Celebrated Indian classical vocalist to perform in Muscat

Muscat-based Sur Mitra, a social group dedicated to promoting Indian classical music in Oman, is hosting renowned singer Kaushiki Chakraborty at a Hindustani classical vocal concert set to be held on May 12, 2017 at Hotel Holiday Muscat, Al Khuwair.
Kaushiki will be accompanied by renowned accompanists Milind Kulkarni on the harmonium and Sandip Ghosh on tabla. Entry to the concert, which starts at 6.30pm, is free to music lovers in the Sultanate.
Kaushiki Chakraborty is one of India’s leading Hindustani classical vocalists of today and a torchbearer of the Patiala tradition or gharana style of singing. She began her training under her mother Chandana Chakraborty. Subsequently, she had the privilege of becoming the ‘Ganda Bandh’ disciple of legendary Guru Pandit Jnan Prakash Ghosh, before becoming a disciple of her father, vocal maestro Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty, under whom she continues to learn.
Later, she was also fortunate to get taalim in Carnatic Classical Music from Padmavibhushan Pandit Balmurali Krishna. Her taalim under her gurus, especially her father, has ensured that she has equal command over the various vocal forms that fall under the umbrella of Hindustani
At 12, she was a scholar at the ITC SRA, at 14, she was on a 50-concert tour in the US with her father and guru Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty, at 16, she took the world of music by storm with her first solo concert in Delhi and by her early twenties she was being hailed as the brightest young female vocalist of her generation. Over the last decade, she has successfully obliterated the gender qualifier. Connoisseurs agree that Kaushiki is, quite simply, the best Hindustani vocalist of her generation today.