An accomplished award winning Indian Classical Sitar performer / teacher and a creative and versatile musician, Dr. Sanjeeb Sircar has a music career of more than four decades during which he has performed and taught music at many places in India, Italy, USA, Australia and England.
Both the Gayake and Tantrikari of the Imdadkhani and Senia Gharana styles are to be found in his rendering of a Raga.
Prominent among his teachers are Ustad Shujaat Khan (son of the sitar legend-Ustad Vilayat Khan) belonging to the Imdaad-Khani-Itawah Gharana, the late Pandit Banwari Lal (1912-2003) of Allahabad, of the Senia Gharana, the late Dr. Raj Bhan Singh of the Gwalior Gharana, and Dr. K.C. Gangrade, Ex. Head of the Music Department of Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. He has also participated in lecture demonstrations, workshops, and performances of numerous eminent scholars and musicologists including Sitar Maestro, Pandit Ravi Shankar, over the years.
He holds a Diploma in Indian Music (Sitar), from the Benaras Hindu University, Varanasi, a Master's degree in Indian Music (Sitar), from the Prayag Sangit Samiti, Allahabad, and an Honorary Doctorate Degree in music from the University of Jerusalem, Chennai.
Being a Christian and on coming to know Jesus more personally over the years, and apart from playing the Indian Classical Sitar, his primary instrument, he also plays Christian Music, the Piano, Tabla, Guitar and sings, participates and directs Choirs more >>