Apratim Majumder

Apratim was born (on June 14, 1978) and raised in Kolkata (India). He was initiated to vocal music at the age of five under the guidance of his mother. At the age of nine he preferred to switch over to instrumental music - Sarod, a 25 string fretless ethnic Indian musical instrument of Senia Maihar Gharana

For next two decades he was tutored and groomed by Prof. Rabin Ghosh, disciple of Ustad Alauddin Khan.During this period he also received training for about two years from Shri Partho Sarothy disciple of Ustad Dhyanesh Khan and Bharatratna Pt. Ravi Shankar.

Apratim’s entire training in music for over 29 years is in Guru-sishya-parampara style in the lineage of  Senia Maihar Gharana. His studies in music is still continuing uninterruptedly. Presently he is under guidance of Dr. Pradip Kumar Chakraborty, one of the senior most disciples of Bharatratna  Pt. Ravi Shankar.

He is “Sangeet Bhaskar” (Master in Music) from Pracheen Kalakendra, Chandigarh.

“Sur Mani” title was conferred upon him by Sur Singar Akademi (Mumbai).

Apratim is an empanelled artist of Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre (EZCC) and Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR). 

On November 1, 2015 the New York State Assembly honoured Apratim with "New York State Assembly Award"

 On February 5th, 2016 the Salt Lake Cultural Association (Kolkata) cofered JADU BHATTA AWARD upon him.


Style

In the process of his prolonged dedicated training for over 29 years in traditional Dhrupadee Veenkar Style of Senia Maihar Gharana he has developed a distinguished playing style of his own.

Deeply steeped into tradition Apratim's renditions are totally self improvised and meditative in nature. His captivating virtuosity, sparkling imagination interwoven with prosodic progression, aesthetically unfolds true color of the raga. His metrical waves of sensitive melodic phrases and his intensity in performance create the “ambience of charm and beauty in a short span of time”.

 

Movie Score

Apratim has composed music for number of short films. Notable among those is the Bengali short movie “Swapno Satyakam”(Dreamz un-dwarfed ).Music score of the film was nominated for the award in the Rolling Frames Short Film Summit (2013).

 

Discography

When Heart Rains (Raga Miya ki Malhar (2011)

A "Questz World" release (2013) : Homage to Pt. Ravi Shankar : Raga: Ahir lalit, Tilak Shyam & Palas Kafi (Audio clip available in "Audio & Video).

 

A "Questz World" release (2015) : "Down the Way" : Two live in concerts: Raga Pahari Jhinjhoti (in Copenhagen) and Raga Malgunjee (in New York city) 

 

A "Questz World" release (2016): "Live in Ravenna": Live concert at Ravenna (Italy) Raga Shyam Kalyan, Tilok Kamod and a Kirtan.

 

A "Questz World " release (2017) : " Live in Berlin" : Live concert at Berlin (Germany) Raga Jaijaiwanti and Manjh Khamaj.