Subrata De

Subrata De
Subrata De


Subrata De is the most promising name in Sitar today.

Subrata De is the most promising name in Sitar today. A sitarist from Bishnupur Gharana, Mr. De has not only earned his reputation as a performer but as a cultural ambassador of India, propagating the Indian culture in its purest form all over the world. He also works for cultural exchanges between India and foreign countries through concerts, lecture demonstrations and facilitating exchange programs. He is also looked up to by young artists for getting suitable opportunities and mentoring to showcase their talents at appropriate stages.


Formal Training
Initiated in 1977 with training from Shri Amarjit Singh of Jamshedpur. Later under the tutelage of Surmani Bauri Bandhu Sethi of Bhubaneshwar, he learned the nuances of the sitar. In 1987 became a disciple of the sitar maestro Pandit Manilal Nag of Kolkata belonging to the Bishnupur Gharana. Received special training in Dhrupad and Gayaki style, Tankarin, Alapnang, Gatkari, the identifying features of Bishnupur Gharana. He is inspired by his father Shri. Bhut Nath De , an exponent vocalist cum music scholar of Indian classical music.

Subrata De has been awarded Sangeet Praveen by Prayag Sangeet Samiti, Allahabad and Sangeet Bhaskar by Pracheen Kala Kendra, Chandigarh. Additionally, he has received the National Scholarship from the Ministry of Human Resource Development of the Government of India. He has also been selected on the panel of Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR)as a musician and teacher. Further, he has been associated with the All India Radio as a graded artist since 1990. He was selected by Sahitya Kala Parishad, New Delhi to perform in YuvaMahotsav’98. He also worked as a sitar teacher cum performer at ICC Bangkok for ICCR from 2009 to 2011. In addition, he has released numerous audio cassettes & CDs including Meditation de la India, from Peru, In Search (by Swaranjali), Water In fury (by Shruti), Five elements, Sarang(by Bihaan music), Ganga- journey called life (by HMV-SAREGAMA)and many more. His music is also available through online streaming on Saavn, Twaang, and Hungama.

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