The Sitar is a world in itself… a world of not just strings, but of transcending heights and unfathomable depths. Exploring this realm of infinity is something that Abhisek has made the mission of his life.
Initiated into the 'tabla' from the tender age of four years, Abhisek stepped into the domain of sitar when he was seven. Under the strict tutelage of his guru, Pandit Shyamal Chattopadhyay, who is the disciple of the Late Ustad Md. Dabir Khan (the Last descendant of Mian Tansen) as well as the legendary maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar, his musical skills blossomed into refinement, helping him evolve as one of the potential sitarists of this generation. He has also been fortunate enough to have received taalim from the doyen of Vishnupur Gharana, Pt. Manilal Nag. He gave his first public performance at the young age of eight and has been a regular artiste of All India Radio since he was ten.
Abhisek has proved his musical acumen by receiving the prestigious "President's Award" from the Government of India, after achieving the first position in All India Radio (Hindustani Classical Instrumental) Music Competition in Sitar in 2003. The Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Govt. of India, has conferred upon him the senior National Scholarship for 2003, in the field of Hindustani Classical Music ( Instrumental). His musical career is etched with numerous other awards – the "I.T.C. Sangeet Research Academy Award" 2003, "Rajya Sangeet AcademyAward", "Pandit Ravi Kichloo Award", "Saltlake Cultural Association Award" , being some of them. His musical recitals have been widely acclaimed by critics and he has bagged numerous press reviews from notable dailies and magazines. He has been fortunate enough to be encouraged and blessed in person by none other than the illustrious phenomenon of Indian classical music, Pandit Ravi Shankar.
Abhisek is an A-Grade artist of All India Radio, Doordarshan and other media channels. He has been touring extensively across the globe on account of his concerts, which include Chhandayan All night Concert 2010, New York City, Academy of Performing Arts, 2010, Rutgers University, Philadelphia Museum of Arts, Bishwa Banga Sammelan 2010/2018, Atlantic City, Salt Lake Music Festival,2011, and Uttarpara Sangeet Chakra in the years 2009/2011/2014/ 2019 among others. He has collaborated with world-renowned jazz and classical guitarist Fareed Haque at Boston Guitar Fest 2010, Utah Arts Festival 2010 and Marquette Waterfront Festival 2011. He has performed alongwith renowned classical guitarist Tali Roth and tabla virtuoso Pandit Samir Chatterjee at the prestigious Indian Consulate, New York City. Abhisek has also composed music for and performed live at Farley P. Richmond’s theatrical production of "Mrichhakatikam" at South Asian Theatre Festival 2010, New Jersey Performing Arts Center.
In unison with Pt.Bickram Ghosh's DRUMS OF INDIA, he has performed at various prestigious venues in North America like the Mondavi Centre of Arts (University Of California), Barnes at WolfTrap in Virginia, Troy Savings bank Music Hall in New York, MIM Theatre in Phoenix to name a few. Abhisek is a regular member of the world famous fusion band Rhythmscape by Pt. Bickram Ghosh and has collaborated with him in playing a number of scores in Tollywood and Bollywood productions and albums, notable among which are the movie JAL (which got the Oscar long list nomination), "The Vayuputras",--- the Original Sound Track of "Immortals of Meluha", "MAYA". He has been a featured artiste in Pt Subhen Chatterjee's world music project "Bandish Fusion". He had the rare opportunity to perform with Ustad Fazal Quereshi on the 99th Birth Anniversary of Ustad Allah Rakha Khan Saheb. He added another significant feather to his cap by performing as well as conducting workshop at Cape Town Jazz Fest 2019, one of the biggest Jazz Festivals in the world, as part of Bickram Ghosh Quartet. He has been invited to perform in Zee Saregamapa as a Guest Artist on special occasions.