Purbayan Chatterjee

Purbayan Chatterjee

Purbayan has established himself as one of the brightest stars of the younger generation of Indian classical musicians. He belongs to the Senia Maihar Gharana founded by Ustad Allauddin Khan and he carries the rich legacy of the great sitar maestro Pandit Nikhil Banerjee.

Purbayan started his training with his father Sri Parthapratim Chatterjee, a senior disciple of Pandit Nikhil Banerjee and Ustad  Ali Akbar Khan. He is currently receiving talim (training and instruction) from Ustad Ali Akbar Khan.

Purbayan combines amazing virtuosity with mature lyricism, reflecting the style of Pandit Nikhil Banerjee in depth, discipline, and exuberance. His style is an interesting mix of the vocal traditions of dhraupad and khyal, and evidence of that is seen in his balanced and fine technique between both the right and left hands; the left produces fine glissandi by deflecting the string across the frets and is matched in the power of the mizrab (plectrum) on the right index finger plucking the strings.


Pandit Anindo Chatterjee is one of the most eminent tabla maestros playing today. Initially inspired by his uncle, Pandit Biswanth Chatterjee, Anindo became a disciple of the legendary Pandit Gyan Prakash Ghosh. He has established himself as a fine soloist as well as an accompanist, with wide experience, a deep knowledge of compositions, great depth and virtuosity.