BISWAJIT ROY CHOWDHURY – One of today’s brilliant and serious exponents of Hindustani Classical Music, Biswajit Roy Chowdhury stands out not only for his singular commitment to music, but also for his conscious combination of all that is the best in the Indian musical tradition. Initially groomed in music by his father, he learnt Sarod from Pandit Indranil Bhattacharya in Kolkata and subsequently from Ustad Amjad Ali Khan in Delhi. He thus received training in both the major schools of Sarod-playing – Maihar and Gwalior.
He received advance training in music from legendary vocalist Pandit Mallikarjun Mansoor, and also learnt briefly from Vidushi Sumati Mutatkar and Pandit Balasahab Poochwale.
First as a student and then as a teacher, Shri Biswajit Roy Chowdhury has a long association with the Kendra. He has performed all over the country and abroad, and on radio and television. He has been honoured by the Government of France with its prestigious award of Chevalier de L’ordre des Arts et Letters in 2006.