Suchismita & Debopriya
Suchismita & Debopriya are the only North Indian performing women flautists, born at Allahabad hail from a family of musicians. Their parents imparted early training of vocal music to them. Under the guidance of late Pandit Bholanath Prasanna, they received their initial flute training at Allahabad. Belonging to a family of musicians they were later inspired to, and have had the priviledge of being disciples of the great flautist "Padmavibhushan" Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia.
They completed their D.M. (Docenten Musicus) and U.M. (Uitvoerend Musicus) with distinction from the "Rotterdam’s World Music Conservatory", (Holland) in the year 1997-1998. They also studied western classical music apart from their main subject flute.
They completed their “Sangeet Prabhakar” (Bachelor of music.) from Prayag Sangeet Samiti – Allahabad, in the year 2000-2001.
They have completed the “Sangeet Pravin” (Master of music) from Prayag Sangeet Samiti - Allahabad, in the year 2004-2005, and topped the list of successful candidates.
They are graded artists of "Aakashwani" (Mumbai Kendra).
Performances and Acheivements:
- They have been performing at various music conferences and soirees in india as well as abroad.
- The Dover Lane Music Conference, Kolkata
- Savai Gandharva Music Festival, Pune
- Saptak music festival- Ahmedabad
- Kal Ke Kalakar
- Shiv Ratri Mahotsav (Durga Mandir) Varanasi
- Saath Saath (Mumbai)
- Swami Haridas Sangeet Sammelan
- Sur Darwaze Par (noida)
Their first individual performance at Bombay was the prestigious music conference "Sampoorna Yugal Sangeet Ratri" on the 7th of Jan 1995, which was telecast on National Hook up, which earned them name and appreciation from connoisseurs of Indian Classical music.
In Jan 2003 they had a chain of concerts in the music hub Kolkata, where they gained vital experience and appreciation from the knowledgeable listeners and musicians.
- "Nuffic" Scholarship from Indian Embassy (Holland) Year 1996-1998.
- National scholarship from the department of culture (Govt. of India) for the year 2001-2003.
- Scholarship from “Vrindaban Gurukul” for the year 2000-2001.
Awards and Achievements:
- Sur Mani Award 2001.
- Sangeet Natak Academy Award 2008 " Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar "
- Sangeet prabhakar(gold medalist)
- Sangeet pravin (gold medalist)
Their latest release is a commercial CD “Guru Shishya” released by “Sense World Music”
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