Anirban Bhattacharjee is one of the most promising violinists of the young generation in the arena of Hindustani Classical Music. His training in music began at the age of three when he started learning the Tabla from his father Jitesh Bhattacharjee. His study of the violin started at age 15 under Shri Ashim Dutta of Guwahati, Assam. Anirban received guidance in advanced techniques of the instrument from Shri Manoj Baruah, Prof. Biswajit Roy Choudhury and the legendary Prof. Sisirkana Dhar Chowdhury of the Senia Maihar Gharana. He is currently a disciple of Shri Supratik Sengupta, a Sitar exponent of the Senia Shahjahanpur Gharana and a disciple of Pandit Buddhadev Dasgupta. Anirban is also under the tutelage of Dr. Swarna Khuntia, faculty of instrumental music at the Benaras Hindu University and a senior disciple of Dr. N. Rajam. Anirban’s public performance debut was at the Sri Aurobindo International Centre for Education, Pondicherry.
Anirban’s music is a harmonious blend of the Gayaki and Tantrakari approaches and bears a strong rhythmic component as a consequence of his initial inclinations to Tabla. He has performed in several cities all over India such as Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai and Pondicherry. Beside Hindustani Classical Music, Anirban also takes a keen interest in film music and his covers of film songs, both in Hindi and Bengali, have been well-received. In addition to his pursuit of music, Anirban also holds a remarkable record in academics, with a Bachelors degree in Mathematics from St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata and a Masters degree in Applied Mathematics from the Chennai Mathematical Institute. Anirban is currently pursuing his PhD from the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai.