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Multi-instrumentalist Joydeep Mukherjee is one of the most promising performer and upcoming
artists of Sarod and the rare cum extinct instrument The Radhika Mohan Veena, designed and
invented by his dadaguru Late Pt. Radhika Mohan Maitra in 1948. He belongs to the traditional
Senia Shahjehanpur Gharana of Sarod – the roots of which dates roughly to 16th century. Born in
West Bengal in 1982, he took to playing the Sarod since 1987 from an early age of four years under
the able guidance and tutelage of illustrious Guru, Sangeetacharya Pranab Kumar Naha, one of
the notable disciples of the legendary musician Sangeetacharyya Late Pt. Radhika Mohan Maitra,
and continuing his ‘Talim’ under him till date. Joydeep is also taking his “Talim” on lay karis and
bol bani from the Tabla exponent Pt. Debashish Sarkar, a disciple of Late Pt. Kanai Dutta & Late Pt.
Gyaan Prakash Ghosh, since 2013.
He stood 1st across various All India Music competitions including Chetla Murari Smriti Sangeet
Sammilani, Bharat Sanskriti Utsab, etc & has been performing across numerous conferences in
India & abroad including Dhrupad Mela, Kashi Sangeet Samaj, Subah-e-Banaras, Varanasi, Prayag
Sangeet Samiti, Allahabad, India International centre, India Habitat Centre, Delhi, Uttarpara
Sangeet Chakra, Kolkata etc etc to name a few and parts of Europe & Asia too and has been
extensively covered across print & electronic media. In 2016, a solo audio album has also been
released under his name.
He has been appreciated whole heartedly by Padma Vibhusan Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan,
Padma Bhusan Late Pt. Buddhadeb Dasgupta, Pt. L K Pandit, Music Dept of Vishwa Bharati
University, and many others .
He is also an avid composer and voracious experimenter, composed so far 20+ classical
instrumental bandishes out of Tagore’s songs and also reviving extinct & rare musical
instruments of India for stage performances like THE RADHIKA MOHANVEENA (1948) &
TARAFDAR SUR-SRINGER (mid 50s). Both the instruments had been created by Pt. Radhika Mohan
Maitra but became almost extinct post his demise in 1981. He has expertise in the treatment and
execution of Rare & Rarest ragas of Hindustani Music received mostly from the repertoire of Late
Pt. Radhika Mohan Maitra. In his instrumental renditions he demonstrates and showcases both the
Khayal & Dhrupad forms and typically follows the traditional Senia – Shahajehanpur baaj as
curated by his dadaguru Pt. Radhika Mohan Maitra.