Sarathi Chatterjee is one of the foremost Hindustani Classical vocalists in India. Born in a musical family, Sarathi received his initial training from his father, Prof. Arun Kumar Chatterjee, a highly respected and accomplished representative of the Kirana Gharana, and from his mother Smt Shefali Chatterjee. Even as his early spark of talent matured into musical sophistication, artistry and virtuosity, Sarathi has continued his musical “sadhana” under the guidance of the celebrated vocalists Pandit Rajan-Sajan Mishra of the Benaras Gharana. Thus, Sarathi’s music now blends the elements of Benares Gharana into the Kirana Gharana “gayaki” of his original training. This has resulted in a unique musical expression in his singing.
Sarathi’s performances are characterized by his depth of expression, purity of tone, the systematic development of Vistaar, the highly complex yet well structured “sargams”, and sizzling “taans” which develop and portray the emotional content of his chosen raga. Apart from Khayal Gayaki, Sarathi is also an accomplished performer of romantic musical styles such as Thumri and of devotional music such as Bhajans.
Pt. Sarathi Chatterjee is actively involved in scientific research collaboration with Department of Psychology, University of Calcutta, Kolkata. Research activities mostly focused on the psychological impact of Music. Currently he is acting as Co-investigator in an extensive research in the field of Forensic Psychology (ongoing research project under Govt of India).
An 'A' Grade artist of the All India Radio and Doordarshan & ‘Outstanding’ category musician in ICCR panel Sarathi has been awarded a junior fellowship by the Ministry Of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India for research on 'Different Styles of Thumri' in 1998. Sarathi had his A.I.R National prog of music in 1998 & 2011, National Prog of music at Doordarshan in 2004 & akashvani Sangeet Sammelan during 2008.Apart from his musical accomplishments, Sarathi also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Rubber and Plastic Technology from Calcutta University.
Sarathi performs regularly at the major music festivals in India including such prestigious festivals at the ITC Sangeet Sammelan in Calcutta, Saptak festival in Ahmadabad, Sangeet Natak Akademi festival in Aurangabad, Dinanath Mangeshkar festival in Goa, Vishnu Digambar Sangeet Samaroh, NDMC morning raga at the Nehru park Delhi, Sankatmochan festival Varanasi, ICCR concerts in new delhi etc. etc.
SANGEETAM a registered society formed by Sarathi in the year 2006 as part of his wider musical interest and to impart professional training to students, honouring great masters, holding seminars and discussions. Sangeetam also holds regularly events and festivals of Music & Dance with a view to showcase the achievements of its’ students & other upcoming musicians.
At UK, Canada, Switzerland, Finland, France, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh,Dubai,Muscat,Doha etc.
A) Vocal music teacher at the dance & music teaching centre Dhaka by the invitation of the High Commission of India, Dhaka, for three years, effective from August 2004 till 2007.
B) Three weeks’ workshop as an expert teacher at the Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, London, UK during July-Aug. 2006.
C) Advance training of Indian classical music at the University Of Visual & Performing Arts Colombo, Sri Lanka in Sept. 2006.
D) Indian classical music training at the Sibelius Academy Helsinki, Finland in Sept. 2003.
E) Indian classical music training at the Helsinki Pop & Jazz Conservatory, Finland in Nov. 2004.
F) Basics of Indian classical music at the University of Central England, Birmingham, UK. in July 2000.
Recent Major Performances
1) At Shanghai, China during the month of July 2013.
2) At Kesar Bai Kerkar Festival, Goa, on November 8th, 2013.
3) At Akaashvani Sangeet Sammelan, at Shimla, on 28th September, 2013.
4) At Sankat Mochan Sangeet Samaroh, at Varanasi in the month of April, 2013
5) Spic Macay Convention, in Jaipur, during the month of August, 2013