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Pt. Subhen Chatterjee has lately played LIVE in a 60 minute non-stop composition with 300+ musicians, playing over 350 different musical instruments which has recently helped him entering into the Guinness Book of World Records in the category as : Longest single performance by largest number of musicians, live on Stage"

“A great performer …… very pleasing personality on stage.” – Washington Post

“Internationally acclaimed tabla player …… accompanied Shahid Parvez with power & maturity.” – Economic Times

“mind blowing …… excelled in solo improvisations.” – The Statesman

“evocative ….. easy-going stage presence ….. creates a solid impact.” – The Telegraph

“supported Pt. Rajan & Sajan Misra ably ….. equally versatile with vocal music …… surely one of the best amongst the present generation of tabla players.” – Asian Age

“a great percussionist ….. led his own world beat fusion experiments.” – Edmonton Journal

“Tabla exponent Subhen Chatterjee is again ready to break new ground while accompanying Girija Debi at Royal Albert Hall, London and the Theatre-De-La-Ville in Paris” - The Telegraph
Subhen, one of the most sensitive tabla players of today, has indeed blossomed into an able and energetic tabaliya who genuinely enjoys his art. His performance was strong and steady but yet unobtrusive when the situation demanded. Bengali Association of Kitchener –Waterloo (Canada) organized the concert." - Lakshman Ragde is a retired teacher from Brantford, ON. He has published three music books.

SUBHEN CHATTERJEE bases his style of playing to Lucknow Gharana that he learnt from his illustrious Guru tabla maestro Pandit Swapan Chowdhury. Not restricting himself to one single Gharana-Subhen went on to learn the intricacies & beauty of other Gharanas that he introduced in his playing & which has made his style of playing so unique & distinctive.

Pt. Bhimsen Joshi, Smt. Girija Devi, Pt. Jasraj, Smt. Sobha Gurtu, Pt. V. G. Jog, Pt. Rajan-Sajan Misra, Ustad Rashid Khan, Ustad Shahid Parvez, Pt. Viswa Mohan Bhatt, Ustad Ashish Khan, Pt. Ulhas Kashalkar, Pt. Manilal Nag, Ustad Ali Ahmed Hussain Khan, Pt. Ronu Mazumder, Pt. Chitresh Das and many others and has earned a very good name both from the audience as well as the press. Subhen is also a very fine soloist.

WOMAD(World Organisation of Music & Dance, founded by renowned guitar player Peter Gabriel) by collaborating with such distinguished artistes such as Paul Horn (Flautist), David Cosby (of Crosby, Still, Nash & Young famed) etc. Subhen has also created India’s leading fusion band, KARMA, (in the year 1985) which is still the only of its kind from the easter part of India.

Subhen’s recent collaboration with renowned percussionist, SIVAMANI, has enabled him to form another unique fusion band called FRIENDS OF DRUMS (F. O. D) whose main objective is to help the lesser known yet very talented musicians sharing stage with renowned ones. F. O. D. has also planned for supporting old and handicapped musicians (financially or otherwise) who had served the music world for years.

His album BANDISH FUSION was nominated for JPF Music Awards (one of USA's leading music awards) in 2006.

Subhen's latest albums "BANDISH FUSION: Redefind" & "BANDISH FUSION: the lasting legacy" are already in the charts, both in India & abroad. For more details on this, please log on to:


With Padmabhushan Smt. Girija Devi
PRATIKSHA [Sagarika]  
SONGS FROM VARANASI [Nimbus Records]  
INDE DU NORD (Live in Paris) [Occura Radio France]  
SPRING MELODY [Mantra Records]  
With Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt
MOMENTS ( Dreamz Muzik)  
SLEEPLESS NIGHTS (along with Matt Malley) [Harmonia Mundi]  
With Ustad Shahid Parvez
ARTISTRY [Bihaan Music]  
MORNING GLORY [Biswas Records]  
EMOTIVE SITAR [Biswas Records]  
DOUBLE CD ( LIVE IN TORONTO ) [India Music Club]  
With Pt. Manilal Nag & Pt. Ramesh Mishra
ARTISTRY (Sitar & Sarengi duet) [Rhyme Records]
With Budhaditya Mukherjee
SITAR [Biswas Records]  
MAGIC MOMENTS [Sapphire Records]  
With Pt. Manilal Nag & Ustad Ali Ahmed Hussain (Sitar & Sehnai Duet)
MUSIC FROM MAESTROS [Biswas Records]  
JUGALBANDI [Rhyme Records]  
SHEHNAI [B M G Records]  
With KARMA - the fusion band
BANDISH FUSION: the lasting legacy [HMV SAREGAMA]  
BANDISH FUSION [Prime Music]  
SECULAR MINDS [Plus Music]  
BASICALLY YOURS [Megaphone Records]  
BEYOND LIMIT [On Air Communications]  
With Snehashish Mazumder (Mandolin)
ECLECTIC TRIO ( with Pt. Rupak Kulkarni ) ( Dreamz Muzik )  
MANDOLIN DREAMS [World Music Records]  
RAINBOW [Neelam Records]  
With Dr. Rajeeb Chakraborty
TRILOGY ( with Mr. Jesse Bannister ) ( Dreamz Muzik )  
BLACK & WHITE (RAJEEB & REENA: Sarode - Sitar duet) [On Air Communications]  
SEASONS (with Rajeeb) [Rhyme Records]  
CROSSWINDS (RAJEEB & JESSE BANNISTER: Sarode - Saxophone duet) [On Air Communications]  
RAJEEB & REENA (Sarode - Sitar duet) [Neelam Records]  
With Others
DESERT ROOTS ( with The Langa Manganiyars of Rajasthan ) (Dreamz Muzik )  
BAUL EXPRESS ( with The Bauls of Bengal ) ( Dreamz Muzik )  
BLISS (Tabla Solo) [M2 Records]  
EMOTIVE SARENGI (Pt. Ramesh Misra) [M2 Records]  
SADHANA (Pt. Rajan & Sajan Misra- vocal duet) [PESHKAR INT'L]  
LAGUK HAWA (With Rejwana Chowdhury Bonnya - An album on Rabindra Sangeet as World Music) [HMV SAREGAMA]  



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