Monday, 7 October 2013

Kasturi Bandopadhyay - Achievements

Being a winner in A Talent Hunt Show
In E To Noi Sudhu Gaan in Tara Muzik

  • In the year 2007 she got National Scholarship in Thumri Dadra (Upa-Shastriya Sangeet) from The Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
  •  In the year 2008,she got the Second Prize in Thumri,Dadra (Upa-Shastriya Sangeet) in The All India Radio Music Competition.
  • On 12th May 2007 Kasturi has been crowned "Tarar Shera" in the First Pan-Bengali [Indo-Bangladesh] Talent Search Contest in Tara Muzik's E TO NOI SUDHU GAAN which is one of the biggest achievements of Kasturi.
  • In the year 2009 Kasturi joined ITC Sangeet Research Academy as a Senior Scholar and continued her Scholarship till 2011.
  • Now Kasturi is a regular artist of AIR and DOORDARSHAN.

    Kasturi after winning the Tara'r Shera E To Noi Sudhu Gaan Singing Competition in Tara Muzik

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Kasturi Bandopadhyay - Biography

With Father  Pt.Ananda Gopal Bandopadhyay
With Father Ananda Gopal Bandopadhyay & Mother Rekha Bandopadhyay
With Elder Brother Pran Gopal Bandopadhyay
Kasturi born in a highly enriched family is the Daughter of Internationally Renowned Tabla Maestro Pandit Ananda Gopal Bandopadhyay of Benaras Gharana.She was initiated into music by her mother Smt.Rekha Bandopadhyay at the age of four.After that she started taking talim from Vidushi Smt.Subhra Guha.She was also fortunate enough to receive talim for a couple of years under Legendary Guru Pandit K.G.Ginde.After his sudden demise she started taking talim from Pandit Arun Bhaduri in Khayal and at the same time started learning Thumri,Dadra from Vidushi Smt.Purnima Chaudhuri.After getting Scholarship in ITC Sangeet Research Academy she also started learning Upa-Shastriya Sangeet from Vidushi Smt.Girija Devi under whom she is continuing her talim till today..

From her early childhood,it has been noticed that Kasturi is highly talented and has an excellent sense in Music.Gifted with a flexible and melodious voice she has charmed audiences wherever she has performed.She has proved her versatility both in Khayal,Thumri,Dadra and also in Light Music too..

Kasturi has performed  infront of Great Legendaries and Exponents Of Hindusthani Classical Music.To name a few such as Late Pt.Kishan Maharaj,Ustad Zakir Hussain,Late Ustad Sultan Khan,Pt.Bhimsen Joshi,Pt.Ajoy Chakraborty,Ustad Rashid Khan.And she got loads and loads of blessings from them..

Kasturi always keeps an eye on the Purity of a Raaga,as she learned from her Gurus and develops the Gayaki in a decent way.Especially she excels in Thumri,Dadra and in the other forms of Upa-Shastriya Sangeet..