About the Artist

Shubhashish started his vocal training in North Indian classical music with his father and uncle at the early age of six. Later his formal training started with Pandit Chinmoy Lahiri and subsequently with his son Sri Shyamal Lahiri.

He came to the United States as a student, and in a few years made a name for himself. In the year of 1988 he became a disciple of India's greatest violin virtuoso, Padmabhushan Pandit V.G. Jog. Now he continues his vocal training under Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty, scion and doyen of the Patiala Gharana (style of music). He is carrying on the tradition of classical music in the lineage of some distinguished musicians, including Late Padmabhushan Pandit Gyan Prakash Ghosh, the most eminent musicologist of India today.

Shubhashish has given many concerts in India. During the past several years, he has performed at numerous musical programs all over the US, including Purdue University (Indiana), Louisville (Kentucky), New Orleans, Baton Rouge (Louisiana), Cincinnati (Ohio), Chicago and many other places. He was the featured singer at the prestigious 'Festival of India' at the University of Pennsylvania and at the 'Sangeet Sammelan' in Washington DC. In addition to performances, he has also given lecture demonstrations at music departments in various universities.

During the past few years, Shubhashish has sung with his teacher at several concerts in major US cities. He is also a visiting lecturer at The Ali Akbar College of Music in San Raphael, California. He was invited here by Padmabibhushan Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, the maestro himself.

He is currently teaching in the greater Washington area.


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