Partha Pratim Roy - Indian Classical Instrumental Sitar | Exclusive Interview and Performances

Partha Pratim Roy - North Indian Classical Sitar
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An upcoming sitar player, Partha Pratim Roy started learning the Art and Musicology of Sitar playing from Prof. Devi Prasad Chatterjee from the age of five, thereafter from Prof. Nihar Bindu Chowdhury and from Sangitacharya Ajay Sinha Roy. Listen to performances from a few Indian classical Ragas on Washington Bangla Radio on-demand service by pressing the play button on the audio player above.

Partha also took lessons in intricacies of Indian rhythm from Prof. Anil Palit.

Subhomoy Mukherjee of Washington Bangla Radio talks to Partha in an exclusive interview video.

Performances in India

An M.Mus in sitar with first class Partha had performed in many musical soirees of India from his very childhood:

  • Children Music Competition.
  • Youth Festival.
  • Suro Bharati Competition.
  • Young Talents.
  • Gita Music Conference.
  • North Calcutta Music conference.
  • Concerts in German Consulates.   
  • Haldia Music Conference
  • India International Center (New Delhi)
  • ELDECO, Lucknow
  • Ramkrisna Mission , Luckhnow
  • Sanlaap
  • The Bol Tal
  • Sahitya & Sangeet kala Parishad, Chattishgarh
  • Srijan Ganga
  • Neheru Center
  • Nista Sangeet parishad, Bhillai

Performances Abroad

  • BANGLADESH through ICCR in 1996.
  • Toured SPAIN for programs and workshops in 1997.
  • Went to JAPAN as a composer~ invited by ASIAN WIND  in 1999.
  • Toured SPAIN,  BELGIUM and HOLLAND for programs  and workshops in 2000.

Recent Performance Abroad

  • Toured GERMANY, SPAIN, BELGIUM & NETHERLAND from January 2009 to April 2009
  • Performed in Town Hall of  “Barcelona” on 8th February 2009
  • Performed in the Fund Raising Programme of AASARA on 13th March 2009
  • Live Radio Interview on “Radio Cataluniya” on 24th March 2009
  • Live Television Telecast on 24th January 2009 at Albrez
  • Conducted workshops in Berlin , Frankfurt, Barcelona, Madrid and Leon


  • Best Instrumentalist Award from I.I.T(Madras)-1987.
  • Award from West Bengal State Music Competition-1990-1991.
  • Finalist award from Ravi Kichlu Foundation organized by Gramaphone Company of India.
  • Awarded by Rabindra Bharati Society, Rabindra Bharati University.


  • An empaneled Artist of Song and Drama Division, Govt.of India.
  • An empaneled Artist of The Directorate of Culture,state of M.P.
  • An empaneled sitarist of Information and Cultural Affairs,state of W.B.
  • All India Radio and Doordarshan(T.V).
  • Artist of Calcutta Cine Music Association.
  • Empaneled artist of Eastern Zonal Cultural Center (EZCC)
  • Empaneled artist of Center for Cultural Resources and Training, (New Delhi)


  • Composed Musical Ballet “SAKUNTALA” for Kalidas Festival,M.P.
  • Composed Musical Ballet “UNITY AMIDST DIVERSITY” with Guru Pt.Omprakash Maharaj.
  • Worked in Orchestra,CDs of Ananda Shankar.
  • Orchestra of V.Balsara in the opening ceremony of “Vishwa Banga Sammelan”(world bengalee association).
  • Arranged and Performed in TV Serials and Films with noted personalities like Utpalendu Chakraborty, Madhabi Mukherhee, Dilip Sen – Samir Sen, Kalyan Sen Barat, Swapan sen and others.

Press Reviews

“… There was also a sitar recital by Partha Pratim Roy…..”
    The Hindu
“… In the regular classical music programme…..”
“…. Sitar badak Partha Pratim Roy jhankrit hue .. ” 
               Haribhumi, Durg 18th Feb 2005
“ …. Inka badan itna smmohok aur saajha hua tha …”
              Nababharat, Durg 20th February 2005


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