Debasis Chakroborty

Early years:

One  of India’s foremost Indian Classical Guitar players,  Debasis was  groomed in the atmosphere of music from childhood. He began  learning  guitar from his father Shri Madhusudan Chakroborty in early  childhood  and later he took guidance from Pt. Barun Kumar Pal and Pt. Jotin  Bhattacharya. His quest for learning the intricacies of   guitar techniques and its aesthetical appeal inspired him to become a   disciple of the guitar maestro Pandit Brij Bhushan Kabra in the traditional Guru Sishya Parampara of the Senia - Maihar Gharana. 

His Repertoire:

Debasis's style of playing combines both Gayaki(Vocal) and Tantrakari (Instrumental) 'Angs' (genres).  He is following the oldest   style of playing Sitar, Sarod and Veena with his modified Guitar, which   has its beautiful tecnical virtuosity and three octaves advantage.His   purity of style, uniqueness of imagination and total absorption with   melody make his recital enchanting. He is equally adept with light   classical compositions and folk styles of rendering.


 He   is an “A” grade artiste of All India Radio and Television in both   Hindustani classical and light music. He is an empanelled artiste of  the  Indian Council of Cultural Relations under the Ministry of external   affairs, Govt. of India.  He is working as Associate Professor in the   Department of Visual and Performing Art, Mangalayatan University,   Aligarh. He has been invited several times to different world renowned   Institutions as  visitor including  Monash University,   Melbourne-Australia and California State University, Fresno,USA. 

Achievements / Honours & Major Performances


 Receipient of “Kala-Bhushan” award from Dr. B.R.Ambedkar University, Agra.

 Receipient of “Swar-Mani” award from Braj Lalit Kala Manch and Bharat Sevashram Sangh, Vrindavan.

 Associate Professor(Instrumental music), Mangalayatan University, Aligarh.

 “National Programme” & Akashvani Sangeet Sammelan, Doordarshan (TV) and Akashvani (All India Radio)

 HCL Concert Series at Indian Habitat Centre – New Delhi

 Classical Music Conference – West Bengal State Music Academy.

 “Varanasi Music Festival” – Varanasi

 “Gangotsav”- A prestigious music festival organized by the Ministry of Tourism& Youth Cultural Department, Govt. of West Bengal.

 “Ustad Allauddin Kahn Music Conference” – Jointly organized by Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre , Indian Museum & Baba Allauddin Memorial Committee.

 “Vishva Bharati”, Santiniketan

 “Ustad Bhadur Khan music conference”

 “Rama Krishna Misson” – New Delhi & Belur Math.

 Rajasthan Sangeet Natak Academy.

 Chakradhar Music Festival, Raigarh

 Annual Classical Conference Org. by Uttarpara Sangeet Chakra.

 “Surajkund Festival” organized by Haryana Tourism

 Taj Mahotsava – 2006, Agra

 Performed in the 27th International Congress on Music Education at Kualalampur, Malaysia and Singapore, 2006.

 Radhika Mohan Maitra Music Conference, 2008,Kolkata

 Performed in the 28th International Congress on Music Education at Bologna, Italy, 2008.

 Invited by Monash University,Melbourne, Australia as visiting academic faculty.

 Invited to perform at 29th World conference on Music Education at Beijing, China.

 Performed at WFMT2011 world conference at Seoul, Korea, July, 2011.

 Performed in Illawara folk Festival & Melbourne International Jazz Festival, 2015.

Performed in Japan,2017.

Performed in Houston, Austin and California, 2017.

Conducted Classical Guitar workshop at   California State University, Fresno, 2017.

 Performed in many other prestigious music conferences throughout the country & abroad and enthralling the audiences by his brilliant performances.

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