ABOUT DEBAPRIYA ADHIKARY

Debapriya, is an A graded artiste of All India Radio and Doordarshan and one of the finest vocalists of the country of the younger generation, with a silken voice and uncanny command over the octaves his style of singing is marked by both elegance and grandeur that transcends the audience to a rare height of emotional excellence. His perfection of thoughts, and understanding of voice to keep even intricate elements soothing to ears got him admirers from around the world.

Initially he got his music nurtured and nourished from his very childhood at the hands of his mother Smt. Anita Adhikary. Seeing her child’s interest she took him to Pt. Samaresh Chawdhury of Senia Gharana where he learnt for long 13 years,after she groomed her son the rudiments of Classical music. Debapriya also got a change in his approach towards music with the very guidance of Pt. Kumar Prasad Mukherjee Agra Atrauli Gharana whom he got for a very little time and also learnt with Pt. Vijay Kichlu ji for a while. Both enriched his gayaki with both khayalang and dhrupadang.

Finally his continued taalim since last 9 years with the legendary Padmavibhushan Girija Devi of Benaras Gharana as a Gandabandh disciple has helped him acquire mastery on thumri, tappa, dadra, kajri, jhula etc alongwith the subtleties of khayal he gets from her. With all these Debapriya has earned a name and fame in his land and abroad. He is a topper with Masters in Music from University of Calcutta and empanelled artiste with ICCR.

He has been also performing duet of Vocal and Sitar with an excellent young sitarist maintaining the traditional way of Raag badhat with detailed alapchaari and other angas (phrases) of North Indian Classical music.

He composed additional music and performed live with Samanwaya Sarkar, for an Australian film “The Sleeping Warrior” based on Indian and Aboriginal spirituality got released worldwide in 2012.

He directed with Samanwaya a documentary film featuring her her Gurumaa’s immense contribution towards world the music named Girija “A lifetime In Music” that got awarded as the Best Documentary Feature by Los Angeles Independent Music Festival in April 2016.

 

Awards and Prizes

1996 First prize winner in INTER - DISTRICT MUSIC COMPETITION in Classical vocal event. First prize winner in AKHIL BHARATIYA SANGEET PRATIYOGITA in Classical vocal amongst

2001 candidates from through out Northern India, organised by PRAYAG SANGEET SAMITI, Allahabad

2001-02 First prize winner in INTER - COLLEGE YOUTH FESTIVAL sponsored by AIU, MINISTRY OF YOUTH AFFAIRS, GOVT.OF INDIA &organised by Vinoba Bhave University, Hazaribagh. First prize winner in EAST ZONAL YOUTH FESTIVAL sponsored by AIU, MINISTRY OF YOUTH AFFAIRS ,GOVT.OF INDIA and organised by ISM, Dhanbad. Participated and ranked among the first four in NATIONAL YOUTH FESTIVAL (Maharaja Fest ) sponsored by AIU, MINISTRY OF YOUTH AFFAIRS, Govt. Of India and organized by Gurunanak Dev University, Amritsar.

2002 First prize winner of ALL INDIA RADIO MUSIC COMPETITION at the National Level in Hindustani Classical vocal event.

2004 First prize winner in " Golden Talent Contest 2004" organised by Pandit Ravi Kichlu Foundation. Selected as one of the two best performer among different participants from all over India in a talent hunt by Acharya Viswa Nath Dev Sharma Art Foundation, to perform at Pt. Jasraj Auditorium, New York, USA organized by Vedic Heritage.

2006 Topper as a Masters of Music from University of Calcutta.

2003 Rewarded NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP for the year 2003 - 2005 by MINISTRY OF CULTURE & TOURISM , Govt. Of India.

2005 Recipient of JNANA PRAVAHA Scholarship for Hindustani Classical. Vocal Music, selected by Padmabhusan Girija Devi , Pt.Vijay Kichlu, Pt. Ramashray Jha, Vidushi Purnima Sen, Pt. Kumar Prasad Mukherjee, Pt. Ulhas Kashalkar, Pt. Mohan Mishra.

1996 “Artiste of the Year,” by Vijay Sangha, Dhanbad.

2003 “Best Performing Artiste” by Fertilizer Corporation of India Ltd, Sindri.

1998 ITC - SANGEET REASERCH ACADEMY PROMISING ARTISTE AWARD by ITC SRA, Mumbai.

2005 SANGEET KALARATNA by Matri Udbodhan Ashram, Patna.

Performances : DEBAPRIYA ADHIKARY (Solo recitals)

Abroad

Theatre De La Ville (Abbesses), Paris, France 2013.
Le Rocher De Palmer, Cenon France,2013.
Ragamala Calgary and Edmonton, Canada 2013.
SIA of Victoria, UVIC, Canada 2013.
Learnquest Music Festival, Boston USA,2012.
Indian Music Society, Houston,USA. 2012.
Swaradhana , Tampa, USA,2012.
Hindu Temple of South Florida, Fort Myers, USA.2012.
Holi Mahotsav, Bharaiya Vidya Bhavan Sydney, Australia.2011.
Kulcha Arts Perth, Australia.2011.
Nexus Multicultural Arts. Adeliade, Australia 2011.
Boite, Melbourne, Australia.2011.
Theo Notaras Multicultural Arts. Canberra, Australia.2011.
HarmonyOm’s First Anniversary celebration, in collaboration with World Music Institute and WKCR. 89.9 FM. New York, USA.2010
Basant Bahar, San Jose, USA.2010
Ragamala, Calgary, Canada, 2010
Indian Music Society, Bloomington, 2010.
Vedanta Society, Providence, USA. 2010
Vedanta Society, Chicago, USA.2010.
Vgedanta Society, Seattle, USA.2010.
Jhankar, Cincinnati, USA. 2010.
Basant Sandhya,New Jersey.2010.
World of Sounds by CASC and ISAH, Connecticut, USA.2010.
Palau Marche Summer Concert Series, Spain, 2009
Summer Concerts at Andratx Cultural Center, Spain. 2009
MilapFestival for South Asian Music and Art, London and Liverpool,UK.2009
Tara Arts, London, UK 2008
Indian Association of Manchester, UK 2008
Vedanta Society, Sydney, Australia. 2008
Bengali Cultural Society, Brisbane, Australia 2008
Bengali Association of Canberra, Australia.2008
World Peace Day at Sydney Olympic Park of New South Wales in Australia by Sokka Gokai
International and Bharaiya Vidya Bhavan. Sydney, Australia.2009
South Indian Fine Arts Association in Australia, Canberra.2009
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Sydney, Australia.2009
Seminar at Box Hill Institute of Melbourne. Australia2009
Indian High Commision , Canberra, Australia by the invitation of Her Excellency Mrs. Sujata Singh.2009
In Byron by Ku Promotions. 2009

Concerts in India

Sawai Gandharva Sangeet Mahotsav, Pune.
Srimath Dagru Seth Halwai Ganpati Sangeet Mahotsav. Pune
Ganavardhan, Pune.
Pune Festival, Pune
Mahamrityunjay Mahotsav , Varanasi
West Bengal Rajya Sangeet Music Festival, Kolkata
Sakhti Sardotsav, Shaktinagar UP.
Swathi Tirunal Sangeetotsav, Trivandrum.
Gangamahotsav, Varanasi.
Pt.Ram Sahai Foundation, Varanasi.
Pt. Mallikarjun Music Festival DHWANI, Bangalore.
Institute of Culture, Ramkrishna Mission, Kolkata.
Laxmi Devi Lalit Kala Academy, Kanpur.
Sindri Officer’s Club. FCIL Sindri, Dhanbad.
Samrat Sangeet Sammelan, Goa.
Chaturang Chaitrapallavi Sangeet Mahotsav by Chatugarang, Dombivalli.
Chawlkowa Music College Sangeet Sammelan, Dibrugarh.
National Centre Performing Arts, Mumbai.
India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.
Shadaj, New Delhi
Swargiya Vasantrao Chandorkar Smriti Pratisthan, Jalgaon.
Acharya DevSarmaFoundation, Lonavla.
Saptak, Nasik.
Srjan( An institution founded by Guru Keluchran Mahapatra) Bhuvaneswar
Swar –Sudha & Kalasri Sangeet Sansthan, Jodhpur.
Mehraangad Fort Trust, Jodhpur.