Sitar lessons with Abhik Mukherjee

by Chhandayan Education
Sitar lessons with Abhik Mukherjee This is an in-person event 24 Jun, 2021, 3:00PM to
31 Mar, 2024, 1:00PM (EDT)
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Chhandayan Center for Indian Music
4 W 43rd St
New York, New York 10036
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Director Ethan Fox Organizer Chhandayan Education Instructor Abhik Mukherjee
Private sitar lessons with sitar maestro Abhik Mukherjee.

Abhik Mukherjee is a Kolkata-born sitar player of the Etawah-Imdadkhani gharana. He was initiated to sitar at the age of six by his father, Sri Tarit Mukherjee, and Sri Bimal Chatterjee, while simultaneously receiving vocal instruction from Sri Kaylan Bose. He has since taken talim from Pandit Arvind Parikh and Pandit Kashinath Mukherjee, themselves disciples of the legendary Ustad Vilayat Khan. He is a gold medalist in musicology from Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, and has also received a scholarship from the Ministry of Culture, India.

Abhik’s first public performance was at the age of nine at the Governor’s House, Kolkata. He has since performed in ten countries on four continents. Some memorable concerts include performances for the inauguration of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial (Washington D.C.); at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York City); at the Indian Habitat Center (Delhi); on Doordarshan (Kolkata); and a summer tour of Italy, Germany, and Switzerland. Abhik currently lives in New York City and is a founding member of Brooklyn Raga Massive, an Indian classical music artists’ collective.