Sounak Chattopadhyay [Kirana Gharana]
Sounak hails from a cultured and educated family of Bengal and learnt his alphabets in music from Smt. Leena Chakravarty. His long association with his gurus, the doyen of Kirana Gharana, Ustad Mashkoor Ali Khansahab and his younger brother Ustad Mubarak Ali Khansahab, brought out the sensitive musician in him. Sounak is today one of their most senior and successful disciple. He has travelled to the various corners of his country for his performances. Taking part in such concerts like - The Dover Lane music Conference (for young artists), Salt Lake Music festival (Kolkata), Swar Vilas (Vadodara), Omkarnath Thakur Music Conference (Bharuch), Kal Ke Kalakar (Mumbai), Swami Haridas Sangeet Sammelan (Mumbai), Swaranmayee Gurukul (Pune), DMCC Youth Festival (Mumbai) just to name a few.
He made his foreign debut in 2005. His UK visit in 2005 and 2006 was applauded spontaneously by the audience in a number of prestigious stages like Surdhwani Raga Festival, Tagore Center (London), Nehru Centre and many more. In 2006 he made his US debut, performing at Tenn. Tech Univ. Cookeville, ARCH, AAICM at NYC and Pragati Philadelphia among others.
Sounak topped in all major competitions that he took part in including Kal Ke Kalakar (Mumbai) and was also awarded the National scholarship by the Govt. of India in 2002 and the Gyana Pravaha Scholarship in 2006. He combines in him the rare talent and training of rendering Tagore songs and classical music maintaining the traditional authenticity of both. He is an empanelled artist of the ICCR for Hindustani vocal music and songs of Tagore and broadcasts regularly over the All India Radio Kolkata.
'Yojagandha', Baishnabghata Patuli Township,
Flat No. 3B, Block N/359, Kolkata - 700 094
West Bengal, India
Tel: 91-33-2462 1791
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