Pandit Anindo Chatterjee
Anindo Chatterjee is recognized as one of India's most
eminent tabla players. He was inspired to take up tabla by his uncle,
the sitar player Pandit Biswanath Chatterjee, when he was just four years
old. At five he was All India Radio's youngest artiste. At six Anindo
became a disciple of Padmabhushan Gyan Prakash Ghosh, and studied with
him for over twenty years. Gyan Prakash Ghosh was well known for his extensive
knowledge of all tabla gharanas, as well as his own Faroukhabad gharana.
His guidance gave Anindo's art a firm foundation. As an accompanist, he
is known for his sense of balance and proportion, crisp tonal quality,
modulation of sound production and rapport with soloists. Anindo has accompanied
all of the top musicians and has toured with them all over the world.
He has received numerous honors including Presidents Award in 1970. Anindo
was the first tabla player to perform in the House of Commons in 1990.