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the Sangeet 2000 instrumental workshops are for any instrumentalists who would like to incorporate Hindusthani music into their repertoire of musical languages. Although walk-ins are most welcome, we would like to develop a group cohesion through practicing shared material, which we may eventually perform together.
Introducing The Sitar Master Sri Indrajit Barerjee. Here Indrajit is tuning and tweaking Peter Cutchey's Radha Krishna Sharma sitar.
The CV of a true master musician always makes for interesting reading, and Indrajit Banerjee's in no exception. Not mentioned in the CV is the fact that he has also appeared in concerts and performed with many international stars and celebrities - among them the well known artist, Sting. Indajit's CV appears below the photo.
Born in 1965 to a family of renowned musicians, sitarji Indrajit Banerjee inherited his remarkable musical talent from his sitarist mother who was a disciple of the late genius, Pandit Nikhil Banerjee.
Indrajit first began performing publicly as a child prodigy, and is currently under the tutelage of Pandit Kartick Kumar, an eminent disciple of Pandit Ravi Shankar.
Coming from the rich heritage of the Senia gharana, he is able to astound both lay music lovers and connoisseurs with his unique depth, genius, and fluent poetic style.
His sweet, lyrical, musical eloquence blends with his sophisticated aesthetic sense in a distinct manner which both charms and tugs at the heartstrings of the soul.
Some the many awards gained by Indrajit are the 'Gokukl Nag Memorial Gold Medal' in 1987 (Bengal) and 'Sura-Mani' by Sur-Singer-Samsad (Bombay) 1990.
He is an 'A-grade' artist of Indian Radio and Television and also an approved artist of I.C.C.R.
His performance in a plethora of music festivals, concerts and gatherings in both India and internationally have been highly applauded and won him word-wide acclaim. Highlights among the many events Indrajit was invited to and performed at are: the 'Summer Festival' (U.K. 1994), 'The Festival of Performing Arts (Beirut, 1994), 'Bath Festival (U.K. 1995), 'Martinique-India Festival (East Indies, 1992), and 'Theatre De LA Ville (Paris, 1996). He has also broadcasted from the B.B.C., Radio NDT (Germany), Monte Carlo Radio, and Asia TV.
Indrajit, an artist of many dimensions, is also a graduate of arts from the University of Calcutta.
Critics acclaim "...although in years he is relatively young, he proved himself very mature in his sitar recital. Indrajit Banerjee left an impression of a strong foundation and hard practice in his performance" (Sananda Journal, India).