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Partha Mukherjee

Partha Sarathi Mukherjee is a divinely gifted tabla exponent and a versatile musician is today the foremost disciple of the legendary tabla maestro and doyen of Benaras Gharana Lt. Padmabhusan Pandit Samta Prasadji, ably living up to his teacher's illustrious name. He initially trained under the expert guidance of hismfather Late Shr i Ashok Kumar Mukherjee who was himself a disciple of Panditji. He has toured extensively, enthralling audiences with his mastery within India and abroad while performing in major festivals. In association with internationally renowned artists like Pandit Budhaditya Mukherjee, Smt. Shubha Mudgal, Begum Parveen Sultana, Shruti Sadolikar, Ustad Shahid Parvez, Ustad Shujaat Khan, Pandit Rajan and Sajan Mishra, Smt. Laxmi Shankar, Smt. Malini Rajurkar, Pt. Ronu Majumdar, Ustad Nishat Khan, Ustad Imrat Khan, etc. Partha Sarathi's brilliance has earned him many accolades. His prolific work includes playing authentic traditional solo Tabla, performing with classical Indian artists (dancers and musicians), Middle Eastern musicians and composers of great repute and collaborating with western Jazz musicians. He has worked with composer Ross Daly (Greece) in several performances across Europe and also in the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Athens in August 2004. He has associated with Flamenco Guitarist Eduardo Niebla (Spain), Double Bass player Achim Tang (Austria), Jazz Giutarist Giorgio Serci (Sardinia, Italy), Percussionist Ronny Barrac (Lebanon) & Composer Flautist Deepak Ram (South Africa/USA) to name just a few. He has collaborated with Ms. Anurekha Ghosh (Distinguished choreographer and Kathak exponent based in UK) in developing a unique musical conversation with contemporary and classical Kathak dance. He has composed several thematic abstract rhythmic scores for Anurekha Ghosh & Company's choreographic productions and recently one of the pieces entitled 'Illusion' and 'NOOR' has been received to critical acclaim by the press, connoisseurs and musicians in UK, Europe, Pakistan and India.

Achievements:

Some of his crowning achievements have been:

    Securing First position in:
  • "Swar Sadhana Mandir"; Bombay
  • "Abhinav Kala Samaj"; Indore
  • "All India Radio Music Competition"; New Delhi

Performing and establishing himself as a renowned soloist at the festivals
of:

  • "Mehfil"; Nagpur
  • Arambh" of "Ustad Allauddin Khan Sangeet Academy"; Bhopal
  • "Udiyaman" of "Anhad" Bharat Bhawan; Bhopal
  • "Vishnu Digambar Jayanti Samaroha" of "Gandharva Mahavidyalaya"; New Delhi
  • All India Radio Sangeet Sammelan; Bombay
  • Gandharva Mahavidyalaya; Baroda
  • Indian Peoples Theatre; Chandigarh
  • Golden Jubilee of Gandharva Mahavidyalaya; New Delhi
  • Doverlane Music conference; Calcutta
  • Indian Music Group, St. Xavier College; Bombay
  • Pt. Ram Marathe Smriti Samaroha; Thane
  • Pt. V G Jog 75th anniversary festival; Calcutta
  • Swami Vivekananda anniversary festival; Calcutta
  • Master Dinanath Mangeshkar Music festival; Goa
  • West Bengal State Music Academy festival; Calcutta
  • Sutanati Music festival; Calcutta
  • Sawai Gandharva; Pune
  • Sankat Mochan Festival, Varanasi
  • Ganga Mahotsava, Varanasi
  • Lucknow Mahotsava, Lucknow

Major Global Performances:

Partha Sarathi has toured extensively in U.K. and abroad. Some of his more notable venues
have been the:

  1. International Music Festival; Venice {Italy}
  2. Theatro Coloseo; Rome & Torino {Italy}
  3. Adelaide International Music Festival; Adelaide {Australia}
  4. Sydney Opera House; Sydney {Australia}
  5. Bath International Festival of Music; Bath {U.K.}
  6. House of Commons; London {U.K.}
  7. Spital Fields International Music Festival; London {U.K.}
  8. 21st International Music Festival; Estoril {Portugal}
  9. Birmingham Conservatoire; Birmingham {U.K.}
  10. South Bank Arts Centre; London {U.K.}
  11. Kufa Gallery; London {U.K.}
  12. The "Heritage of Indian Percussion" organized by "Taal-Rythms of India" Phoenix Arts Centre;Leicester {U.K.}
  13. Leeds International Music Festival; Leeds {U.K.}
  14. Guildhall School of Music & drama; London {U.K.}
  15. Mananan Festival; Isle of Man {U.K.}
  16. Les Courmetts Music Festival; Nice {France}
  17. Sabras Radio; Leicester {U.K.}
  18. Sacred Music Festival, Fez, Morocco
  19. RagaMala Calgary, Canada
  20. Ragamala Edmonton, Canada
  21. Indian Music Society Victoria (BC), Canada
  22. University Of Saskatchewan, Virasat Foundation Surrey, Canada
  23. Simon Fraser University Vancouver, Canada
  24. Vancouver Island Music Festival, Canada
  25. Basant Bahar (San Jose) USA

More global performances:

The countries and places where Partha Sarathi has performed are:
Italy
Torino,Reggio-Emilia,
Venice,Gorizia,Buia,Verona,Bo
logna,Milan, Rome, Florence
United Kingdom
London, Bath, Leicester,
Birmingham,
Glasgow,Ambleside,Bradford,
Totnes, Stamford, Colchester,
Leeds, Wolverhampton,
Nuneaton, Portsmouth,
Harpendon, Southampton,
Oxford, Liverpool,
Skelmersdale, Oldham, Stokeon-
Trent, Isle-of-Man,
Shrewsbury, Nottingham,
Coventry, Sheffield
Darbar Festival in UK
Germany
Engen, Darmstad, Ingolstad,
Munster, Berlin, Leipzig,
Cologne, Rudolstadt, Munich
Portugal
Estoril, Loures
Singapore
Singapore
Australia
Darwin, Cairns, Macay, Perth,
Armidale, Rockhampton,
Brisbane, Townsville,
Canberra, Sydney, Bendigo,
Geelong, Melbourne, Adelaide
France
Paris, Nice, Lille, Calais,
Coraze, Rouen
Norway
Oslo
Ireland
Dublin, Sligo, Belfast
Belgium
Brussels, Brugges, Leige
Rotterdam, Utrecht,
Oosterbeek, Dordrecht,
Arnhem
Spain
Gerona, Sitges, Calonge,
Malaga, Las Palmas
Sweden
Lulea, Kristianstad
Finland
Helsinki, Turku
Estonia
Tallinn
South Africa
Johannesburg, Cape Town
Canada
Toronto, Montreal, Laval,
Quebec, Vancouver
USA
New York, Washington, Los
Angeles
Tunisia
Tunis
Greece
Crete
Israel
Tel-Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa
Morocco
Fez
Hungary
Budapest
Switzerland
Winterthur, Avarona, Basel

Recordings:

Partha Sarathi has also featured in many CD's and cassettes with renowned artists like Pt. Budhaditya Mukherjee, Ustad Shahid Parvez, Smt. Shruti Sadolikar and Pt. Ashok Roy, Smt. Laxmi Shankar, Pandit Ronu Majumdar and his Tabla solo. He has been a regular artist for 'All India Radio and TV' since 1986.

Contact Details

Partha Sarathi Mukherjee
C-101 Sector-11 CBD-Belapur
Navi Mumbai 400614
India