About Ayush

Biography

Born in 2000, Ayush started learning sitar with Shri Chandranath Bhattacharya at the age of 5. Currently he trains under illustrious Guru Pandit Sanjoy Bandopadhyay. Ayush Ghosh has received significant success in the field of Classical Music at an early age. In October 2007, at a public performance in Singapore and to Indian media thereafter, Ayush was observed as an exceptional talent beyond his age and was proclaimed a “Child Prodigy”. Recognized as a an outstanding musician by Asian and Western maestros, Ayush is the youngest well known sitar player in the world. His virtuosity and creativity during public performances have earned him rave reviews with the media and music organizations.

 

Ayush is the recipient of Immigrants of Distinction Award 2017, Youth of Distinction Award for Arts and Culture 2014, Uturn Certificate of Excellence for exemplary achievement in Instrumental music 2014, Sangeet Piyasi Recognition for music in India 2012, Youth Scholarship award for unusual talent by INCA 2009, Ustad Allauddin Khan and Ustad Ali Akbar Khan Scholarship awards (2009 & 2012) by Ragamala. Besides other countries, Ayush has made a positive impact in Canada with numerous notable solo recitals which includes ProArts World Music Series sponsored by Harry & Martha Cohen Foundation, The National Music Centre, Indian Music Festival at The Bella Concert Hall, Calgary Stampede, Calgary International Children's Festival, recital for His Holiness The Dalai Lama, Eckhardt Gramatte, Boyce Theatre, and Thunder Bay Music Festival.

 

Through his performances, lecture demonstrations and media interviews, Ayush continues to inspire youth to embrace classical music. He firmly believes, music has the power to unite people and bring peace within. In 2015, Ayush envisioned, inspired and established the "Academy of Indian Classical Music" in Calgary. Outside Canada, Ayush is involved as an advisory member of the non-profit music organization, “Sangeet Piyasi” in India. He has performed to raise funds for the Fort McMurray WildFire Evacuees at ArtBox and gave renditions for seniors at The Revera. Ayush has also learnt Western Classsical for the past six years. Currently he plays the "First Trumpet" as Section Leader in his high school band and has performed at the Canadian Rocky Mountain Festivals in Banff, Concerts in Calgary, Edmonton and Red Deer. Additionally, Ayush has featured Sitar with Jazz to bring Western and Eastern music together.

 

Ayush is a global success and Canada's ambassador of Culture and Diversity.

-Immigrant Services Calgary

 

Gurus

Pandit Sanjoy Bandopadhyay

Pandit Sanjoy Bandopadhyay is an eminent name in the field of sitar playing. An internationally acclaimed artist he is especially known for his exceptional spontaneity in musical expressions.

 

Pandit Sanjoy Bandopadhyay obtained his major training under the guidance of Pandit Radhika Mohan Maitra and Pandit Bimalendu Mukherjee. His recitals expose audiences to a unique confluence of music from three different schools Senia-Shahjehanpur, Imdadkhani, and Rampur-Senia.

 

Pandit Bandopadhyay is a 'paramount' artist at All India Radio and is credited with several audio & video CDs enjoyed by a global fan base. Pandit Bandopadhyay is the Ustad Alauddin Khan Professor of Instrumental Music at Rabindra Bharati University, India. He has also served as ‘Artist in Residence’ at University of Chicago as well as University of Colorado, USA.

 

Shri Chandranath Bhattacharya

In the world of sitar, Shri Chandranath Bhattacharya is a well known name and is the disciple of Padmabhusan Pandit Debu Chowdhury of Senia Jaipur Gharana.

 

Shri Chandranath Bhattacharya has peformed across Asia, UK and North America and is a regular artist at All India Radio. He holds a Masters in Music from the University of Delhi, India and is the 1999 winner of the prestigious Ustad Mustaq Ali Khan Memorial Gold Medal. At the present time, Shri Bhattacharya is the Director at the Centre for Indian Music & Arts (CIMA) in Singapore.