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Dibyarka Chatterjee

Dibyarka Chatterjee is a young and promising Tabla player from the Farrukhabad Gharana. His natural inclination towards Tabla became evident shortly after his birth and at the age of five he was initiated into music by his illustrious father Pt. Samir Chatterjee. Since then he has been going through the rigorous disciplines of lesson and practice.

Dibyarka was born in Calcutta where he spent first 10 years of his life. In Calcutta he was already performing for the All India Radio as a child prodigy. Shortly after he moved to the U.S. with his family, he was recognized for his talent by music lovers and Tabla enthusiasts and started performing with his father and in group performances composed and directed by him. In all of these performances he could be singled out for his brilliance.

Later on growing up as a professional he started performing with musicians and groups of outstanding caliber, such as Dance Theater of Harlem, Battery Dance Company, Lakshmi Shankar, Ramesh Mishra, Sumitra Guha, Barun Pal, Sanghamitra Chatterjee, Mandira Lahiri, Subhra Guha, Steve Gorn, Tripti Mukherjee, Mitali Banerjee Bhawmik, Partha Bose, Anirban Dasgupta, Debojyoti Bose and others. Dibyarka has performed in important festivals and venues such as Chhandayan All Night Concert (2001, 2003 and 2006) at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, City Center , New York .

Parallel to his musical career he is just about to complete his graduation degree with Philosophy and English from the State University of New York, Stony Brook. He is also a graphic designer and is the web designer and master of Chhandayan’s website .