Atish Mukhopadhyay

Bansuri, Hindustani Violin, Indian Classical Voice, Sarod, Sitar


Atish Mukhopadhyay stands as one of the rare virtuosos of the Sarode in the contemporary panorama of North Indian Classical Instrumental musicians. A dedicated scholar of traditional music, he proudly carries the legacy of the ‘Maihar Senia Gharana of Baba Allauddin Khan,’ serving as its direct representative and torchbearer. With a career marked by high critical acclaim and numerous accolades for his musical excellence, Atish Mukhopadhyay has left an indelible mark on the world of classical music. Born into a life deeply entwined with melodies, Atish's journey into the realm of music began in 1985 under the tutelage of Guru Professor Dhyanesh Khan. However, it was in 1991 that he discovered a new haven for his artistic expression when he embarked on the profound journey of learning the art of Sarode under the affectionate guidance of Guru Ustad Aashish Khan. Over the course of more than a decade, Atish also imbibed the rich knowledge of Indian Classical Music from Vidushee Ameena Perera, one of the finest Gurus in the field. His musical odyssey even included rare opportunities to study with the legendary Late Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, a testament to the depth of his musical foundation. Despite such illustrious beginnings, Atish continues to enrich his musical repertoire through periodic study sessions with Ustad Aashish Khan. As a performing artist, Atish Mukhopadhyay has graced audiences with numerous solo performances both in India and abroad since 2005. His musical prowess has transcended borders, with successful participations in national and international music festivals, captivating audiences in Russia, the USA, Bangladesh, Uzbekistan, and beyond. His Sarode album, "The Majestic Senia Sarode," released by 'Raga Music' in India, further attests to the sublime artistry he brings to his craft. Beyond the traditional boundaries of Indian classical music, Atish's passion for experimentation, cross-cultural collaboration, and appreciation of non-Indian musical forms distinguishes him as a representative of a new generation of Indian musicians. His involvement in the Ukrainian project "Children of War: Invisible Wounds," funded by the European Union, showcases his commitment to using music as a medium for social impact.

Atish's commitment to education is as profound as his commitment to performance. Having conducted over five hundred music workshops and lecture demonstrations in India and abroad, he has imparted his knowledge to aspiring musicians at esteemed institutions such as the University of Pennsylvania, Punjab University, Akal College of Divine Music, Saint Petersburg Korsakov Conservatory, and the Alliance française Dhaka. Since 2012, Atish has served as a visiting lecturer in both Instrumental and Vocal Hindustani music at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Music Conservatory, contributing to the global dissemination of Indian classical music. His involvement as a founding member and faculty at the Aashish Khan School of World Music in Kolkata reflects his dedication to nurturing the next generation of musicians. The school, under his guidance, serves as a hub for aspiring musicians seeking to delve into the world of world music. Atish Mukhopadhyay's outstanding dedication and elegance in music have been recognized through titles like 'Surmani' and 'Sangeet Sadhak' in India. Notably, he became the first Indian musician to receive the 'Nikolai Rubinstein Medal' from Moscow Tchaikovsky State Music Conservatory. This prestigious award was bestowed upon him by the Government of Russia on the 10th anniversary of a regular course of North Indian Classical Music that he initiated in 2012. In a career spanning over 18 years, Atish Mukhopadhyay has not only been a torchbearer of the Maihar Senia Gharana but a cultural ambassador, transcending geographical and cultural boundaries. His commitment to musical excellence, education, and cross-cultural collaboration places him at the forefront of the new generation of Indian musicians, ensuring the continued vibrancy and relevance of classical music in the contemporary world. In a remarkable milestone, Atish achieved another first by becoming the inaugural Indian classical musician to perform in the northern Siberian region in 2023, an honor extended to him by the Government of Siberia. This groundbreaking performance further underscores his ability to bridge diverse cultures through the universal language of music, expanding the reach of Indian classical artistry to new horizons.

Ready to dive into the enchanting world of North Indian Classical Music? Look no further!

Whether you're a beginner or an experienced musician, regardless of your location or age, you've come to the right place. As your guide, Atish brings a unique fusion of proficiency in various Indian instruments, such as Sarod, Sitar, Rabab, Dotara, Esraj, Dilruba, Bansuri, and more. Moreover, he excels in teaching Hindustani music on instruments from diverse traditions, including Violin, Cello, Guitar, and Oud, along with their respective techniques, as well as Hindustani Vocal music. For the past two decades, Atish has had the privilege of sharing the rich musical heritage of the Maihar Seniya Gharana of Baba Allauddin Khan with students all around the globe. Let's embark on this musical journey together!



  • Empaneled musician with the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Ministry of External Affairs 
  • Empaneled as ‘Multi-Talented Teacher-cum-Performer’ with the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Ministry of External Affairs – from February 2014 to January 2018
  • ‘Nikolai Rubinstein Medal’ awarded in October 2022 by Moscow Tchaikovsky State Music Conservatory for outstanding contributions to cultural cooperation between India and Russia.
  • 'Surmani’ and 'Sangeet Sadhak' titles in 2007 and 2006 respectively in India for outstanding dedication and elegance in music.
  •  Volunteered for the impactful Ukrainian project "Children of War: Invisible Wounds," between November 2020 and March 2021, generously funded by the European Union and Ukrainian Psychiatric Association. Instrumentally contributed by training volunteers from various rehabilitation centers in war-affected regions on the therapeutic aspects of Indian Classical Music through eight 2-hour webinars. Subsequently, released a music CD for war-affected children, distributing 1000 copies to rehabilitation centers across the war zone, harnessing the power of music for social impact and healing. 
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