A Journey Together:...


“We never thought something of this uniqueness will come out of simple friendly musical interaction and practice together out of curiosity, love, admiration and respect for each other. We didn’t plan anything to do a duet it came out naturally. Music brought us together and gifted us this precious friendship that led further to beautiful creation of arts.” Says the Duo...


Their journey started in the year 2002 from Debapriya’s Guru ji Pt. Samaresh Chawdhury’s place where they were about to perform at the same concert. They met each other being astonished with each other’s musical excellence and spark at the age of 20. Debapriya then shifted to Kolkata after winning award at AIR competition, and that brought these music souls closer as friends and they started regular practice to enhance skills and understanding. In 2005 they were asked by Pt. Samaresh Chawdhury’s wife Smt. Suparna Chawdhury to bring this project on stage and the first performance was in Purulia.

“We did it but were not satisfied at all for we were doing like two solos, and as a duet it was not formatted well, though we were quite in tune with each other. We did another duet in Kolkata in 2006 but that too went through by audience as if we were on stage to compete.” (laughingly) …..says Debapriya


“Our first international tour as a Duet partner happened in 2008, to Australia. And really thanks to that time and air of Australia that we could give a new shape to our presentation widely appreciated by a private group of music lovers. From then there was no looking back as musically we feel excelled which got nourished by Gurumaa Griija Devi ji.” reminds with smile Samanwaya...


Debapriya and Samanwaya are the only consistent Duo of their kind and most sought after Duo of the country presently, admired, adored and appreciated by connoisseurs. Their learning and infinite time spent together enriched their artistry and innovative mind to a different sphere of understanding.

“People can now see we don’t look at each other even on stage yet we conclude at a point, that we believe definitely is a gift of our respect and energy we share.” The Duo adds ...

  • They composed additional music and performed live for an Australian film “The Sleeping Warrior” based on Indian and Aboriginal spirituality got released worldwide in 2012.

  • They Directed the documentary film Girija “A lifetime In Music” that received 65th National Award as the Best Documentary on Art and Culture by Govt of India in the year 2018 and also got Awarded as the Best Documentary on Art and Culture Feature by Los Angeles Independent Music Festival.

  • “PERSON WHO CARES FOR ART OF THE EAST PEOPLE” by Sharq Taronalari International Music Festival, supported by UNESCO and Sponsored by Ministry of Culture, Govt of Uzbekistan in the year 2019.

  • They are the founder trustees of the on profit trust SUR that stands for “Sublime Urge To Rejoice”. (www.surindia.org)

They have performed at major international and national music festivals and venues like WOMAD & MILAPFEST UK, AUGSBURG HIGH PEACE FESTIVAL & ELBPHILHARMONIE GERMANY, THEATRE DE LA VILLE PARIS, THEATRE KLEBER MELEU SWITZERLAND, SAWAI GANDHARVA SANGEET MAHOTSAV, GAANVARDHAN & PUNE FESTIVAL PUNE, GANGAMAHOTSAV & MAHAMRITYUNJAY MAHOTSAV VARANASI, THUMRI FESTIVAL DELHI, BRUNSWICK MUSIC FESTIVAL MELBOURNE, DEIA INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL SPAIN, MANANAN INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL ISLE OF MAN, SITAR FESTIVAL ST. PETERSBURG RUSSIA, NATIONAL MULTICULTURAL MUSIC FESTIVAL, BRUNSWICK MUSIC FESTIVAL, BLUE MOUNTAIN FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL AUSTRALIA, LEARNQUEST MUSIC FESTIVAL USA are few names amongst many to mention.