Biography

Arnab started learning sarod at a very tender age from his father Mr. Swapan Bhattacharya and then he came under the guidance of Pandit Buddhadev Dasgupta.

It was under the guidance of his guru that he achieved perfection and learnt the rich repertoire of Senia Sahajahanpur Gharana. His music is an excellent blend of traditional and modern form of Indian Classical music which sets apart as a youth face of the Indian classical music that connects to all the generations alike. And this has been possible owing to the unique ability to weave the most intricate textures even at extremely high speed maintaining the purity of the Raga which is definitely unparalleled. With this passion and dedication for music, coupled with knowledge of all Gharanas and their judicious application in his performances.

Achievements

Arnab completed “Sangeet Prabhakar“ degree from Allahabad University in 1999.

He was awarded in many talent search contests in India including Arabindo Music Festival, Ankit Talent Search Contests, All India Music Competition etc.

Was awarded as “Sarod Sunder “ from Orissa in the year of 2005, “Sarod Nayak” award in the year 2007, “Nabin Sarod “in the year 2009.
Apart from this he formed a band called THE ARNAB BHATTACHARYA QUARTET where he blends Indian Classical Music with Jazz and Blues, He gave performances in Europe, Bangladesh and Central Asia with his band. He is also a founding member of renowned bands like THE SPECTRUM and THE SOUL MATES.

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