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Anubrata Chatterjee


Son of the world-renowned tabla maestro, Pt. Anindo Chatterjee, Anubrata Chatterjee was nurtured from a very tender age to be a tabla player. He had the rare fortune of being the youngest and the last "Ganda-Bandh" disciple of the great guru, Padmabhushan - Gyan Prakash Ghosh. Subsequently, Anubrata continued his training under the gifted tutelage of his father focusing on Farukhabad Gharana along with Lucknow styles.

He made his debut as an accompanying artist with the legendary Pt.Hari Prasad Chaurasia and since then, has gone on to successfully accompany living legends of Indian Classical Music such as Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Pandit Birju Maharaj, Pt.Shiv Kumar Sharma, Pt. Hari Prasad Chaurasia , and other respected musicians all over the world.

Anubrata has proved himself both as a soloist and as an accompanist, by his consummate tabla renditions. He has also given numerous memorable duet performances along with his father. Taking the ‘parampara’ forward, he has built upon his father’s style and expanded his own repertoire to display an amalgamation of power, grace, skill, and superb tonal clarity.

Internationally, he marked his debut with a solo performance at the B.B.C. World Radio, U.K. in the year 1991. Since then he has performed world wide.

Anubrata has been invited to perform at some of the most prestigious International festivals held across the globe, such as : The Carnagie Hall, The Kennedy Centre Of Performing Arts, Washington DC; The Esplanade Theatres, Singapore; World Percussion Festival, Chicago; The Jerash festival, Jordan; Corfu festival, Greece; Dubrovnic Festival, Croatia; Namaste India Festival, Japan; Reit Burg Museum, Zurich; etc.

In a very memorable performance in Paris along with France’s National symphony orchestra called the 'Orchestre National d'lle de France. And, in the year 2012, he also had the privilege to perform for the then-P.M. Dr.Manmohan Singh at Grand Hyaat, Mumbai.


Taking after his father, Anubrata gives great importance to imparting quality training to his students. He holds regular workshops in New York at MATRA (Music Academy for Tabla Research by Anindo Chatterjee) In the past, he has conducted numerous workshops in Japan, making many students to undertake advanced training under him.

While being deeply rooted in the traditional style of playing, Anubrata also understands the need for his art to be contemporary. He actively collaborates on projects that are traditional yet new age, which especially strike a chord with the youth. Based on this thought, he formed a unique percussion group named Taal- India wherein every region of the country was represented by a percussion instrument.

He has been a part of various fusion bands and has also had the opportunity to share a stage with prominent artists such as Shankar Mahadevan, Ranjit Barot, Rahim al Haj (a renowned Oud player from Iraq) etc. 

Currently, Anubrata has created his band named, LayaCurry and Beats & Pieces T20 of Classical Music is being appreciated all over my musicians are music lovers all over the world.

Currently his collaboration with koto player, Yumi Kurosawa from Japan is receiving a lot of appreciation in the world music scene.

His institution, Music Academy for Tabla Research by Anindo Chatterjee( MATRA) focuses on teaching the art all over the world.

Anubrata has been conferred with the Basavaraj Rajguru Award in 2014 and prestigious, Sangeet Natak Akademi Yuva Award,2016.

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