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
1993 - 1994 (1 year)