Indian Partners

Many students studying with Sam have spent some time during their studies learning tabla in India. The Melbourne Tabla School has a partnership with Shubajit Brahmachari in Kolkata India were regular students can go and spend some time studying in a traditional environment in India. Sam and Subhajit have both learnt tabla in the same lineage. They both began their tabla studies with Debasis Brahmachari and later became disciples of the great Pandit Anindo Chatterjee. These links assist the transition for students learning from both Sam and Subhajit. As well as taking students to concerts in India Subhajit also arranges the purchase of professional quality tabla sets for students of the Melbourne Tabla School while in India. The school plans to soon begin regular study tours to India, watch this space for more information.

Subhajit Brahmachari

Disciple of the great Tabla Maestro, Pandit Anindo Chatterjee, Subhajit Brahmachari is in high demand as a soloist and an accompanist of vocal, instrumental, and kathak dance in Kolkata. Renowned for his tonal quality and expertise in laykari, Subhajit has performed widely in India and received numerous nationally funded scholarships. He holds a post graduate degree in music and is a regular artist of Radio and Television.

Born in 1976 to a musical family, Subhajit initially took training in vocal music from his Father, Sri Durgesh Brahmachari, a reputed classical vocalist. He received his first training in Tabla from his elder brother, Sri Debasish Brahmachari, a disciple of Tabla maestros Ustad Munne Khan and Krishna Kumar Ganguly. Subhajit later became the youngest Tabla player in North Eastern States of India to receive the ‘B-High’ grade from All India Radio and remains today a regular artist of All India Radio and Television.

In 1995 Subhajit stood first in the ‘All Assam Music Competition’ and represented the state in the first National Youth Festival, held at Bhopal, MP. In 1998 he received a two year scholarship from Government of Assam to complete his post graduate degree in music. He was awarded by the prestigious ‘National Scholarship for Higher Studies in Tabla’ in 2000 by the Government of India and remains today under guidance of the legendary Tabla Maestro, Pandit Anindo Chatterjee.

Subhajit has established himself as a versatile musician who is also a talented singer and composer. He has recorded numerous CD’s with western musicians and has composed music for documentary films and musical shows.

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