Suchisree Ray

Born in a musical family, got her earliest training from her mother. Then she had her initial taalim in “Dhrupad” from Sri Robi Mallick and “Khayal” from Pandit Arun Bhaduri, – Guru now in ITC Sangeet Research Academy and from Pandit Manas Chakraborty. She has arrived however via “Kirana” at the threshold of “Agra”/ “Gowalior” Gayaki. She has been receiving intensive taalim since 1999 from the well -known author and musicologist Pandit Kumar Prasad Mukherjee who is also the senior most disciple of “Agra”and “Saswan” Gharana. As a result She has beautifully blended the “Alaap” and “Vistaar”of “Agra” and “Kirana” Gayaki with the well knit bandishes and bol baat, bol taan and layakari of “Agra” and “Gwalior” Gharana. She got her lesson in Thumri, Dadra, Tappa, Kajri etc. under the guidance of Vidushi Purnima Chowdhury, – the worthy disciple of Maestro Pandit Mahadeo Mishra of Benaras She is performing all around the country and abroad as well noteworthy are : “ALL BENGAL MUSIC CONFERENCE, organised by ministry of Culture Govt. of West Bengal, SA RE GA MA HMV & JALSAGHAR, SANKAT MOCHAN MAHOTSAV,VARANASI, Vishnu Digambar Festival, Agra”, “Uttaradhikar Festival of M. P. Govt.”, “Abhinaba Kala Parishad, Bhopal”, “National Kathak Dance Seminar organized by U. G. C.”, “Vishnu Mandir, Gaya” and prestigious concerts in different parts’ of Europe and Bangladesh. Her performance has been widely acclaimed among the general Music – buffs as well as the connoisseurs. The Statesman reviews, “Suchisree Ray’s ‘Ramkeli’ deserved praise because of the accuracy of ‘Ragdari’ and Tankari”.

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