“I thank God for allowing me the opportunity to discover the self afresh every time I sit with my sitar. When in a concert stage I feel blessed to be able to share the experiences.”
Briefly about Sanjoyda’s music…
Pandit Sanjoy Bandopadhyay is an important name in the field of sitar playing. This internationally reputed musician is especially known for his exceptional spontaneity in musical expressions. His music is always lively, fresh and new.
Pandit Sanjoy Bandopadhyay received extensive training in sitar playing in Senia-Shahjehanpur, Imdadkhani, and Rampur-Senia gharanas. A beautiful synthesis of the practices and knowledge of these three very famous schools of music can be experienced through Sanjoy’s sitar. He had his major training in sitar playing from Pandit Radhika Mohan Maitra and Pandit Bimalendu Mukherjee. He started learning music with his father Pt. Peejush Prasanna Bandopadhyay. He also learnt with Pandit Manas Chakraborty, and Dr. M.R. Gautam. He had special opportunities of having blessings through intensive musical interactions with Professor Dhruva Tara Joshi, Pandit Ajay Sinha Roy, Pandit Gajanan Rao Joshi and Pandit Shankar Ghosh.
Here is a video where Sanjoyda talks about his music training.
Sanjoy’s music gets featured in national TV and radio channels in India and other countries. He has been awarded the prestigious ‘Top-Grade’ by the Director General, All India Radio. He has 12 audio cds to his credit. These were published by different reputed music companies in India and the USA. He served as ‘Artist in Residence’ at the University of Chicago and University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, USA. He participated at the Plenary Session of UNESCO Conference and other important global events.
In 2017 he was offered the designation of Professor in Music by the Central University of Sikkim. Earlier, Pandit Bandopadhyay was the Ustad Alauddin Khan Professor of Instrumental Musicat the Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata. Also, he was the Director of the S.M. Tagore Centre of Documentation & Research of Languishing & Obsolescent Musical Instruments, a research center in the same university and the Coordinator of the UGC SAP-DRS Research Project of the Department of Instrumental Music, Rabindra Bharati University.
Panditjee is proud that some of his disciples have proved to be exceptionally brilliant and established themselves as foremost musicians of Hindustani Music.
Painter Sushil Mishra derived inspiration from this rendering in Purvi. Here is his creation on canvas,… as it looks…