Subhasis Bhattacharjee : Biography ( Accompanying Artiste - Tabla player, Percussionist, Composer )  


Subhasis Bhattacharjee is a BBC Award Winner and Grammy nominated musician from Kolkata. He received a First-Class First Honours degree in music from Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata. He is a reknowned tabla player and an exponent of a variety of percussion instruments such as dholak, kanjira, mridanga, djembe and dumbek. He has composed music for many contemporary Indian albums as well as for numerous films and TV serials.

A member of the illustrious Bhattacharya lineage, Subhasis is a musician of sophistication and refinement, born with a highly developed sense of melody and rhythm. His initial training was undertaken by his parents, Sri Sunil Kumar Bhattacharjee and Smt. Manjushree Bhattachrjee and by his elder brother, legendary slide guitarist Pt. Debashish Bhattacharya.

Bhattacharjee belongs to the Rampur Farukhabad schooling of tabla, and studied under the late Pt. Prabir Bhattacharya, late Pt. Shyamal Bose and Pt. Samir Chatterjee. For the past 20 years Subhasis has received special training under tabla maestro, Pt. Anindo Chattopadhyay.

Though Subhasis is primarily an Indian classical musician, his influence extends far wider, from Tollywood to Bollywood, folk to World Music, jazz to Hawaiian music.

He has recorded and performed with eminent musicians including Pt. Ajoy Chakraborty, Smt. Asha Bhosle, Smt. Kavita Krishnamurthy, Shankar Mahadevan, Pt. Kushal Das, Ustad Shujaat Khan, Sri Balamuralikrishna, Madurai Seshgopalan, U. Srinivas, Bob Brozman, John McLaughlin, Martin Simpson, Derek Trucks, Jerry Douglas, Ledward Kaapana and Pt. Debashish Bhattacharya.


 

Notable Performances 

Subhasis BhattacharjeeIn India

  • Jadubhatta Music Conference: Kolkata
  • ITC Sangeet Sammelan: Kolkata, Cuttack
  • Dover Lane Music Conference: Kolkata
  • Vishwa Bango Sammelan: Kolkata
  • Music Today Swar Utsav: Delhi
  • Swati Thirunal Music Conference: Trivandram
  • Madras Music Academy: Chennai
  • Pracheen Kalakendra: Chandigarh
  • SpicMacay Virasat: Delhi
  • NCPA: Mumbai

Abroad

  • Awesome Africa Festival: Durban, South Africa
  • Montreal Jazz Festival: Montreal, Canada
  • Winnipeg Folk Festival: Winnipeg, Canada
  • Asahi Centre: Tokyo, Japan
  • Singapore Tagore Society: Singapore
  • Carnegie Hall: New York, USA
  • Chicago Arts Centre: Chicago, USA
  • Aveiro Festival: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Queen Elizabeth Hall: London, UK
  • Darbar Festival: London, UK
  • Theatre de la Ville: Paris, France
  • Forde Festival: Forde, Norway
  • La Mar De Musica Festival: Cartagena, Spain
  • WOMAD Festival: Reading, UK
  • WOMAD Festival: Dubai, UAE
  • Sodra Teater: Stockholm, Sweden
  • WOMEX: Newcastle, UK
  • Rhythm of the World Earth Festival: Bangkok, Thailand
  • Rudolstadt TFF Festival: Rudolstadt, Germany
  • Arts Centre: Melbourne, Australia