Partho Sarothy is one of the finest Indian musicians. His music embodies the true heritage of Hindustani Raagdari music. His virtuosity on the sarod makes his exploration of ragas an exercise in harmony, tranquility and his serious meditative approach makes his music soar to unscaled heights of fulfillment. Partho started his musical training under his father late Sudhamoy Chowdhury, who was a disciple of Pt. Radhikamohan Moitra, the great sarod maestro. Partho then took lessons for nearly a decade from Ustad Dhyanesh Khan, son and disciple of the legendary sarod player Ustad Ali Akbar Khan. Since 1980 Partho has been under the direct guidance of Bharat Ratna Pandit Ravi Shankar, perhaps India’s greatest musician. With this long and very illustrious training under these great gurus coupled with an inherent protean creative sensibility, Partho Sarothy’s music is truly a symphony in serenity. Born in 1960, Partho is based in Calcutta, the cultural mecca of India. He has been performing for last 40 years in India and internationally as a soloist and also with his great guru Pt. Ravi Shankar as an accompanist in the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Elizabeth Hall in London, Kremlin in Moscow USSR, Carnegie Hall in USA and many other prestigious venues in India and abroad. In India he has performed at all major music festivals: Doverlane and S.R.A. Festival in Calcutta, Savai Gandharva Festival in Pune, Img Fest in Mumbai, Shankarlal Festival and Vishnu Digambar Jayanti in Delhi, Ustad Allauddin Music Sangeet Samaroho in Maihar, Tansen Sangeet Samaroho in Gwalior and at numerous other events.
Photos: Mario D’Angelo & Giorgio Pace