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Indradeep Ghosh is the premier Hindustani Classical Violinist and Violist. He is a trailblazer for Maihar Gharana and an "A" grade artist of All India Radio and Television. He initially started playing violin at the age of six under the guidance of Sri Anamitra Mustafi and has been under the tutelage of Professor Smt. Sisirkana Dhar Chowdhury since 1991. He also had the privilege of training with maestros of Indian Classical Music, such as Pandit V.G.Jog and Pandit Kumar Bose.
His unique creative musical ability is evident in his performances, which ranges from sweet and soothing to fascinating and thrilling, while demonstrating excellent bow technique and melodies. Indradeep plays a rare, custom made five-string violin modeled after the Norwegian Hardanger fiddle, with with eight sympathetic strings allowing for a rich, resonant sound. His playing integrates different styles and techniques of Western Classical and Oriental music into style blending of Gayki and Tantrakari Ang, with fortes being taan and jhala.
Over the years, Indradeep has participated in several music festivals and concerts in India and abroad, such as 10th Asia Festival in Spain, 42nd EUYC in Switzerland, YOMAD Festival in Croatia, Yoga—Vidya Music Festival Germany, Sawai Gandharwa Bhimsen Mahostav in Pune, Biswa Banga Sammelan, Baba Allauddin Memorial Festival, Salt Lake Music Festival, Dover Lane Music Festival in Kolkata, L'Arbre Qui Marche, Festival Des Jardins Des Musiques in France, Learn Quest Music Festival, Tansen-Tyagaraja Music and Dance Festival in USA and many more.
He has recorded on many classical and fusion music albums. He has also contributed to the album, Melodic Intersect: One Vision, which won the Akademia Music Award in January 2016 from Los Angeles.
He is the Artistic Director for Global Creative Arts Academy (GCAA), Houston, Texas and serves as a faculty instructor at School of Indian Percussion and Music, Austin, Texas.
Through Global Creative Arts Academy, City of Houston has recognised his contribution for promoting Indian Classical Art and Culture in Texas and honoured him with a Proclamation stating October 15, 2017 as Indradeep Ghosh Day.
Awards and Achievements:
- Prince of Violin from Association of Alliance Club International
- Human Excellence Award from Cultural Book of Records India
- "A" grade Artist of All India Radio and Television.
- 1st position in All India Radio Music competition in 1999
- 1st position in Swar Prabhat Telent Search Contest.
- Recipient of National Scholarship from Dept. of Culture, Govt. of India in 2002.
- Recipient of Rajya Sangeet Academy Award.
- An empaneled artiste of Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) and Eastern Zonal Cultural
- Centre (EZCC).
- Member of Regional Selection Committee CCRT Govt. of India