Debipriya has trained for several years in North Indian Vocal Music. Whilst singing is her primary passion, she has used her musical knowledge to develop a unique and expansive repertoire on the sitar encompassing not only classical ragas and traditional melodies, but also current Bollywood hits, Bengali songs and timeless classic Hindi film songs.
Sitarist and vocalist Debipriya Sircar (née Das) was born and brought up in London. She began learning music at the age of 4 from her mother and her early gurus were the late Pandit Manesh Chandra Kansara (sitar) and the late Sri Golak Mohan Choudhury(vocal).
SInce 2003, Debipriya has been a disciple of Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty, one of the finest exponents of North Indian Classical Vocal music and has received vocal training at workshops conducted in the UK. She has also received tuition in sitar from Ustad Shahid Parvez, and Sri Purbayan Chatterjee at workshops organised by Darbar (UK) and Pandit Sanjay Guha (Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, UK).
Based in Stratford (East London) Debipriya combines her music with a full time career as a cancer research scientist.
Sitar, North Indian Instrumentation, Vocalist
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