Sanjoy Bandopadhyay

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Sanjoy Bandopadhyay
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Prof. Sanjoy Bandopadhyay
Background information
Birth name Sanjoy Bandopadhyay
Also known as Sanjoy Banerjee
Born (1954-09-16) September 16, 1954 (age 60)
Genres Indian classical music
Occupation(s) Composer, sitar player, Academician
Notable instruments

Sanjoy Bandopadhyay (born September 16, 1954) is a Bengali Hindustani classical sitar player. He is primarily a disciple of Radhika Mohan Maitra and Bimalendu Mukherjee. His performance is a unique synthesis of Senia-Shahjehanpur, Rampur-Senia and Etawah gharana.


He is Chair Professor (Ustad Allauddin Khan Chair) at the Department of Instrumental Music, of Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata India. He is also the Director, S.M. Tagore Centre of Documentation & Research of Languishing & Obsolescent Musical Instruments.[1] This centre is created for ethnological mapping of the world through obsolescent musical instruments. The project will run with scholars support from all over the world.

Professor Bandopadhyay visited the University of Illinois at Urban Champaign as George A. Miller Visiting Professor[2](October 2005). In the same year he also visited the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada as Distinguished India Focus Visitor. He visited the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs [USA] in 2008 and University of Chicago [USA] in 2009 as artist in residence. He was specially invited to present paper at the International Conference[3] at the University of Amsterdam (2008). He is also involved in a number in collaborative research projects at the national and international levels.

Professor Bandopadhyay is attached to a number of universities including the Department of Music, University of Delhi; Benaras Hindu University, Varanasi; Kashi Hindu Vidyapeeth, Varanasi; Visva Bharati, IKS University, Khairagarh; Utkal University, Orissa and more as adviser/expert.

Professor Bandopadhyay is currently going through international music collaboration with Professor Yaroslav Senyshin, the exceptional pianist. Prof. Senyshyn is attached to the Simon Fraser University, Canada as a Professor.

He has produced 10 CDs and a DVD. He has widely performed in India, American, European and African continents.


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