Anol Chatterjee is a rising name in the field of Indian Classical Vocal Music. The flavour of Anol's music is essentially of Patiyala Gharana, the style, which was made popular by the great maestro Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan Sahab, but Anol has incorporated the best parts of other Gayakies or styles like Kirana, Jaipur, Agra Benaras etc to establish an attractive & beautiful style of his own. His exceptional sense and command over rhythm has made this Gayaki more unique.
Born to musical parents Shri Mihir Chatterjee and Smt. Madhumita Chatterjee, Anol’s early grooming was initiated from his mother and Shri Bishwanath Chowdhury. Soon after it continued successively from Late Ajit Kumar Chakrabarty, Smt. Chandana Chakrabarty, and Shri Shantanu Bhattacharya. Later on, he was fortunate to be the direct disciple of Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty, the internationally acclaimed Indian vocalist and is still training under his tutelage.
Anol is an ex- scholar of ITC Sangeet Research Academy, Kolkata. Anol is also a permanent artiste both in Khayal & Ragpradhan in All India Radio, Kolkata. He is an empanelled artiste of I.C.C.R; Govt. of India. Anol Chatterjee received the National Scholarship for Young Artistes from the Ministry of Culture. He also performed at the “Yuva Pratibha Sammelan” by Sangeet Natak Academy. He stood First in the prestegeous Doverlane Music Competition.
Music apart, Anol also did well in his general academics having passed in the Secondary and Higher Secondary examinations in First Division with Letter Marks. He is a graduate in English Literature and stood First Class First in masters in Music from Rabindra Bharati University.
Anol is an upcoming and promising performer of India. He has performed in a number of concerts throughout West Bengal and outside. Anol has been touring abroad since 2003. He has visited USA, UK, Canada, Scotland & Bangladesh for several times.. He has worked as a guest artiste to teach Indian music in SAA UK, an organisation, affiliated by The Leeds College of Music, UK. The Sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar has expressed his deep hope about Anol's successful musical career after listening to him.
Anol runs an institution "Aalaap" where almost 200 students are learning Indian Vocal Music in its four branches at Kolkata, New Delhi & Asansol and Agartala. Aalaap also organizes regular concerts to promote young musicians. Aalaap, in association with another organisation namely “Rag Rang", organizes regular classes & workshops in Bangladesh.
Anol is training talented students in Shrutinandan, a renowned music institution for more than a decade.
Anol has rendered his voice in two very well appreciated documentary films namely, “Belur Math” & “Yogiraaj Shyamacharan Lahidi”
Anol has published one Audio CD named “New Signatures", which has been inaugurated by the tabla legend, Ustad Zakir Hussain. In his album, Pandit Yogesh Samsi and Pandit Ajay Joglekar has accompanied him on Tabla & Harmonium respectively.
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