great artistic temperament and exceptional aesthetic sensibility has left an
indelible impression on the minds of her audiences and critics alike.
from a family of musicians. At the age of 3, she started learning under the
guidance of her mother Shikha Chatterje and her aunt Rita Roy; later around 5
years of age Indrani started learning under her maternal grandfather Shri
Sanjib Banerjee, a well known vocalist of the Kirana Gharana. In 1996 she was
selected as a scholar of the prestigious ITC Sangeet Research Academy, Calcutta and came under
the able guidance of Pandit Arun Bhaduri. Indrani is also learning
Thumris and Bhajans from Bidushi Purnima Choudhury, great exponent of Thumri
from Benaras Gharana. She also got Taalim from the Great Guru Late Pandit
Ramashray Jha Ji of Allahabad.
Indrani is a
regular performer in All India Radio and Television. She is also a graduate
from Burdwan University.
acquired degree of “Sangeet Prabhakar” from Prayag Sangeet Samiti, Allahabad and “Upadhyay” from Trailokya Sangeet Parisad, Calcutta.
already performed in some important concerts in Calcutta, such as,
Bagbajar Alaapan, Sangeet Piyasi, Sovabazar Sangeet Sammelan, Rajya Sangeet
Academy(State Music Academy),St Xaviers College, Oxford Book Store(for
Kolkata Book fair, 2005), Sangeet Research Academy (Kolkata)"
- for Home coming Festival, Akar Prakar- Thumri concert for the
Inauguration of Shri Ganesh Haloi’s
Painting exhibition-Benares, Weavers
Studio(Kolkata)-for Womens day concert,
Etv and Tara Bangla
(Tv shows) etc.
Calcutta she has also performed in BE College(Shibpur, Howrah),Sri
Aurobindo Ashram (Pondicherry),Sri Aurobindo Auditorium
(Auroville,Pondicherry),Indian Institute of Fundamental Research
(Bangalore),IIC (Ahmedabad), India International Centre (Delhi), Kalidas
Rangalaya, Patna, Organized by Surtall, to celebrate 126th birth
anniversary of late Pandit Kanthe Maharaj Ji, inaugurated by Pandit
Kishen Maharaj Ji, “Kala
Prakash” in Varanasi, in memory
of Late Guru Pandit Ramasdhray Jha Ji,
Sadaj Baithak- Delhi,Sangeet
Samaroh – Bhadohi, Concert in Raipur,to
name a few.
important venue (abroad) Indrani has performed:
-In 2001 Indrani performed in various cities in France and Germany. She
performed in ‘Magie des Voix’, a Festival which presents vocalists from
9 countries and there Indrani performed as a representative of India.
-"Tour University" (France 2003)
in Annonay" (France 2003)
-"Musse Guimet"(Museum for Asian Art and Culture, Paris, 2006)
-Festival “FIMU” (Belfort, France, 2006)
-“Chapel St Jean” (Mulhouse, France, 2006)
- "Les Orientales Festival” (Saint-Florent- le-Vieil,
-"The Nehru Centre" (London, 2006)
-"Jazz lives in Syria" (Damascus and Aleppo Citadel, Syria,
-"Concert in Strada in Mouans-Sartoux" (Near Cannes, France,
-"Festival - Bombaysers de Lille 3000" (France, 2006)
-"Concert in Saint Jans - Cappels" (Near Lille, France,
2006) Organised by Le Conseil General du Nord and Villa
Departmentale Marguerite Yourcenar
in Lebanon- Beiruth Music Hall (2008)
Fest’- Jazz café-London, (2008)
Note Festival (2008,2009)- Paris, France
Festival – Prague,
Festival, Nyon- Switzerland (2009)
-Montreal Jazz Festival – Canada
concerts in Switzerland
Fribourg, Nyon, Bern, Cully) Budapest
(Hungery), Prague (Czech), Slovakia(2008) and Canada
(Montreal and Toronto).
Beside performing Indian Classical music, Indrani has also performed and
composed in different experimental music project’s and Album’s, such as-
BENARES- EMI, Bule Note(with
Erik Truffaz and Malcolm Braff), White Note (Sony,BMG)- Composed by Bickram Ghosh
teaching in Calcutta, she also conducted vocal workshops in France, Germany and
Damascus (Higher Institute Of Music, Syria).
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