Born into an illustrious family of accomplished musicians in the year 1995, it was of little surprise that 4 years old Saptak Chatterjee would begin to show signs of being a prodigy. At the time when most children learnt to walk and talk, Saptak was busy picking up ragas from his grandfather, a renowned classical exponent Pt. Arun Chatterjee and father Pt. Sarathi Chatterjee. Incidentally his training under his father and grandfather has been an informal one, most of it a result of the young boy’s natural leaning towards music.
A graduate of The Hansraj College, Delhi University, he finished his Post Graduation in Audio Engineering and Music Production from the prestigious Sri Aurobindo Center for Arts and Communication. Saptak has proven his merit in the past by winning several University music festivals including IIT Bombay’s Mood Indigo which is Asia’s largest college music festival, IIT Delhi’s Rendezvous and many more. In three years of his college, he has secured premier positions in more than a 100 music events.
In recognition of his extra ordinary talent, he has been interviewed on Door Darshan’s Metro Channel and Zee Televisions morning Zee Channel in the program on Child Prodigies. A recipient of the CCRT scholarship since 2008, Saptak has been awarded the First ever Youth Award organized by The Delhi University and Sri Ram College of Commerce. Saptak is an empaneled artist with ICCR and a B High grade artist in The All India Radio. In the year 2007, Saptak had a concert tour, as a part of the Global Children’s’ Peace Choir, a collaborative initiative of Late Pt. Ravi Shankar Ji and the Austrian Embassy. He toured several cities in Austria and various venues such as the Presidential Palace, Golden Hall, Governor’s residency, etc. The group was under the direct guidance of Pt. Ravi Shankar & Sir Gerald Wirth.
In recent times, Saptak has toured Bangladesh and has delivered many solo recitals in Kolkata, Delhi, Varanasi, etc. Saptak has taken his roots and traditions of classical music into other Semi- classical genres such as Bhajan and Thumris, and non classical genres of music as well. He has had the opportunity of performing contemporary film music on multiple occasions in Delhi, Bombay, Kanpur, Bangalore, Chennai, etc. Saptak has also had the honour of opening the stage for some of the most popular and sought after after musicians of the industry such as Mohit Chauhan in IIT Bombay, in 2013 and Farhan Akhtar and Raghu Dixit in New Delhi in 2015. Saptak Chatterjee’s body work also includes collaborations with Western classical composers, Producers and contemporary musicians, with the latest addition being his first Studio Album, which released on the 4th of November, 2018 titled ‘Material & Mind’.