Sarode - Atish Mukhopadhyay
Tabla - Asok Chakrabarty
Tanpura - Saptak Mukhopadhyay
Atish Mukhopadhyay, one of the very few 'Sarode' virtuosos from the present generation of North Indian Classical instrumental musicians. He is an avid scholar of traditional music and the direct representative and torch bearer of 'Malhar Senia Gharana Of Baba Allauddin Khan'. Atish has performed to high critical acclaim throughout India and abroad and holds sever awards for his musical excellence. Atish is empannelled with the ICCR-Ministry of External affairs as a musician and also as a music teacher.
Atish began his music study in 1985 under the guidance of Guru Professor Dhyanesh Khan. In 1991, Atish started to learn the art of Sarode playing under the affectionate guidance of Ustad Aashish Khan. Atish has studied music from some of the finest Gurus of Indian Classical Music including Mrs. Ameena Perera and the legendary Late Ustad Ali Akbar Khan. Learning the music from these great masters of the Malhar Senia Gharana Of Baba Allauddin Khan for over three decades, Atish has developed a strong musical base. He continues his studies with Ustad Aashish Khan.
Atish's passion for experimentation, study and appreciation of non-Indian music and his love of intercultural music collaboration make hima strong representative of the new generation of Indian musicians. He has worked with Japanese Music, Jazz, and Western classical music successfully in cross-cultural projects.
Atish's Sarode Album - "The Majestic Senia Sarode" has been released by "Raga Music" in India.
Asok belongs to a progressive and enlightened family with strong musical and literary background. He began his training in tabla under the tutelage of Shri Madhusudan Ghosh, after which he took advanced training from none other than the great guru of tabla Pt. Gyan Prakash Ghosh. Thus learning the intricacies, nuances and specializing in the Farukkhabad Gharana. After that he also took training from Pt. Abhijit Banerjee.
Asok is a commerce (hons) graduate from the University of Kolkata and is a post graduate student in music (Tabla) from Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata.
He is a regular performer of the All India Radio and Television and has been performing all over India. He has been participated several prestigious concerts in India like Sunday night concerts of A. I. R Radio Sangeet Sammelan, Thyagaraja music festival, Chhandayan annual conference, Gandhar music conference, Spic Mackay, Bhawanipore Sangeet Sammelan. He has also performed extensively in Russia, Germany, London, Austria, Netherland.
Currently Asok is working at Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata as an Accompanist Teacher.