Pritam Ghoshal, Sarod player
Pritam Ghoshal born in a musical family on 9th October 1978. Music is in his blood. He has received it as a gift hereditarily as his grandfather Late Shri Jaharlal Ghoshal used to play all the percussion instruments and he was a great singer during his days. He is survived by a number of disciples today. Pritam’s father (Shri Arun Kumar Ghoshal) and two Uncles (Shri Barun Kumar Ghoshal and Shri Arup Kumar Ghoshal) are also into music and they play Violin, Tabla and Vocal respectively.
Pritam’s first lesson of vocal started at the age of 14 when he literally got into music. He then came into contact with Shri Pranab Naha the disciple of the Great Sarod Maestro Pandit Radhika Mohan Moitra. He introduced Pritam to Sarod and taught the basic techniques of playing sarod. After the initial three years of “Talim” he was very fortunate to receive the blessings of the Great Sarod Maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan Sahab. In 1995 he accepted Pritam as his disciple. Now he (Pritam) is continuing his lessons from Ustad ji..
- Pritam’s first public performance was in Kolkata in 1999.
- He has performed for Eenadu TV (Urdu).
- He was invited to give performance as a guest artist at the Annual Programme of the organization Sankalp. On 18th February 2003
- he performed at India Habitat Centre the very prestigious stage in New Delhi.
- Pritam has performed at the prestigious stages in Kolkata too like Birla Academy, Birla Sabhaghar, Madhusudan Manch and Sisir Manch.
- He was invited to perform at the ITC Sangeet Sammelan, Mumbai.
- He has performed at the Delhi International Arts Festival (Youth Festival) in Delhi.
- He is fortunate to work with the Sufi exponent Dr. Madan Gopal Singh.
- He had performed in the countries like Switzerland, Italy and Germany.
- He was invited to participate for the Kleins Festival in Hanover, Germany.
- He has performed at the World Book Fair and India Festival in Frankfurt, Germany.
- He was invited to perform at Tehran in Iran on a 3 day music festival.
- He has recently performed at the prestigious “BOZAR” festival in Brussels, Belgium.
- He has composed music for the “VARSHAMANGAL” a dance choreography done by Sharmistha Mukherjee in Malhar festival of ICCR.