[8:21 PM, 3/25/2020] Soumyajyoti Flute: From the distant antiquity, it is the overwhelming tune of Lord Krishna’s ‘Bansuri’
which has enchanted all of creation for years. The musical instrument ‘Bansuri’ or
flute, transforming the ‘fourth one’ of the five basic elements of nature (Panchabhut), is
one of the most popular instruments due to its melody and simplicity. Amongst the few
flutists of recent times, Soumyajyoti’s has distinguished himself via his flawless artistry
of the bamboo flute, as well as a host of other musical instruments. Through his
numerous musical performances, he has conquered innumerable musical hearts, both
at home and abroad.
Soumyajyoti started his musical quest at the age of only twelve years under the able
guidance of Sri Sudip Chatterjee, a senior staff artist of the All India Radio. In the
course of his melodious journey, Soumyajyoti got the privilege of the guidance of many
acclaimed artists and musicians such as Pt. Ronu Majumdar, Sri Debapratim
Roy and . Finally, his musical horizon got illuminated by the
celestial light of his gurus ’Dr.Rajib Chakraborty’, and Pt. Ajoy Chakraborti. Their affectionate blessings shower on
Soumyajyoti abundantly till date and under their tutelage, Soumyajyoti continues to
pursue his tireless musical quest. Soumyajyoti was selected in the ‘All India Radio
Talent Contest’ at the age of fifteen and he has upgraded himself as a B-high artist of
the All India Radio.
Since then, Soumyajyoti has been performing and winning acclaim from varied
audiences and fellow musicians both nationally and internationally. He has performed
in the ‘Bird’s eye Jazz Club’ in Switzerland and ‘Rijeka Jazz Festival ’in Croatia. He
has performed memorable shows at numerous other countries like Germany, Slovenia,
Austria, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, UAE, Kuwait, Bangladesh etc. Some of his recent
notable shows include, the ICCR tour of Sweden and Belarus and NABC empaneled
artist in California. He has given solo performances in France, Australia, Japan, South
Africa, West Indies amongst others. He has also shared the stage with eminent artistes
from all over the world like, Pt. Birju Maharaj, Pt. Chitresh Das, Ust. Ghulam Ali, Pt.
Debashish Bhattacharya, Pt. Bikram Ghosh, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Koushiki
Chakraborty, Rashid Khan and many others..
As a musician, Soumyajyoti has a unique mix of traditional and innovative skills. He
has created new age music, been in a Fusion rock band, performed with international
artists on varied musical styles, as well as played all kinds Indian music including
traditional classical music. In addition to his performances, Soumyajyoti also plays the
role of a teacher to several talented students in India and around the world.