Subrata De of Jamshedpur was initiated in the art of playing Hindustani Classical Music - Sitar at the tender age of seven under the guidance of Sri.Amarjeet Singh of Jamshedpur and later on obtained training from Suramani Bauri Bandhu Sethi of Bhubaneswar, from where he has imbibed the essential elements of Sitar with great devotion and after 10 years he placed himself in the hands of Sitar Maestro Pandit Mani Lal Nag of Calcutta of Bishnupur Gharana , with strict discipline and sincerity , to learn extensively the Dhrupad and Gayeki Style , Tankari , Alapang , Gatkari etc. of Bishnupur Gharana and now has become an accomplished sitar player.
As a professional artist, he has been awarded Sangeet Praveen by Prayag Sangeet Samiti, Allahabad and Sangeet Bhaskar by Pracheen Kala Kendra, Chandigarh. Also he has received National Scholarship from Govt. of India Ministry of HRD, Dept. of Culture and he has been selected by Indian Council for Cultural Relation for their panel of Musician. He has been associated with All India Radio as a graded artist since 1990. He has been selected by Sahitya Kala Parishad -New Delhi to perform in Yuva-Mahotsova’ 98. The release of few audio cassettes & CD’s like Meditation de la India, from PERU, GANGA’ Journey called life, from HMV- SAREGAMA, Shrui, In Search, Swaranjali, WATER INFURY, SARANG from Bihaan Music - Kolkata, Universe In U, ... Also created a milestone in his musical career
He has given numerous performance in various International & major festivals all over India and many countries in abroad namely, Switzerland, Finland, Estonia, Cuba, Brazil, Panama, Guatemala , Mexico , South Africa, Reunion ,Mascut, Bahrain, Doha, Argentina , Chile , Nicaragua , Peru , Columbia , Venezuela , Costa Rica , Paraguay , U.S.A, Armenia, Austria, Holland Germany, Sweden , Ireland, Denmark, Italy, South Korea , Hong Kong ,London as a Solo and an Accompanist and also he dedicated himself to extend and create an environment of Classical Music in rural areas of India and in abroad with leading organizations and eminent dancers. Apart from this, he has been associated with media & various cultural organizations as a sitarist & cultural coordinator.
At presents he is working as a sitar Teacher cum Performer at Indian Cultural Centre Bangkok. Recently he has performed in Rhythm of Earth World Music Festival, 2010 in Bangkok.
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