Anjana Roy comes from Delhi, India, where she had her early initiation in music under Shri Rebati Ranjan Debnath, her father and guru, who was a disciple of Ustad Allauddin Khan of Miher. Later she learned from several masters of the art. Anjana earned her Master’s in Arts (instrumental music-sitar) from Banasthali Vidyapith of Jaipur, Rajasthan under the guidance of Shri Rameshwar Dayal Verma. She continued her training under Shri Sachin Datta (disciple of Ustad Allauddin Khan) in Delhi. Afterwards, Ms Roy received the degree of Master of philosophy (instrumental music-sitar) form the University of New Delhi, under the guidance of Pandit Debu Chaudhuri. She further studied sitar with Pandit Manilal Nag, and later Shri Prasanna Kumar Singh, a disciple of Pandit Manilal Nag. Settled in New York, Ms. Roy has taught sitar music at the Shikshayatan Cultural Center in Queens, New York, and has performed at the Queens Conservatory of Music, Brooklyn Public Library, International house, the Indian Consulate and in many private concerts. Currently Ms. Roy is studying under the tutelage of Shri Parimal M. Sadaphal from Delhi, who is a senior disciple of Pandit Ravi Shankar and one of the foremost sitarists of India. Ms. Roy released a CD of India Classical Music on sitar featuring Raga
Acharya Ustad Allaudding Khan “Musician for the Soul”
Raga Rageshree Alap
by Anjana Roy
Ragas live festival
Degree of Master of Philosophy(instrumental-sitar) from the University of Delhi,India.
Earned Masters degree in Music from Banasthali Vidyapith, Rajasthan,India under the guidance of Shri Rameshwar Dayal Verma.
Initiation of music from my father, Shri Rebati Ranjan Debnath, who was the direct disciple of Acharya Ustad Allauddin Khan of Maihar in India.
Other musical training from the following renowned musicians and great teachers: Shri Sachin Dutta(senior disciple of Ustad Allauddin Khan),Pandit Debu Chowdhury, Pandit Manilal Nag,Shri Prasanna Kumar Singh, Shri Parimal M. Sadaphal.
Performed at Rubin Museum in New York twice a year since 2012.
Performed at Queens Conservatory of Music,Queens in New York.
Performed at Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza in New York.
Performed at Indian Consulate in Manhattan in New York.
Performed at Anand Ashram in Monroe, New York.
Anjana Roy is a strong embodiment of the empowering stance of Indian women in the performing arts.
Anjana created her book, ‘Musician for the Soul Acharya Ustad Allauddin Khan’, out of a dissertation as a requirement of her Master of Philosophy Degree from the University of New Delhi.
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