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In School Performance (Aniruddha Mukherjee)
October 18 @ 1:50 pm - 2:20 pm
On Friday, October 17, Award Winning tabla player, Aniruddha Mukherjee will be performing for the Chamber Orchestra during 10th period.
“The tabla is a membranophone percussion instrument originating from the Indian subcontinent, consisting of a pair of drums, used in traditional, classical, popular and folk music. It has been a particularly important instrument in Hindustani classical music since the 18th century, and remains in use in India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. The name tabla likely comes from tabl, the Persian and Arabic word for drum. However, the ultimate origin of the musical instrument is contested by scholars, some tracing it to West Asia, others tracing the evolution of indigenous musical instruments of the Indian subcontinent.”
– from wikipedia “Tabla”
Born in a musically dedicated family, Aniruddha is one of the most talented and flourishing Tabla players. From the very early age he started receiving his talim from shree Debashish Mukherjee. He has the fortune to have talim from leading Tabla exponent Prof. Pt. Shubhankar Banerjee .
Aniruddha got his Master’s Degree (in Music ) from the Rabindra Bharati University. He has bagged several prizes and honours for his brilliant performances. Some of his prizes and honours include 2nd position in the All India Radio Music Competition in 1999, First in Ganguly College of Music Competition, Kolkata in 1994, got First prize from All Bengal Music Competition in 1994. Even he managed to get a position from the W.B State Music Academy, Kolkata.
Aniruddha has the distinction of participating in a number of music conferences in India like Naveen Prativa Sammelan , State Music Academy in 1997, ICCR in 1998, All India Radio, Patna in 2000, India International Centre in 2001, Spirit of Unity Concert, Vizag (Andhra Pradesh)2001, Haridas Sangeet Sammelon, Mumbai 2006, Brighton Festival, UK, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, London,UK, Music Gimeete, Paris France, Juanju Festival, Harbour front Festival – Canada, USA, Seoul South Korea Asia Festival 2008, Tokio Japan India Festival, Budapest, Austria 2009, Shankot Mochon Festival, Beneras, 2009, Sur and Harmony Festival, New Delhi, 2009. He also performed in Italy, Croatia, West Germany, Hungary and Vietnam under I.C.C.R. Tour.
He is very fortunate to accompany sumitra guha, Parvin Sultana, Pt. Birju Maharaj Eminent Sitar Maestro Pt. Shyamal Chatterjee, Dr. N.Rajan , Gaurav Majumdar, Eminent Kathak Exponents Pt. Rajendra Gangani, Pt. Om Prakash Maharaj, Shaswati Sen, Vaswati Sen,. Of late he accompanied with Anushka Shankar at House of Commons, London. Presently he is a graded artisan of All India Radio TV, Kolkata,India.