Anirban Roy Chowdhury
Is one of the finest dynamic and promising products of the contemporary generation of Tabla players. His music lineage hails from the renowned famous Punjab ‘Gharana’ school of Indian classical music. He has trained extensively and derives his proud music education and lineage from renowned Punjab Gharana stalwarts Ustad Alla Rakha Khan, world renowned Tabla legend and percussion genius, maestro Ustad Zakir Hussain and renowned maestro Pandit Yogesh Samsi (all proud Punjab Gharana torch-bearers).
Anirban has performed globally with various artists and legends of Indian Classical music, as well as done numerous collaborations on the international festival circuit with various Western Musicians. Anirban was awarded the “Promising Best Musician of the Year” in May 2014 from Bihaan Music Industries, Kolkata India. The Award was dedicated in the name of famous Ustad Karamatullah Khan Sahab – a doyen of the Farrukabad ‘Gharana’ style of Tabla. Most recently, Anirban performed at Carnegie Hall on April 13, 2015 in a prestigious collaboration of “Jaunpuri Raga” with renowned western classical pianist Kimball Gallagher and Indian classical vocalist Ustad Mashkoor Ali Khan.
Anirban is currently based out of New York and travels actively to various countries for music concerts throughout the year. He is the founder, and director of a successful organization called “Rhythm Eternal” – an organization conceptualied in 2014 - dedicated to the promotion of Classical music, and performing arts in society, while raising awareness for social causes via the medium of Music. Anirban believes in giving back to society and enriching the lives of people through the offering of music as medium of enlightenment, knowledge and therapy and works tirelessly to convey the message.
Rhythm Eternal's debut maiden concert was held on the prestigious stage of the G.D. Birla Auditorium in Kolkata, India on May 24th 2014 and culminated in a fantastic collaboration of world-renowned Indian Classical instrumentalist, as well as eminent vocalists coming together in a beautiful evening of spell-binding performances.
Anirban’s web page with details on his musical career can be found at www.anirbanroychowdhury.com