Nilanjana was born into a family of musicians. That's one of the things that won't surprise you tonite. The other is the stature of her co-performers.
ITC Limited, in association with ITC Sangeet Research Academy, is organising a Hindustani vocal recital by Nilanjana Roy, on 18th November, at Ravindra Bharathi. Roy will be accompanied by Sandip Roychoudhury on the tabla and Rupashree Bhattacharya on the harmonium.
Nilanjana was born into a family of musicians, and so started learning the nuances of Hindustani classical music at a very early age, from her mother Jayanti Roy. Subsequently, she was trained by the noted vocalist Kumar Roy for 12 years. In 2002, she joined the ITC Sangeet Research Academy as a scholar under Pandit Ulhas Kashalkar of the Gwalior gharana, and is now a resident scholar.
She has won several music competitions in various cities, and also received the National Scholarship from the Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India, in 2002. Nilanjana has performed at the ITC Sangeet Sammelan in Raipur, Kolkata, Kanpur and Lucknow.
Sandip Kumar Roychoudhury hails from a family of musicians, and was initiated into tabla by his father, the late Abani Roychoudhury. He received further guidance from his uncle, Anil Roychoudhury, Professor of tabla, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata. He has also learned from Manik Pal, Radhakanta Nandy and Debnath Chakrabarty.
A Sangeet Prabhakar gold medalist, he is quite adept at accompanying both classical and commercial artistes, and has played with stalwarts of both the worlds with equal ease. A B-High graded artiste of the All India Radio and Doordarshan, he is currently a staff musician at the ITC Sangeet Research Academy.
Born into a family of musicians, Rupashree Bhattacharya was initially tutored in vocal music by her father, Durga Charan Bhattacharya. She later learnt from Ashit Bandopadhyay, Shipra Bose and Sanjoy Chakrabarty. In 1996, she became a scholar of the ITC Sangeet Research Academy under the tutelage of Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty. A graded artist of All India Radio, she is a faculty member of ITC Sangeet Research Academy, Kolkata.
ITC Limited established the prestigious ITC Sangeet Research Academy (ITC-SRA) in 1978 with the objective of preserving and promoting Hindustani Classical Music. ITC-SRA has played a major role in reviving and nurturing India's rich heritage of Hindustani Classical Music.
Please contact N P Raju at 98494-92050 for further details.