Chiranjib Chakraborty is an accomplished and versatile Indian Classical singer and has been acclaimed as one of the top- ranking vocalist in Europe. His musical repertoire ranges from ancient Dhrupad music to contemporary fusion styles and classical ragas. He performs regularly at many concerts in Europe, UK and India
Chiranjib has received musical guidance from the acclaimed veteran musician Late Pandit Nidan Bandhu Banerjee of Rampur and Gwalior Gharanas. From 1993, he was a student under the eminent vocalist Pandit Arun Bhaduri at the ITC Sangeet Research Academy. From 1997 to 2001 he was a teacher with Shrutinandan, founded by Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty and received guidance from him. He has also received training in Karnatic vocal music from Maestro Padma Vibhushan Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna.
Chiranjib has been honoured as a ‘Fellow’ in Indian Vocal Music (FTCL) by the prestigious Trinity College of London. He is currently a guest faculty at Codarts Rotterdam for Indian Classical Music.
Masters from Rabindra Bharati University
Fellow of Trinity College London
Three questions for Chiranjib Chakraborty:
Why do you believe students should come to Codarts?
Codarts is a prestigious institution of music, dance and circus in Europe. It has a friendly atmosphere along with unique and detailed programs. It has a cohort of qualified faculty some of whom are world famous names in their fields. Codarts would be one of the best places for students wanting quality training in these fields.
What are you going to teach them?
I am mainly going to teach Indian classical music in the form of khayal (ragas). I will also be teaching other genres such as dhrupad, thumri, bhajans etc. I will also be preparing the students for ensemble and group productions. I can also train and guide in Bollywood music.
How are you going to teach them?
I believe in using different teaching styles but I feel the students benefit most from one to one teaching which helps me to understand the individual training needs and fulfill them. I also take group classes for raga analysis. I would do group training in preparation for group productions.