Prattyush Banerjee is a true twenty-first century musician who has been successfully multi-tasking as a performer, music arranger, composer, researcher and instrument designer. He is “taking sarode playing to the next level”, and has modified this instrument to a great extent. He has also created its first electronic version, the jyotidhwani.
Born in Kolkata in 1969, Prattyush was initiated to sarode at 8 by his father, Late Prasun Kumar Banerjee. Later, he trained under Shri Samarendra Sikdar. Subsequently, for over thirty years now, he has been under the coveted tutelage of the internationally celebrated maestro, Acharya Buddhadev Das Gupta, Padmabhushan.
Prattyush has been performing in public since he was eleven, and has featured at major music festivals throughout India and abroad. He has been very successful as a session musician-composer and has arranged music for over fifty albums till date. He has had fusion projects with Pete Lockett, Bickram Ghosh and has played with the UK based group, Samay.
He was attached as a research consultant with the ITC Sangeet Research Academy and has published many articles on music. He has been honoured with the Outstanding Young Person of the Year Award in 2003 and the Sangeet Ratna Award in 2011.
Sarod, North Indian Instrumentation
Prattyush Banerjee live in Toronto, Canada
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