Project Description

Pt Tarun Bhattarcharya, Pt. Sandip Bhattacharya

Indian concerts in Arnhem.

Pt. Tarun Bhattacharya · Santoor, Pt. Sandip Bhattacharya · Tabla, Guru Sanchita Bhattacharya · Odissy dance

The concert starts with traditional Indian instrumental music, performed by two Indian maestros on santoor and tabla – Pt. Tarun Bhattacharya and Pt. Sandip Bhattacharya. Later the performance will close with Odissy Dance by Guru Sanchita Bhattacharya along with santoor and tabla.

Pandit Tarun Bhattacharya – santoor

Santoor master Pandit Tarun Bhattacharya is a pioneer and revolutionary musician who has radically changed the face of Indian classical music. This makes him an unrivalled ambassador of modern Indian culture.

As a former student of the legendary Bharat Ratna Late Pt. Ravi Shankar is one of the most celebrated performers of Indian music with concerts at the Royal Albert Hall, Palace-de-Beaux (Brussels), Theatre- De-La-Ville (France), Apollo Theatre (Spain), Jubilee Auditorium (Canada), Kremlin (Russia) to his credit. His international fans include Prince Charles, George Harrison, Paolo Solaris and many others.

In 1980 he was the first to demonstrate that it is possible to play “meend” or glissando notes on the low octaves of a hammer instrument. He is also the inventor of the “mankas”, fine tuners that hope to tune the 100-string instrument quickly, precisely and permanently.

His innovative playing techniques have greatly expanded the use of the santoor, so that the instrument is now used in Krintans, Ekharatans, Boltans and other traditional forms.

In addition to his recordings with Ravi Shankar he has published over 100 CDs and cassettes. Grammy nominations and many high honors are credited to his name.

For more details visit his own website:

Guru Sanchita Bhattacharya – Odissy dance

Sanchita learned the spirit and training of the Odissy dance from her mother, herself a dancer, as early as the age of two and a half. Later, she apprenticed with Guru Maya Dhar Raut, Guru Kelu Charan Mahapatra and Dr. D.N.Pattanaik.

Not only is she an excellent representative of the Odissy, she has also put this dance form on the international map through lectures, choreographies, research and the establishment of the Sanchitaa Odissy Dance Foundation in Kolkata (India) and in the US.

She is a social activist and humanist in heart and soul. All her projects speak about social, humanitarian or women’s issues.

Pandit Sandip Bhattacharya – tabla

Sandip is one of the best Indian musicians (tabla/vocal/composer) in Europe. He is known for his mastery as a tablet player and his exciting collaborations with others musicians such as Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia, Lakshmi Shankar, Pt. Budhaditya Mukherjee, and outside India also with Mari Boine (Noorwegen), Mola Syla (Senegal), Eric Voeimans, Ernst Reisiger, Eric Vaarzon Morel and many others. He played at international festivals and also at the royal house.

Sandip is a very good singer and is highly appreciated within the European world music and fusion, the Indian music, as well as in the mantra singing circuit.

Since 20 years Sandip has given numerous master-classes and many workshops. He is a much loved and respected teacher/Guru and has many followers worldwide, who in their own way manage to carry and spread the music further.

Pt. Sandip Bhattacharya