Soumalya Chakraborty born in a musical family initiated his early grooming of Hindustani Classical music on vocal from his father Shri Sajal Chakraborty .Later he took keen interest on Instrumental Music -Sitar being initially trained by Shri Harashankar Bhattacharya. After that he was fortunate to be the direct disciple of Sitar Maestro Pandit Kushal Das,torch bearer of Maihar Gharana which he has been continuing.
Apart from music, Soumalya also did well in his academic career.He is a graduate in accountancy.
Soumalya is a upcoming performer of India.He has performed throughout West Bengal and outside.He is a member of CCMA(Calcutta Cine Musicians Association).Besides being a complete Indian Classical sitar player Soumalya is equally capable of playing Bhajans,Semi classical Bengali and Hindi songs,Devotional songs and Rabindrasangeet.He has assisted many renouwned artists in recording.He is a regular artist in All India Radio.
- The Doverlane Music Conference, Periodical
- Performed at NCPA in Mumbai organized by ITC of Mumbai
- A prestigious concert by ‘Art of Living’ in Delhi
- Classical programme by Saltlake Cultural Association
- classical music programme ,Agarpara
- ITC Sangeet Research Academy Wednesday recital
- cultural programme organized by A NGO-Friends in Need
- Cultural Programme at Malda in collaboration with Picasso
- 17th Annual Cultural Programme organized by ‘Unmil’ at Ichapur
- Young talent conference at Kalakunj
- ‘Jalshaghar’ in Tara Music
Awards and achievements
- Got the title 'Sangeet Prabhakar' from prachin kala kendra chandigarh in 2009.
- Receiver of national scolarship from ministry of culture in 2006-2007.
- Graded 1st in all india radio competition in classical music in 2006 .
- Got the 'sangeet bisharad' title from prachin kala kendra chandigarh 1n 2005.
- Stood 2nd in dover lane music competition in indian classical instrumental music in 2001
- Stood 2nd in intercollegiate competition in 2001.
- Former scholar of itc, sangeet research academy.
- 'Surer Sandhay Music'----Ganashakti,9th January,2010
- 'Ganer Bhuvan Sandhyaraag'----Aajkal,2nd January,2010
- ‘Ankur Hall, P-5 Regent Estate; 6 p.m: All India Music Festival’s quarterly programme in memory of Malabika Kanan. April 11:Soumalya Chakraborty (sitar)’------The Telegraph,April 11,2009
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