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The Telegraph The Times of India The Tribune
A remarkable presentation of Bhairavi Thumri, after a long time. The most promising vocalist of his generation, gifted with an enviable range of vocal chords and who renders the most intricate musical passages with ease. A melodious voice that seldom falters on any note or in any pitch is the greatest asset of Chiranjib, a pride of Bengal.
Indian Express Ananda Bazar Patrika The Statesman
Tremendous vocal range and most complex tans, as well as his innate sense of artistic unity, received thunderous applause. The presentation of Raga Malkauns by Chiranjib Chakraborty is comparable to any great vocalist. One composition of Ustad Asique Ali Khan of Patiala Gharana delivered by Chiranjib received appreciation. Haridas Sangeet Sammelan, in collaboration with Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre, presented young performers at Rabindra Sadan. One of them was Chiranjib Chakraborty, who showed promise in his Khayals in Ragas Bageshri and Jayajayanti. His style in performance proves his good exercise in talim and riyaz.
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Major Performances

1992 1998 2003
- Music Conference at Raipur, MP, India - Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, London - In Memory of Radhika Mohan Maitra, Kolkata
2004 2005 2006
- Nehru Centre, London, organised by Surdhwani - Bhubaneshwar Music Circle, Orissa, India
- London Thames Festival
- HCL Concert at Habitat Centre, Delhi
2007 2008 2009
- Prachin Kala Kendra, Chandigarh - West Bengal State Music Academy Conference - Amir Khan Samaroh, Indore
- Geneva Music Conservatory


Notable Milestones

National Scholarship Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Haridas Sangeet Sammelon
In 1993, Chiranjib was awarded a National Scholarship in Khayal (classical vocal music) from the Government of India. He also received awards from West Bengal State Music Academy, India, in 1987, 1992, and 1993 respectively for Dhrupad, Dhamar (the two most renowned and ancient forms of classical vocal music) and Khayal. In 1997, he toured the UK for the first time and was later engaged by Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan as a Summer School Teacher for both the Classical Vocal and Bengali Music Departments. In 1998 he again toured extensively throughout the UK. During 1998/99, he performed twice at Haridas Sangeet Sammelon, Kolkata, India. He also performed brilliantly in the 'Young Talents Conference', organised by the State Music Academy of West Bengal.
Millenium Festival France Tour Beethoven Records
In 2000 he performed at the Millenium Festival, organised by Shova Bazar Sangeet Sammelon, Kolkata. Chiranjib also toured France extensively (Tour, Toulouse, Mulhouse, Lyon and Paris) in 2001. At the same time he also performed as the only Indian vocalist in the night long Indian Classical Music Concert held for the first time in Paris. He was also invited to perform in Marseille in 2002. Chiranjib released two classical CDs on Beethoven Records in the years of 2001 and 2002 respectively.
Asian Music Circuit UK Tour Muswell Hill Music Festival
Under the auspices of the Asian Music Circuit, he performed at Dundee, Scotland as well as performing as a vocalist in the musical dance production 'Tarang', which took place at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London in 2001. He remained an integral part of the fusion group 'Shivanova' as a vocalist, and toured throughout the UK in 2001/02. In 2002 he also performed in a classical concert in Kolkata in memory of Late Pandit Radhika Mohan Maitrya, organised by Pandit Buddhadev Dasgupta, the eminent musician of India. Very recently Chiranjib performed Indian classical music in a duet with the sarod (Indian lute-like stringed instrument) at the Muswell Hill Music Festival (in collaboration with Tagore Music).