Sandip Chatterjee, a disciple of Pandit Tarun Bhattacharya and vocal maestro Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty, is a rich and accomplished Santoor player.
His collaboration, “Calcutta Express,” has been nominated as finalist in the Indo Acoustic Project’s “Best CD’s of 2006” award in the World Music category. Sandip’s abilities have been exhibited through his albums, which range up to 21 in number. His expertise has also been utilized by renowned music directors like A.R. Rahman, Jatin Lalit, Gulshan Kumar, Rabindra Jain, and Pt. V. Balsara.
Sandip has received several awards and laurels, such as the President of India Award, the Jadubhatta Award, the Sangeeth Ratna Award, and the Abhinaba Kala Sanman. He has performed extensively in many music festivals and concerts all around the globe—as well as lending himself to collaborations with many overseas musicians across genres such as Jazz, Rock, Contemporary, and Fusion.
His collaborations in “Calcutta Express” with jazz guitarist Guy Strazz, “Shanti” with saxophonist Claudio Gigilio and afro-Cuban percussionist Fulvio Farkas, “Emotion” with Swedish jazz saxophonist Elin Larsson, and “Feelings” with guitar player Giuliano Modarelli have been very much acclaimed in Jazz & contemporary world music genres.