Dey is a fine and talented Hindustani classical vocalist based
Here are some samples of a performance recorded at a home concert there a few years ago:
- Alap (64kbps/128kbps)
- Bara Khayal in vilambit ektaal (64kbps/128kbps)
- Madhalay teentaal (64kbps/128kbps)
- Drut teentaal (64kbps/128kbps)
Light Classical piece
DEVASHISH DEY BIODATA:
NAME Devashish Dey
DATE OF BIRTH April 26, 1964
ADDRESS D 31/46, Madanpura, Varanasi, U.P. (India) 221001
TELEPHONE NO. (0542) 450915, 450916
1. Pt. Pashupati Nath Mishra
(Disciple of Pt. Mahadev
Prasad Mishra - Banaras Gharana)
2. Pt. Mukund Vishnu Kalvint (Disciple of Padmabhushan Pt. S.N.Ratanjankar - Agra Gharana & Pt. Rajabhaiya Puchwale - Gwalior Gharana)
FIELD OF MUSIC:
1. Classical Vocal (Khayal)
2. Light Classical (Thumri, Dadra, Tappa, Chaitl, Kazri etc.)
3. Others - Bhajan & Bengali Songs.
ACADEMIC B.Sc.(Hons. in Physics ) B.H.U. Varanasi.
MUSICAL Sangeet Praveen (Equivalent to Masters Degree) Prayag Sangeet Samiti - Allahabad
OF A.I.R. DOORDARSHAN
'A' Grade in Classical Vocal & 'B-High' Grade in Light Classical Vocal
COMPETITIONS & AWARDS:
Won Prizes in
- 1. All India Radio Music Competition - 1985 (both Classical & Light Classical Groups)
- 2. Prayag Sangeet Samiti - 1984 (Gold Medal)
- 3. U.P. Sangeet Natak Academy - 1982 (Senior group)
- 4. Awarded 'SUR MANI' by Sur Singar Samsad, Mumbai
1. MGMC-003 by Musica Global producciones Madrid, Espana - Ragas Shankara,
Chandrakaush & Bhajan.
2. Stuti Manjari - Samskrita Shloka recital - by Jnana Pravaha
DELHI Gandharva Vidyalaya, Habitat,
India International Centre, Maolankar Auditorium, Triveni, Air Force Auditorium
MUMBAI Haridas Sammelan, National Centre for Performing Arts
KOLKATA Jhankar, Tansen Sangeet Sammelan, Bharatiya Samskriti Samsad
BANGALORE Hindustani Sangeet Kalakar Mandali, Bangalore Sangeet Sabha
ALLAHABAD Palusker Jayanti by Prayag Sangeet Samiti
BHOPAL Arambh at Bharat Bhavan
ALWAR Kala Bharati
AGRA Palusker Jayanti at Sur Sadan by Sangeet Kala Kendra
GWALIOR Rawatpura Sarkar, At Tansen's birth place, Baihat
LUCKNOW Awadh Sandhya by U.P. Sangeet Natak Academy, Sparsh
VARANASI Sankat Mochan Sangeet Samaroh, Ganga Mahotsav, Ninad by ABC, Kislaya by Sangeet Parishad, Pt. Omkar Nath Thakur birth centenary by Samskar Bharati and many others
ABROAD Visited EUROPE in 1995, 98, 99, 2000 & 2001
B.H.U. Varanasi 1991, 2001, Allahabad University 1999, Agra University 1992
Delhi, Bhopal, Jabalpur, Gorakhpur, Varanasi
CPC Delhi, Lucknow, Gorakhpur.
has evolved a spirited and individual style into which he has skillfully
grafted features from some maestros of today. These bring an element of
novelty into his presentation. His voice production is open and modulated,
bol-banaav has variety and taans are forceful and taiyaar. His sense of
enjoyment while singing conveys itself to the audience."
Mrs. Sushila Mishra in "The Times of India", 11th May 1992
stars but of star quality. Devashish Dey is slowly rising in the estimation
of music lovers through his recitals. The vocalist has an open voice with
necessary modulations and a delightful free bold style. Having a wide
"The Hindu", 5th June 1992
new star appears in the horizon. Listening to young Devashish from Varanasi
was thought provoking and had a special pleasure. It was nice to find
that the young singer has not ceased his quest for excellence... was well
above the national average of young singers of comparable background.
His taans are clear and fast."
Mr. Raghav R. Menon in "The Times Of India", 29th Dec.1994
voice is fresh and open and he offered it fully, both in range and depth.
The predominant quality of his presentation was his exuberance, while
his dedication and involvement were transparent. Sargams and taans were
delivered, demonstrating a good grasp of the intricacies of rhythm....
numerous taans which flow with arrow like precision, and speed. The tappa..tests
the musicians ingenuity and versatility immensely with its demand for
innovations at lightning speed... the use of notes in the taar saptak
gave one the feeling of soaring heavenwards."
Mrs. Bandana Malhotra in "The Hindustan Times", 2nd Jan. 1995
Debashish launched his famous Khayal in Hamir with its note of charm...
one felt that Hamir and Debashish were perhaps made for each other. His
voice is sonorous and self-gathered, it knows no harshness.. his Tappa
in Kafi promoted his image as a versatile artiste."
Mr. Prakash Wadhera in "The Hindu", 6th Jan. 1995
made a great impact on the audience was young Debashish Dey... sings in
a juicy, melodious voice of commendable range and amplitude. His throat
is in fine trim, ever ready to race past a flurry of fast notes in a twinkle.
His enunciation of word is as lucid as it should be. He has the knack
as well as the imagination to weave into the rich melodic variations which
heighten the effect."
Mr. Prakash Wadhera in "The Hindu" 9th May, 1997
which, at this youthful age, jack knifes into Shree as though he was born
to the sombre Raga. There was flight and tart, subtly aimed swaras- it
was a fearfully true style made his own by effort and a finely tuned aural
memory for feeling."
Mr. Raghav R. Menon in "The Sunday Times of India" 8th March, 1998