Khayal:Music & Imagination

Khyal Vocal
Chandrima Mishra
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Chandrima Misra is an incredibly gifted and emotive singer, known for her soulful and skilful style. She is a charismatic performer whose expert command over her art is hard to miss. Her immense knowledge and understanding of Indian classical music, as well as rich and unique tone, make every performance engrossing and entertaining. Chandrima Misra is an integral part of the Bhavan’s music department, training singers from beginner’s level through to a professional standard. She has established herself as a teacher who exudes the utmost passion for her art, working tirelessly and with uncompromising dedication.

Her training in Hindustani vocal music has been rigorous and unwavering, right from the tender age of five. Born and raised in Kolkata, India, Chandrima Misra counts herself extremely fortunate and blessed to have received training from one of the most sought-after gurus of his generation, Ustad Munawar Ali Khan of the Patiala Gharana. She is currently a disciple of Vidushi Sanjukta Ghosh of Patiala Gharana.

Her fondest memories come from the period she spent training under him, which began in earnest at the age of nine. She recalls: “He even performed at the occasion where I was officially accepted as his student – known in the Indian classical tradition as “Gandabandhan”.

She describes this period in her life as the most memorable, being surrounded by sublime music and legendary musicians. “I was so privileged to have an insider’s view of the inner lives of these maestros from a tender age. The stories and the memories that I have are forever locked in front of my eyes, it was such an incredible time,” she recalls. Chandrima Misra feels that these experiences and interactions have not only shaped her as an artiste but as a person too. She received training under Munawar Ali Khan until his death.

With guest musicians

In association with SAMA Arts Network