Saturday April 1st, 2017,
7:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Edouard Michelin Auditorium
No.24, College Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai 600 006,

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Santanu Datta is a music producer, composer, guitarist, singer and music educator whose musical ventures extend from the Jhumur of Bengal to the contemporary classical music of Europe, in the quest of his personal sound.

Born in a family of doctors in 1988, Santanu grew up in a musical environment in a small town in West Bengal, Purulia. Santanu’s musical journey began very early at the tender age of five, with his mother, a passionate singer of Hindustani Classical music. Santanu’s childhood days were filled with the melodies of Tagore, the rhythms of tabla and the practice of Sargam and the Ragas! Though the fascinating world of Western art music dominates Santanu’s professional space now, the influence of those early days remain omnipresent in all his musical efforts! During his adolescencen, Santanu discovered the Classical Guitar by chance and eventually fell in love with it. His teenage tryst with the instrument continued until it became his passion. In 2009, without a teacher, Santanu became the highest scorer among all instrumentalists in the eastern India in ABRSM grade 8 Guitar exam.

After graduating from the Indian Institute of Technology in 2011, Santanu moved to Paris to study Western Art Music and received training in Composition, Harmony, Counterpoint, Fugue, Orchestration, Analysis, Guitar and Chamber music from distinguished musicians like Edith Lejet, Stéphane Delplace, Anthony Girard, Narcis Bonet and others. In 2016, Santanu completed the Diplôme Supérieur (Masters) in Composition from the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris with unanimous voting of the jury. Santanu also studied the Classical Guitar performance extensively and holds Diplôme d'Etude Musicale (D.E.M.) from the Conservatoire de Ville-d'Avray and L.T.C.L. from the Trinity College London. Santanu has received various scholarships for his musical studies and his works have been performed by musicians from all over the world.

He decided then to form his trio to show to the world his music and the arrangement of famous Indian songs and Western classical music he is making along with his musical universe. The trio is composed of Santanu Datta at the voice and the guitar, Pierre-Antoine Lasnier on the bass and Shubasis Bhattacharya on the tabla and other percussion instruments.

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