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Subhankar Banerjee
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A classical Tabla virtuoso Pt. Subhankar Banerjee today has been considered as a torch bearer and thunderously applauded by the greats of Tabla and stalwarts of Indian music for his scintillating and versatile way of playing. His consistently brilliant performances and masterful improvisational dexterity created a constant demand in India and gained him a worldwide fame. One of the most favorite accompanists of many of India’s greatest musicians and dancers, Subhankar has constantly been flying dotting the map of the world presenting his music in famous venues since last twenty eight years. His formidable command over the instrument and unique style of playing has set a trend amongst music lovers and connoisseurs all around the world.

At the age of four the musical wonder kid was placed to learn from Benaras Gharana for a few years from Pt. Manik Das and then from Pt. Swapan Shiva of Farukhabad gharana for twenty five years. Pt. Ravi Shankar, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia, Pt. Shivkumar Sharma, Pt. Birju Maharaj, Pt. Jasraj, Pt. Balmuralikrishnan, Vidushi Girija Devi and many of the greatest stalwarts consider him as one of the brilliant tabla players of the country today for his accompaniment with them for many years.

His performances in “NOBEL PEACE PRIZE CONCERT”, ‘‘FESTIVAL OF INDIA in Brazil”, SOUTH AFRICA, ‘‘ASIAN FANTASY CONCERT in JAPAN”, performance in London with the Symphony Orchestra are very highly rated. His collaborations with some of the great musicians of the world like John Mc Laughlin, Cheeko Freeman, Gill Goldstein, Ross Dally formed many bands of world music and went albums like TABLA TALE, THE ART OF TABLA, HEART BEAT, CALCUTTA TO CALIFORNIA etc created sensations in movies,in the chartbusters and in the music world at home and abroad.He has taken part in making music for the Hollywood movies like NIGHT OF THE WAR, SPACE and DARK STREET and so on. His latest creation in the world of music ‘‘SACRED DRUMS OF INDIA”, which is one of the most successful rhythm bands performing all over the world today. He has been ranked as a youngest “TOP GRADE TABLA PLAYER” by ALL INDIA RADIO.

Recently he has been awarded with Sangeeth Samman and Sangeeth Maha Samman by the Chief Minister of west bengal.
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