Professor Ritwik Sanyal

Professor in Vocal Music

PROF. RITWIK SANYAL (Ex- Dean)

Vocalist (Dhrupad/Khyal)

Professor , Dept. of Vocal Music,

Faculty of Performing Arts,

Banaras Hindu University.

Born:

Katihar , Bihar, India, Apr.12th 1953

Address:

Res: 5/6 Manas Mandir Colony,
Varanasi - 221005, INDIA

Phone No:

0091-542-2314375 ( R),

E-Mail:

dhruvapada@gmail.com

Web URL : http://www.ritwiksanyal.in/

Education:

  •   Ph.D. Musicology ,BHU 1980,

  • M.Mus Vocal BHU 1976, Gold Medalist,

  • M.A.Philosophy, Mumbai University.

  •  Sangeet Visharad, Mumbai

Gurus:

Rigorous training in Dhrupad genre from eminent Maestros Ud.Zia Mohiuddin Dagar and Ud Zia Fariduddin Dagar for 12 yrs in Mumbai 1963-74

Job:

  • Professor  since 2005 onwards at F.P.A, B.H.U
  • Reader 1997 - 2005
  • Sr. Lecturer 1987-97 
  • Lecturer in Vocal Music 1981-87  

National Seminars:

Participated in almost 20 from  1997-2009

International Seminars:

  •  Sangeet Utsav Mauritius 2005  

  •  Mediterranean Music Dialogue, Jerusalem  Israel 2002  

  •   London Univ SOAS 1992,98,99, Represented SAARC Asian Music Confce. Seoul Korea 1999,  

  •   UK University Circuit 1987-88,  

  •   Cambridge Univ. 1983

Concerts: National :

Performed around 300 concerts from 1976-2009 in almost all Major Music Festivals all over India.

Concerts: International :

  • 50 notable Oriental Music Festival UK 1982

  •   Promenade Concert Royal Albert Hall London 1983

  •   Ravenna Festival Italy 1997

  • Asian Music Circuit London, 1998,99

  • Asian Contemporary Music Festival, Seoul Korea 2002 (ICCR)

  • Other prominent concerts in UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Austria, Italy, Holland Israel,Croatia, U.S

Academics:

  • Dhrupad project, University of London 1988

  • Nominated Sr.Fellow Ministry of Cultural 1993-95

  • Member Board of Studies Universities of Allahabad, Kanpur, Jaunpur

  • Course Coordinator, Academic Staff College BHU 1998,2000,Bodies of UGC-Net.

Awards:

 

 

  • UP Sangeet Natak Academy 2002

  • Swati Tirunal for Dhrupad Award Kashiraj Trust 1995

  • Dhrupad Samman, Jaipur,2007

Publications:

  • Books-  2

  • Research Papers  & Articles -  30 nos

Doctorates produced:

Ph.D and D.Mus.- 17 candidates

Recordings:

CDS - 5, Cassette - 1

Radio/T.V

  Casual Artist Grade `A' Dhrupad.

Appeared National Programme 4,

  Radio Sangeet Sammelan 2,

Broadcast BBC, France, Austrian, German Radio

Member:

North American Dhrupad Assoc. Cal. USA, Dhrupad Annual 1986-95,

Panel of Eminent Musicians ICCR (GOI) New Delhi

Contribution:

Current revival of Dhrupad 30 yrs, Assimilated the Dagar style of singing and evolved a distinctive style, advanced technique of music, Voice culture, pedagogy, Aesthetics and Philosophy of Sound,

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