jhalla there by creating an ineffable resonance .

Embroidering the silk with stitches , Sandip’s music has also thickly embroidered innumerable years by reaching out to a greater world. Sandip has been extensively performing in many music festivals and concerts all around the globe . And, he has also collaborated with many overseas musicians across genres such as Jazz, Rock, Contemporary and Fusion.
The musical talent and virtuosity exhibited by Sandip over the years have been noted through his albums which range up to 21 in number.
His expertise has also been utilized by renowned music directors like A.R.Rahaman, Jatin Lalit, Gulsan Kumar, Rabindra Jain, Pt.V.Balsara etc.
His ethnic aesthetics had also won him many awards and laurels such as
, “President of India Award”, “Jadubhatta Award”, “Sangeeth Ratna Award”“ Abhinaba Kala Sanman” etc.


Official Website: www.santoorplayer.com

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Indian Classical Santoor player,Composer and Music Arranger

Santoor  |  Kolkata, India

May, 1980 - Present

International work in world Music Category

1) 2001, In Germany he has worked with a famous Jazz Group of Berlin named " NUOKOLLIN JAZZ ORCHESTRA" .

2) 2003 ,He has collaborated with famous Jazz guitarist Mr. Guy Strazzullo of Australia.Guy Strazz came India ( Kolkata) with his invitation,and the production recorded in Kolkta and togetherformed a Band “CALCUTTA EXPRESS” .This recording has been released from ‘Underscore Records” in India and Australia . “Calcutta Express” has been nominated as a finalist in the Indo Acoustic Project’s “ Best CDs of 2006” awards in the World Music category .

3) 2005, He has collaborated with a famous Piano player Genevan Wong and Antaras Kit Lee (Violin and Mandolin) in Malaysia. Their production “KAUIN’ has been very much appreciated in Malaysia and Brunei.

4) 2007,He has collaborated with famous Saxophonist Claudio Gigillio and Afro Cuban percussionist Fulvio Farkas in Italy. Together they created a band “SHANTI’ and performed in several Jazz festival in Italy. SHANTI has been recorded and released by World Space Records in Italy and in Indian from Sagar Music in the name of “RAGA in ROME”

5) 2009 He collaborated with famous Swedish saxophone Player Elin Larsson in the name of “EMOTION” and the production recorded in Kolkata.
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Vivekananda Institution-India

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1993 - 1994 (1 year)

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