Instrumental Duet

Hansaveena & Sitar
Subhasis Bose and Subrata De
At Nehru centre London
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Subhasis Bose is an eminent and well known guitarist from India, equipped with the skill of playing both Electrical & Hawaiian Guitar. Subhasis shares his passion in playing Indian Classical tunes in Hansaveena and Mohanveena on unique stringed musical instruments. He has been inspired by his mother Lt. Sadhana Bose who was then a renowned light music singer. Committed and dedicated in playing instruments like classical guitar namely Hansaveena, he is now a senior disciple of International Sitar Maestro, Padmabhushan Pandit Debu Chaudhuri, since 1992. Subhasis has been performing on All India Radio and Television since 1975 as a light Classical Music performer. His first Solo album was based on the popular tune of Lt.Manna Dey”s modern song. Since then he has released a number of albums. He has given numerous performances in India and Abroad. His popular concerts are Ustad Bahadur Khan Instrumental Music Festival, Ustad Amir Khan and Sreekant Bankre Music Festival, to name just a few.

Subrata De is the most promising name in Sitar today. A sitarist from Bishnupur Gharana, His musical Journey initiated in 1977 with training from Shri Amarjit Singh of Jamshedpur.Later under the tutelage of Surmani Bauri Bandhu Sethi of Bhubaneshwar, he learnt the nuances of sitar. He later became a disciple of the sitar maestro Pandit Manilal Nag of the Bishnupur Gharana. He received special training in Dhrupad and Gayaki style, Tankarin, Alapnang, Gatkari, the identifying features of Bishnupur Gharana. He is inspired by his father Shri. Bhut Nath De, an exponent vocalist cum music scholar of Indian classical music. Subrata has not only earned his reputation as a performer, but as a cultural ambassador of India, propagating Indian culture in its purest form all over the world. He also works for cultural exchanges between India and foreign countries through concerts, lecture demonstrations and facilitating exchange programmes. He has given performances in various national and international festivals. He has travelled widely and performed in numerous cities spanning over 35 countries across the world. As a solo artist and accompanist, he has dedicated himself to create and extend an environment of Indian classical music in rural areas of India as well as abroad by collaborating with leading organizations and eminent dancers, both on a national and international level. More recently, he has been involved in multiple projects like “Flamenco India” with famous filmmaker Carlo Saura of Spain, a musical collaboration with Martinique Jazz musicians, World aquatics fusion group project and others.