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Prof. Prateek Chaudhuri
Associate Professor
Faculty of Music & Fine Arts
University of Delhi, Delhi
27667608 9810022228
prateekchaudhuri@yahoo.com
EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
       
Ph.D. (Music) Delhi University 2001 Thesis topic: Plucked instruments of Northern India in the 20th century (with special reference to sitar) an In-depth study
M.Phil Delhi University 1996 Subject: Ascent of  Plucked Indian Instrumental Music after Independence (with special reference to sitar)
M.A.(Music) Delhi University 1994 Subject: Hindustani Music
       
CAREER PROFILE
       
Faculty of Music & Fine Arts Associate Professor 2 years 7 months till date Teaching Sitar
Faculty of Music & Fine Arts Reader 3 years Teaching Sitar
Faculty of Music & Fine Arts Lecturer (adhoc) 6 years and 11 months Teaching Sitar
       
AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION / INTEREST
       
A Sitarist of repute of the Country.  North Indian Classical Instrumental Music (Sitar), Musicology, Development of Stringed Instruments, Creative  music, Fusion & Crossover forms of of Music, Creation of different concepts for performing thereby presenting Indian Classical Music in various forms making  it were interesting to the layman and also creating unique concept programmes like Soul of India, Sitars of India, World Music Fusion concerts, Murchhnana Paddhati Concept Concerts, which have been widely appreciated by connoisseurs and audience alike.
       
SUBJECTS TAUGHT
       
12 years - 6 months   Teachingt M.Phil, M.A., B.A.I, II, ,III, Sangeet Shiromani Classes, Research Guide for 4 Ph.d and 4 M.phil students      
PUBLICATIONS PROFILE
       
BOOKS/MONOGRAPHS (AUTHORED/EDITED)
Chaudhury, Prateek. 2010. Instruments and Instrumental Music (Accepted for Publication).
Chaudhury, Prateek. 2005. Indiann Music. Sanjay Prakashan.
Chaudhury, Prateek. 2005. Plucked instruments of Northern India. Sanjay Prakashan.
RESEARCH PAPERS PUBLISHED IN REFEREED/PEER REVIEWED JOURNALS
Chaudhury, Prateek. 2007. Many facets of Sitar Sudhakar – Ustad Mushtaq Ali Khan Sahab.
       
CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION/PRESENTATIONS
       
Gave Lecture demonstration on Indian Classical Music with Sitar in many schools (for the promotion, education of Indian Classical Music) in Delhi, Dehradun, Rajasthan, etc. Gave orientation lec-dem to a gathering of Music teachers of all Govt. schools in Delhi.  Performed all over India in Major Music Festivals.
Participated in the 15th Triennial Conference of the Instt. Conference of Museum, a Conference held to discuss preservation of Musical instruments in Sangeet Natak Academy, Delhi on 24th September 2009. 
Presented the Paper “Changing Trends in Classical Indian Instrumental Music ( with special reference to Sitar)” in Allahabad University Music Conference in 2009. 
Participated in UGC National Seminar on “Re-visiting Sangeet Ratnakara vis-a-vis Modern Indian Musical Scenario” organized by Department of Music, Delhi University in collaboration with Sangeet Natak Academy held in March 2008.
Attended  National Seminars on music held in the Faculty of Music & Fine Arts, Delhi in the year 
2010,2009,2008. 2007 and 2006.
       
RESEARCH PROJECTS (MAJOR GRANTS/RESEARCH COLLABORATION)
       
With famous musicians Ryohhei & Kohei of the Famous AUN group of Japan
Rare Sitar with Saxophone Concert with Dave Pietro,  the Famous Saxophone player from New York, USA who has been nominated for 19 Grammy Awards.
Experimented successfully with famous Carnatic Musicians in India.
Unique Jugalbandi Concerts of Sitar & Sarod on Murchhana Paddhati and another unique feature in the cap. and a rare concept to be performed.
Successful Duet Concerts with father,  Internationally Renowned Sitar Maestro Pandit Debu Chaudhuri, and also other instruments like  Shehnai, Sarangi and Violin which have had an overwhelming response and also won the hearts of the Connoisseurs and also  the Audience alike.
       
AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS
       
Sangeet Ratna Award, (Delhi),  Jadubhatta Award (Kolkata), Pandit Nikhil Bannerjee Award (Lucknow), Surmani Award (Mumbai), Delhi State Award, (Delhi)  Yuva Ratna Award,(Delhi) Best Musician Award (Delhi)
       
OTHER ACTIVITIES
       
Contribution in the field both as an educationist as well as a performer of National and International repute.  Awarded with many Honors (mentioned before).  Travelled all over the world to perform and speak on our music.  Assisted Prof. Debu Chaudhuri, (former Dean – Faculty of Music) in his various Publications, Books, Articles, Seminars and Performances both in India and abroad.
“A” class artist of National T.V./Radio, Indian Traditional (Gharaanedar) Artist of Fame and repute having performed all over the world
Also performed for various important dignitaries of the world including President Bill Clinton, President Abdul Kalam, President R. Venkataraman, President Shankar Dayal Sharma, Prime Minister of Norway, Bosnia, etc. amongst many other important dignitaries and Heads of States.  Listed in Asia’s Who’s Who, American Biographies International, Research Guide for 6 students for Ph.D and 2 students in M.Phil (Music.)
Performed extensively all over the world in many countries.  These include countries like U.S.A, Canada, England, France, Greece, Germany, Holland, Austria, Belgium, Japan, China, Italy, Hongkong, Malaysia, Singapore, Mexico,, Morocco,, Denmark, Norway, (before partition), Indonesia, Venezula, Turkey, Syria, just to name a few.  Prateekji is also the first artist to visit countries like Bosia(after partition), Columbia, Panama and Guatemala.
Creator of “Soul of  India , “The Grand Fusion Orchestra” showcasing India in unique way
Creator of “Sitars of India” The Sitar ensemble showcasing India and flavours of Music of India,  another unique and rare concept.