(born 12 April 1953) is one of the virtuosos of the north Indian vocal classical style, Dhrupad
and a professor of vocal music and Dean,faculty of performing arts at Banaras Hindu University
Sanyal was born in Katihar
. He was trained in the dhrupad style of vocal music of the Dagar brothers, descendants of Haridas Dagar
, who lived in the fifteenth century and trained the legendary Tansen
Between 1963 and 1975, he received his training in Dhrupad under the senior Dagar brothers
, Zia Mohiuddin Dagar
and Zia Fariddudin Dagar
in Mumbai, India. He received an M. A. in philosophy from Mumbai University
and a Master in Music from Banaras Hindu University
, securing the gold medal. He completed his Ph.D. in musicology from the same university, 1980 under the supervision of Prem Lata Sharma.
Ritwik Sanyal is a Professor & Head of the department of vocal music and Dean at Faculty of Performing Arts Banaras Hindu University
. He also composes dhrupad lyrics.
He has assimilated the Dagarvani
tradition of Dhrupad and evolved a distinctive style of his own in the rendering of Dhrupad. He has specialized in advanced technique of Alap
, voice culture and pedagogy both traditional and institutional.
- Ritwik Sanyal:Makar Records, France
- Hori: Makar Records, France
- Dancing to the Flute, Australia
- Nada Records, South Korea (SEM Nada DE 0267)
- Ritwik Sanyal & Gianni Ricchizzi (Raga Shree)
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