Kalyan Majumdar is a leading upcoming Sitar player of the present time. He is a regular performer in the Professional Circuit and has played in many prestigious concerts all over India and abroad. He is a regular artiste of All India Radio, Kolkata and Doordarshan.
Born in a musical family, Kalyan was a child prodigy. He could sing out notations of any tune and identify Ragas when he was just three years old. Kalyan formally started learning Sitar from his father Pt. Subhajit Majumdar of the Senia Maihar gharana at the age of four. Thereafter he learnt Sitar from Pt. Soumitra Lahiri and the sarod maestro Pt. Buddhadev Das Gupta. He is also a scholar at ITC Sangeet Research Academy under the tutelage of Pt. Partho Chatterjee.
Kalyan has stood 1st in the All India Radio Music Competition, 2015 and won the President’s Award. He is also a recipient of the National Scholarship given by the Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India. He is an empanelled artiste of Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), Govt. of India. He has been conferred the prestigious Ravi Koppikar Memorial Award, 2015 by ITC-SRA (West), IFFA and Music Forum at Mumbai. He is a recipient of the Citi-NCPA Scholarship. He has also stood 1st in the Rajya Yuva Utsav organised by the Govt. of West Bengal in the year 2015-16. He has been conferred the prestigious Telegraph Award, 2014 for his outstanding talent as a Sitarist along with a gold medal. He has also stood 1st in the Dover Lane Talent Search Contest 2012-13 and won the Nikhil Banerjee Memorial Trophy. Sangeet Kala Kendra, Agra has bestowed upon him the prestigious title of “Naad Sadhak” in the year 2016.
Kalyan has performed in various prestigious concerts all over India and abroad, which includes performances at Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society (SIFAS), Singapore Tagore Society, Harivallabh Sangeet Sammelan, Jalandhar, Winter Festival of India International Centre (IIC), New Delhi, National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA), Mumbai, Samanvaya Bhavan Auditorium at a programme organised by All India Radio, Bhopal, The Dover Lane Music Conference (periodical), Kolkata, Epicentre, Gurgaon, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, Purva Tirupathi Balaji Temple, Guwahati, IIM Lucknow, Noida Campus, National Cultural Festival, Hyderabad, Salt Lake Cultural Association, Kolkata, programme organised by Rotary Club (Kolkata), programme at Ramkrishna Mission Swami Vivekananda’s House and many more. His performance has been broadcast from Gorgeous Radio, Wolverhampton, UK.
Kalyan idolises Pt. Nikhil Banerjee and draws inspiration from his style of playing. His music has been highly appreciated by several stalwart musicians, which includes the legendary Sarod Maestro Pt. Buddhadev Das Gupta who has given him certificates of appreciation.
Kalyan has received rave reviews from leading newspapers of India such as The Hindu, The Statesman, The Times of India, Hindustan Times, The Telegraph and many other leading regional (Bengali, Hindi, Punjabi, Telegu) newspapers from all over India. He also has a CD (“Moods and Melodies” from Sagarika Music) to his credit.