Devashish Dey is a fine and talented Hindustani classical vocalist based in Varanasi.
Here are some samples of a performance recorded at a home concert there a few years ago:

Raag Todi

Light Classical piece

DEVASHISH DEY BIODATA:

PERSONAL:

NAME Devashish Dey

DATE OF BIRTH April 26, 1964

ADDRESS B-15, Kashiraj Apartment, Kamachha, Varanasi 221010, India

TELEPHONE NO. +91 9839097503

E-MAIL <deydevashish@yahoo.com>

MUSICAL:

TEACHERS' NAMES

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.

QUALIFICATIONS:

ACADEMIC B.Sc.(Hons. in Physics ) B.H.U. Varanasi.

MUSICAL Sangeet Praveen (Equivalent to Masters Degree) Prayag Sangeet Samiti - Allahabad

GRADE 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

CASSETTES:

1. MGMC-003 by Musica Global producciones Madrid, Espana - Ragas Shankara, Chandrakaush & Bhajan.
2. Stuti Manjari - Samskrita Shloka recital - by Jnana Pravaha

PERFORMANCES:

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

LECTURE DEMONSTRATIONS

B.H.U. Varanasi 1991, 2001, Allahabad University 1999, Agra University 1992

RADIO CONCERTS

Delhi, Bhopal, Jabalpur, Gorakhpur, Varanasi

TV TELECASTS

CPC Delhi, Lucknow, Gorakhpur.

PAPER CLIPPINGS

"Devashish 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

"Not 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 ranged voice.."
"The Hindu", 5th June 1992

"A 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

"His 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

"As 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

"...who 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

"...voice 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


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