Samir Chatterjee

Samir Chatterjee is a virtuoso musician from India specialized in Tabla. He travels widely across the world throughout the year performing in numerous festivals as a soloist or with other outstanding musicians from both Indian and western traditions. His compositions are widely acclaimed as well as his writings. Samir represents the Farrukhabad school of Tabla playing as a disciple of gurus Amalesh Chatterjee Shyamal Bose, among a few others. He can be heard on numerous recordings featuring as soloist and accompanying many of India’s greatest musicians and in collaboration with western musicians of outstanding caliber. In concert Chatterjee has performed with Ravi Shankar, Vilayat Khan, Nikhil Banerjee, Jasraj, Amjad Ali Khan, William Parker, Branford Marsalis, Ravi Coltrane, Dance Theater of Harlem, Boston Philharmonic, Polish National radio orchestra, to name only a few.

Samir lives in New Jersey and has become a catalyst in the fusion of Indian and Western music in the New York City metro area. His compositions are widely acclaimed. He is the Founder-Director of Chhandayan, an organization promoting and preserving Indian music and culture. Samir is currently on the faculty of Manhattan School of Music, Yale University, University of Pittsburgh, New School University and Chhandayan. He has authored two valuable books on Indian music; ‘A Study of Tabla’ and 'Music of India'.