AN UNAPOLOGETIC CLASSICIST
In a world that is increasingly hostage to diminishing attention spans thanks to insta-everything, Toronto-based musician Arnab Chakrabarty (b. 1980) chooses to spend his life exploring Raga Music in the immersive detail it demands. Barely 40, he is one of the top ranking sarod players in the world today.
Trained in the orthodox Lucknow and Shahjahanpur stylistic idioms, Arnab has studied with such luminaries as Dr Kalyan Mukherjea, Ustad Irfan Muhammad Khan and Pandit Buddhadev Dasgupta.
Since 1998, Arnab has performed all over the world in a touring career spanning 35 countries and over 850 professional concerts.