Sarod virtuoso, Apratim Majumdar is the most thinking and creative Sarod Player, a composer of very special quality, and a brilliant performer. Born in 1978, in Kolkata, Apratim was initially tutored and groomed by Prof Rabin Ghosh, disciple of Ustad Alauddin Khan in strict discipline and style of Senia Maihar Gharana. He also received training from Shree Partho Sarothy, disciple of Ustad Dhyanesh Khan and Pandit Ravi Shankar. Presently he is under training of Dr. Pradip Kumar Chakraborty, one of the seniors most disciples of Pt. Ravi Shankar.
Apratim is an empaneled artist of Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), Govt. of India was awarded “SUR MANI” Title by Sur Singar Samsad (Mumbai). He is recipient of JADUBHATTA AWARD (Kolkata) and NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY AWARD (NEW YORK). At the moment, being one of the busiest artists, he is performing throughout India and regularly traveling on concert tour to Germany, France, Switzerland, Italy, Denmark, Austria, Netherlands and USA. He also has toured Peru and Bolivia in 2019.
They both want to explore and go beyond their musical creativity.
“Nowadays it’s important for us to be connected with other cultures as we are earth’s citizens. We want to share our heritage of musical traditions and associate them to new kind of thinking and music. We are looking for a place where we can experiment music with special installation and sound design. As well as mixing our universe with electronics and musical effects. We are interested to combine our creation with other kinds of arts (video mapping, dancer…) or artists. We have worked with Oriental music and European music, especially with French musicians and German musicians, we can offer and make bridges of both type of music with our music, collaboration of both style of music will create unique world music. We believe music comes from your heart, and our music is not written and fix, we improvise on the basic of raga (ascending and descending notes) which is covered with rhythmic cycle called taal frame. This is a reason why we can collaborate with any kind of music.
We are looking to meet audience to present our unique creation as well as our traditional repertoire. We do love to present our universe to kids as well as sharing the spiritual side of our music.”