23 August 2023 /
DR. AMRITA DUTTA
Hindustani Classical and semi-Classical Vocalist
Born in a family of high musical aptitude in a small town Silchar in Assam, encircled by the lush green valley of Borail Range, Dr. Amrita Dutta absorbed music with her very first breath.
Amrita Dutta studied for a Master Degree in Vocal Classical Music (Kheyal) from Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata in 2007 securing First Class. Her academic urge in music attracted her to Delhi University from where she has completed M.Phil in Vocal Music (Kheyal). Then she completed PhD in Vocal Music from the University of Delhi under Late Dr. Prateek Chaudhury in 2019.
Her learning of Classical Music continued and while at Kolkata in the years 2006 and 2007, she took rigorous talim from Pandit Dinanath Mishra, an eminent Hindustani Classical Vocalist of Banaras Gharana. She also took talim in Bengali raag Pradhan and modern songs from Bidushi Haimanti Shukla.
While at Delhi her pursuit for learning Hindustani Classical Music continued under the tutelage of Pandit Bholanath Mishra, an eminent Hindustani Classical Vocalist of Banaras Gharana.
Dr. Amrita Dutta specializes in Thumri, Kajri, Chaiti, Dadra, Bhajan and Hori. She has also been appreciated for her Ghazal renditions on many occasions and she performs Ghazal and light songs as well regularly. Blessed with a mellifluous rich and melodious voice, the soft, emotive and spiritual approach of the Banaras Gharana forms the ethos of Amrita Dutta’s Gayaki. She is also an “A” graded artist of All India Radio, New Delhi in Bhajan category and “B High” graded artist in classical vocal.
Apart from performing, she also runs an institute to train vocal music to music enthusiasts from various age groups under her own establishment named Surbhi Music Academy. This academy also organizes musical events for the young talents and established artists to promote Classical and Semi Classical music.