Anindya Banerjee

Anindya Banerjee

Anindya Banerjee represents the Senia Maihar Gharana and is one of the most scholarly and leading sarode players of present generations in India.
Recognised for his "delicacy mixed with dexterity" Anindya brings a "distinctive touch and refreshing approach to his music". Anindya Baneljee's style of presentation is heavily influenced by traditional styles of sarod playing. He has successfully integrated Rabab, Sursringar and Veena elements into his style. He prefers to play often rare ragas and compositions. He has made a special effort to collect old compositions and has done research in the repertoires of many old masters of instrumental and vocal masters.

Born in 1958,son of noted vocalist Srimati Aradhana Baneljee(Disciple of Ustad Sagir Khan of Rampur and Pandit Chinmoy Lahiri) Anindya started learning sarode in 1968 at the Ali Akbar College of Music,Kolkata,receiving trainings from Shree Dhyanesh Khan,Shree Aashis khan,Ustad Bahadur Khan,Pandit Nikhil Banerjee and Ustad Ali Akbar Khan.At present he is receiving advanced training in the "Gurukul"system from Ustad Ali Akbar Khan.

Anindya Banerjee has performed all over the world and has also composed music for theatres,documentary films and ballet. For a number of years, Anindya Banerjee was music critic for The Telegraph and The Statesman,leading Calcutta dailies. He still writes on music,musicians and musicology. Apart from the sarode he plays the ancient and almost extinct instrument the SURSRINGAR and his attempt to revitalize this noble instrument has received praise from many quarters.

He has received Senior Fellowship in Hindusthani Instrumental Music from Ministry of Culture in 2002.