music for the soul
Background: Subrata De born in 1970 at Jamshedpur (Jharkhand-India) was initiated in the art of playing Hindustani Classical Music - Sitar at the tender age of seven under the guidance of Shri Amarjeet Singh of Jamshedpur and later on obtained training from Suramani Bauri Bandhu Sethi of Bhubaneswar, Orissa from where he has imbibed the essential elements of Sitar with great devotion and after 10 years he placed himself in the hands of Sitar Maestro Pandit Manilal Nag of Calcutta of Vishnupur Gharana, with strict discipline and sincerity ,to learn extensively the Dhrupad and Vadan Style(Gayaki), Tankari, Alapang, Gatkari etc. of Vishnupur Gharana and now has become an accomplished sitar player .His Father Shri Bhutnath De is also an eminent vocalist of Hindustani Classical Music. Now, Subrata is involved with various musical organisations as a lecturer in Sitar. God's blessing and it may sound incredible, he has always kept his head bowed. Indian music is an ocean, and he thinks he is tinier than a drop. He realises that he exists because of the subject. Subrata's Music is spontaneous expression of powerful emotions and his deep knowledge of the Sitar. Subrata's style retains the depth, resonance and sensitivity of "Sur" in Alap as well as laying stress on the subtle and lilting phrasing of the Jhala. Through this combination, he brings to perfection the delicacy and sentimental mood of every Raga. He is a master of improvisation and possesses the rare ability to breathe life and originality into a classical theme, thereby molding it into a living and captivating form. The outstanding qualities of Subrata's performances are his maturity, incredibly sweet and melodious presentation of his instrument, and his imaginative development in the true form of Vishnupur Gharana. Swaranjali" : A Holistic Platform ... non-profit institution registered by Govt. of Delhi, named "Swaranjali" started in 2000 with a mission to bring to the fundamentals of Indian vocal music to those who would benefit most from classical music training the young. Based in Delhi, India, it caters to the needs of students by providing a platform to the upcoming artists of India. Swaranjali is proud to offer a holistic approach to the teaching of music to young people, with a unique process that includes guidance on public performance. Swaranjali offers music appreciation courses to the students in order to create discerning listeners and spread awareness of the subtleties of the art. Every year Swaranjali organizes Festivals as well as "Baithak" (evening of house concerts) to promote the upcoming talents, young artists as well as renowned artists from all over the world. He has performed all over the world, and has released several audio album fro various companies like HMV SAREGAMA VIHAAN MUSIC, BITHOVEN, LIMA ,SWARANJALI,.... [url:]www.subratade.com[/url:] [url:]www.swaranjalionline.com[/url:] [url:]www.myspace.com/sitaristsubratade[/url:]
Interests: to promote Indian classical music through guru shishya param para and encourage the budding artistes of India through swaranjali.
Goals: classical music