Debasish Mukherjee is among the leading tabla players to have emerged from the great musical hub of Calcutta. He trained with the doyen of the legendary Benares gharana, Pandit Kishan Maharaj, as well as with his father Pandit Kanai Mukherjee and with his father’s Guru, Pandit Nanku Maharaj, for over two decades from 1976. A sought-after soloist and accompanist for dance and music, Debasish has played for such luminaries as Pandit Birju Maharaj (dance), Ustad Rashid Khan (vocal), Pandit Rajan Shajan Mishra (vocal) and Pandit Budhaditya Mukherjee (sitar) amongst others. He is an “A-grade” artist with All India Radio. Debasish maintains a performance profile in India , the UK and Europe. He visits the UK and Sweden on an annual basis and has worked as accompanist and musical advisor with Den Asiatisca Dance Academin, Sweden and Amina Khayyam Dance Company, UK. He is currently working on two further productions with AKDC.
Pandit Nanku Maharaj, who was renowned for his accompaniment of kathak dancers has imparted a training which gives Debasish an acute insight into dance.
”Debasish Mukherjee is a virtuoso of the tabla, whose astonishing playing is worth the ticket price alone.” Keith Bruce, Edinburgh Festival review, 21 Aug 2015, Herald Scotland.
Music and theater critics have applauded Debasish for his “subtlety of touch and control,” The Hindu 1997.
- Performing at Guinness book of world.
- Edinburgh Festival, Scotland.
- Performing at Water price , Sweden.
- Performing at Sangeet Natak Academy with Saswati Sen.
- Iccr tour of Europe with Pandit Birju Maharaj
- Graduated from Kolkata University.