Pandit Biswajit Roy Chowdhury
Born in 1956 in Bengal (Eastern India), Biswajit Roy Chowdhury received his first lessons on the sitar and the sarod at the age of ten from his father Ranajit Roy Chowdhury. Later he was instructed by Pandit Indranil Bhattacharya and Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, which strongly influenced his technique. In addition , the way of his Raga interpretations is moulded by lessons from the vocal legend Pandit Mallikarjun Mansur. The latter accepted Biswajit Roy Chowdhury as his disciple in 1983 and instructed him until his premature death in 1992.
In 2001, Pandit Biswajit Roy Chowdhury storied the "Maestro´s Choice" series of Music Today as the youngest musician (see below).
Press Review - Pandit Biswajit Roy Chowdhury (Sarode):
Nothing pleases more than to observe a young artist attaining maturity. Biswajit Roy Chowdhury´s rendering of ragas Shyam Kalyan and Jhinjhoti revealed phrases of matured artistry and understanding of the ragas. - The Statesman, Neu Delhi 1984
Well-known sarode player Biswajit Roy Chowdhury struck brilliant from and regaled the audiance with his delightful exposition of Raga Chhaya Nat. - Hindustan Times, Neu Delhi 1993
Publications - Pandit Biswajit Roy Chowdhury (Sarode):
- Maestro´s Choice Series Three: Raga Gaud Malhar, Raga Shahana Kanara, Raga Mishra Kafi - Tabla: Rafiuddin Sabir - CD A01058 MUSIC TODAY
- Raga Jhinjhoti, Raga Nayaki Kanara - Vocal: Ashwini Bhide Deshpande / Tabla: Sudhir Pandey / Rafiuddin Sabir - CD A01098 MUSIC TODAY
- Raga Bihag, Raga Nat-Bihag, Raga Darbari Kanara - Tabla: Prashant Trivedi - SARASWATI INC.
- Raga Kafi Kanara, Raga Sampurna Malkauns - Tabla: Pandit Rama Kant - HCRCD 76 HOT CLUB RECORDS