Abhik Mukherjee


Abhik Mukherjee is an Indian classical sitar artist of the Etawah gharana known for his passion, charisma and spontaneity as a performer and improviser. He received his musical training from Pandit Arvind Parikh and Pandit Kashinath Mukherjee, themselves the disciples of the legendary Ustad Vilayat Khan. Abhik began his sitar training at the age of six in Kolkata, India under the guidance of his father. His first performance was at the age of nine at the Governor’s house , Kolkata He has performed and given workshops in India, the United States, Singapore, Taiwan, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Denmark, Netherlands, Suriname, Colombia,  Cube and Argentina. His performances for the memorial of Martin Luther King Junior  at Washington DC  in front of president Obama, sharing stage with Steve Wonder and Aretha Franklin received critical acclaim. He also performed with the New York philharmonic orchestra. He has directed music for a few documentaries and played and wrote  songs for mainstream Hollywood movies  like  On Golden years, Low down and A call to spy  etc.  He is a founding member of Brooklyn Raga Massive a popular artist collective of NYC and he is also the academic director of Chhandayan, a leading Indian music school of the east coast.

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