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Sandip Chatterjee
Influences: India , Asian , Mediterranean
Genres: north indian classical music -instrumental
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Dear friends, Performing at Mihar Music festival in INDIA in Madhya Pradesh... which is considerd as one of the most prestigious music festivals in India as on 28th April 2013. more
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About: Concert at Grenoble France
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About: With Instrument
Photo by: Sandip Chatterjee
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As a Santoor player, Sandip Chatterjee, manifested his strong affinity towards music at the age of eight. He was accepted as a pupil by the eminent Santoor player Pandit Tarun Bhattacharya in the year 1980. He is also taking taleem of “Ragdari” and “Layakari” from vocal maestro Pandit Ajay Chakraborty last eleven years. After formal talim in pursuit of Proficiency of the highest order in Raga , Taal and laya, Sandip, an honors graduate in commerce from Calcutta University , has been consolidating his knowledge with emotion , dedication and creativity, under the able guidance of his gurus .

Instead of a regular performer for All India Radio and Calcutta Doordarshan, Sandip has successfully performed in many major music conferences and festivals all over India ,and toured abroad for music concerts and lecture demonstrations in the country like England , Germany , Holland , Italy , Belgium , France, Austria , Jordan , Malaysia , Morocco, Brunei , Singapore etc .

International work in world Music Category

1. 2001, In Germany he has worked with a famous Jazz Group of Berlin named " NUOKOLLIN JAZZ ORCHESTRA" . 2. 2003 ,He has collaborated with famous Jazz guitarist Mr. Guy Strazzullo of Australia.Guy Strazz came India ( Kolkata) with his invitation,and the production recorded in Kolkta and together formed a Band “CALCUTTA EXPRESS” .This recording has been released from ‘Underscore Records” in India and “Talpopies Records” from Australia . “Calcutta Express” has been nominated as a finalist in the Indo Acoustic Project’s “ Best CDs of 2006” awards in the World Music category . 3. 2007,He has collaborated with famous Saxophonist Claudio Gigillio and Afro Cuban percussionist Fulvio Farkas in Italy. Together they created a band “SHANTI’ and performed in several Jazz festival in Italy. SHANTI has been recorded and released by World Space Records in Italy and in Indian from Sagar Music in the name of “RAGA in ROME”

4. 2009 He collaborated with famous Swedish Saxophone Player Elin Lersson in the name of “EMOTION” and the production recorded in Kolkata .

He has performed in many TV Channels and TV serials and also worked with famous music directors of India like A.R Rahman , Rabindra Jain , V. Balsara , Jatin Lalit, Sanjay Leela Vanshali, etc . He has many CD’s and Cassettes to his credit ( Mangal Dhwani, Summer Rain , Shanti, Shringar , Dharohar-2, Clacutta Express , Raga in Rome, The Beginning) .Having presented his recitals , a number of times before the audience with overwhelming success in India and abroad and receiver of the prestigious President of India Award , Jadubhatta Award, kalaratna Award Sandip has been acclaimed by the connoisseurs as one of the most talented and established Santoor player in India.