Indian classical singing in the khayal style of Bishnpur Gharana
Sunday 1 December @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Venue: The Tagore Centre UK, Alexandra Park Library, Alexandra Park Road, London N22 7UJ
Free, though donations are welcome.
On Sunday 1 December The Tagore Centre UK is proud to host SANJUKTA MITRA, who will be presenting a recital of Indian Classical singing in the Khayal style of Bishnpur Gharana, a style that seriously influenced Rabindranath Tagore’s music.
Sanjukta Mitra started her musical journey in North Indian
classical music at the very young age of 8 years old, under the guidance of
Srimati Seema Ghosh, in Kolkata.
She completed graduating Sangeet Prabhavar, from Allahabad at the age of 16, with a distinction and started training under the auspices of the eminent Guru, Pt. Santanu Bandyopadhyay of Bishnupur Gharana.
Under Guruji’s guidance, Sanjukta learnt several different techniques of beautification of Raags, exclusively pertinent to the only Bengal Gharana in India. In 2001, she completed Sangeet Visharad, from Chandigarh, with a gold medal, and stood first from the eastern part of India.
Sanjukta Mitra has performed in different parts of India, UK and Europe and has also trained young people and arranged various programmes to help them perform on different platforms.
Along with husband, Dr Prabir Kumar Mitra and a few other close friends, she has also been involved in promoting Indian Classical Music in the eastern parts of the UK, with the group Surbahar UK.
“Being a teacher of Mathematics in a secondary school in King’s Lynn and a mother of two at home, music still remains as an exclusive part of my busy life, that I consider to be the only mode of rejuvenation of my soul.”
We look forward to seeing you at the Centre.