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Artist Profiles: Subhankar Banerjee

Subhankar Banerjee is a tabla virtuoso from Kolkata (Calcutta), who has been on the concert circuit since he was sixteen and has performed regularly with many distinguished artists, both vocalists and instrumentalists. Subhankar Banerjee’s style combines technical mastery with creativity and his popularity can be gauged by the fact that he has already featured on more than one hundred commercial recordings.

At the age of five he was placed under the tutelage of Shri Swapan Shiva, celebrated artist and teacher of Farukhabad Tabla Gharana. There are six recognized distinctive styles (gharanas) of tabla playing in North India, and over the years Subhankar has dedicated himself to the study other gharanas from different maestros.