Indro Roy-Chowdhury
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Indro Roy-Chowdhury

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Indrajit Roy-Chowdhury is an exponent of the Rampur Senia gharana in the venerated lineage of, Pandit Birendra Kishore Roy Chowdhury and Pandit Subroto Roy Chowdhury. Indrajit’s primary talim has been in the veen-kar style of sitar. Drawing on the techniques and idioms of the veena, this style is heard less often these days. Currently residing in New York, USA, Indrajit maintains an active performance schedule with regular concert tours of India, Europe and North America. He has performed at numerous prestigious venues, such as the Kennedy Center of Washington, the Lincoln Center and the Hammerstein Theater of New York, Toronto National Convention Center, Berlin Indian Embassy, Concordia Arts Poznan, Poland and Ramakrishna Mission Cultural Centre, Golpark, Kolkata. Indrajit Roy-Chowdhury has been on the visiting faculty of the renowned Department of Indian Classical Music of University of Pennsylvania and currently teaches at the New York Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan. As a collaborative artist, Indrajit has performed with distinguished artists from other genres, such as jazz great Wynton Marsalis. The collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra was documented and shown in the film Song of Lahore.

 
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