Classical Sitar HIndol Deb Resume

       One of the versatile upcoming sitar player and composer of his generation, Hindol started learning the Sitar at the age of five from his father, Sri. Panchanan Sardar. He also received training from Pt. Santosh Bannerji and later, he was groomed under the guidance of Pt. Deepak Chowdhury, a senior disciple of Pt. Ravi Shankar.

He graduated in music from the Prayag Sangeet Samiti under Allahabad University with a Gold medal and is a recipient of the Sahitya Kala Parishad scholarship. The Indian government in recognition of his talent awarded him the National Scholarship for Sitar.

Hindol has a great sense of depth and maturity in his performance, which is unique at his age. With the deep resonating tone of his instrument, each note makes its presence felt and nothing fades away in ambiguity. His aesthetic understanding is rooted deep in spirituality. Simultaneously, he has also accomplished himself as a composer, exploring the infinite combinations in the crossover of Indian music with various other genres like Western Classical, Jazz, Blues, Electronica, Flamenco and folk music.

Hindol was invited as an Artist-In-Residence by the French government, in Maison-Des-Recollets to work with different artists ranging from musicians, dancers, painters, theatrics. He was also invited by the Swedish government to represent India, with the musicians from different countries, to compose, teach and perform at the ETHNO festival in­­­ Sweden. He has toured and given his solo performances in different countries like Greece, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy and others.

Apart from being a performer, he is also a dedicated teacher and conducts workshops of Hindustani music, improvisation techniques and Indian Classical music appreciation to musicians.

Updated:  October 8, 2011

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