Supriyo Dutta: A Young and Talented North Indian Hindustani Classical Vocalist of Indore Gharana - WBRi Feature

Supriyo Dutta
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Washington, DC, Jan 15, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) SUPRIYO DUTTA was born to Shri Tapas Dutta and Smt. Soma Dutta in a Bengali family. His vocal music training started from the very early age of five years solely on the interest of his mother. At the age of fourteen he started training with Shri Bidhan Mitra which changed his attitude towards life and developed in Supriyo a keen interest in Indian Classical Music.

Later Supriyo was guided and trained by Late Pandit Ramkrishna Bose of Indore Gharana as a National scholar in HindustaniVocal Classical Music. Supriyo has already performed in various reputed concerts in India and abroad. He has graduated with a Master's degree in Arts as the Gold Medalist (1st class -1st ) from Rabindra Bharati University in his field of Vocal Classical Music( Kheyal ).

Supriyo DuttaSupriyo is groomed not only as a performer in Hindustani vocal classical music but also as an established teacher on this field. He is training students not only in vocal music but also in various different musical instruments where he is teaching to play proper Hindustani Classical Music. He is even attached to an institution where he is training almost 1000 students & holds workshop classes whenever he is touring abroad for performances.

His versatility not only ends in Pure Classical Music but also in Semi - Classicals like Thumri, Bhajan, Raagpradhan, etc. He has given a number of such performances onstage as well as in television channels; also performed as a playback singer in a couple of Title Music under reputed Music Directors.  In recent times he is also working on the idea of blending rock/jazz/funky western grooves with hard core Indian Classical Music. These performances are receiving overwhelmed responses from audience and media in recent times .

Few Achievements :

  • Awarded scholarship twice from Rabindra Bharati University ( during B.A. 2nd Year 2003 & M.A. 2nd Year 2006 )
  • PRASUN BANDOPADHYA MEMORIAL AWARD 2003 - best performer award in INDIAN CLASSICAL MUSIC YOUNG TALENTS CONFERENCE
  • NATIONAL YOUTH FESTIVAL ( MRIGNAYANI UNIFEST 2004 - GWALIOR )
  •     Adjudged as NATIONAL SCHOLAR- GOVT. OF INDIA; MINISTRY OF CULTURE, 2005
  • Represented West Bengal as Vocal Classical performer in NATIONAL INTEGRATION CAMP - 2005 ( KERELA )
  • Awarded Gold Medal by the H’onble Governor of West Bengal for achieving 1st position in M.A. ( Indian classical music )
  • Awarded Gold Medal ( 1st Position ) from Sarbobharati Sangeet-O-Sanskriti Parishad.- 2007
  • Supriyo is also an empanelled Hindustani vocal classical artist of Indian Council for Cultural Relations ( ICCR ) - 2010

To learn more about Supriyo Dutta, visit his official web-site. Supriyo can be reached at 106 , Brahma Samaj Road, Kolkata - 700034; Telephone +91-9433993918 / +91-9433433267; e-mail vocalistsupriyo [at] musician [dot] org.

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