Pandit Ronu Majumdar
Bansuri (Bamboo Flute)
Ronu Majumdar, born in 1963 in Varanasi, received lessons from his father, the flutist Dr. Bhanu Majumdar, since his earliest childhood. Later he received lessons from the famous singer Pandit Laxman Prasad Jaipurwale, through whose instigation he was to become a disciple of the flute master Pandit Vijay Raghav Rao.
In 1981, Ronu Majumdar was awarded the first prize of the All India Radio Music Competition. In 1982, within the context of the Asian Festival and during the Indian Festival in the USSR, he performed in the orchestra of Pandit Ravi Shankar, who from that time on gave him advanced lessons.
Today, Pandit Ronu Majumdar´s yearly agenda comprises performance locations in the whole world. He regularly tours Europe, the USA, Japan, Australia and India.
In 1996 he was nominated for the Grammy.
Press Review - Pandit Ronu Majumdar (Bansuri):
Master sounds from India… For Thursday, Pandit Ronu Majumdar, Master of the bansuri flute, and tabla player Abhijit Banerjee have announced themselves - a top-class duo. - Hamburger Abendblatt, May 14th 2003
Mr. Majumdar draws deep, melting tones from the bansuri in the meditative preludes to the ragas, as if dreaming the melodies, and when the tempo picks up and the drums join in, his phrases still hover with an otherworldly tenderness. - The New York Times, February 23rd, 2001
Publications - Pandit Ronu Majumdar (Bansuri):
- Raga Madhuvanti - Tabla: Satyajit Talwalkar - D-HS 001 dipavali
- Raga Yaman, Raga Gorakh Kalyan, Dhun - Guitar: Vishwamohan Bhatt / Tabla: Sabir Khan - CD A92059 MUSIC TODAY
- Raga Marwa, Raga Rageshree, Dhun - Tabla: Sadanand Naimpalli - CD A92066 MUSIC TODAY
- Raga Miyan ki Malhar, Bhatiali - Tabla: Abhijit Banerjee - IAM CD 1053 INDIA ARCHIVE MUSIC
- Raga Parmeshwari - Tabla: Abhijit Banerjee - D6HI2600 MAGNASOUND
- Raga Nat Bhairav, Bhajan - Tabla: Vijay Ghate / Pakhawaj: Bhavani Shankar - D4HI2934 MAGNASOUND
- Raga Rageshree, Kajri - Tabla: Zakir Hussain - CDNF 388 UNIVERSAL MUSIC INDIA
- In Search of Life - Piano & Synthesizer: Christian Seiffert / Bass & Synthesizer: Sandor Frick - CDNF 414 UNIVERSAL MUSIC INDIA
- Raga Jhinjhoti, Dhun - Tabla: Ramkumar Mishra - CD 006 SENSE WORLD MUSIC
- Raga Nat Bhairav, Raga Shobhavari - Tabla: Abhijit Banerjee - PCD 9603 PESHKAR
- Raga Abhogi, Bhajan - Tabla: Abhijit Banerjee - CD 205551 TIM-COMPANY
- Moonlight Whispers - Acoustic Guitar: Larry Coryell / Tabla: Abhijit Banerjee / Zarb, Daf & Udu: Keyvan Chemirani / Bass, Synthesizer, Shaker & Sound Bowls: Sina Vodjani - CD 205631 TIM-COMPANY
- Raga Megh, Raga Darbari, Raga Piloo, Raga Kalavati, Raga Yaman Kalyan, Raga Bageshree
- Tabla: Abhijit Banerjee / Pakhawaj & Tabla: Rajesh Rajbhatt / 12 String Guitar, Keyboard, Vocal - CD 9830 SANGEETH SAGAR
- Dhyana, Samadhi, Moksh - TDIDE 037C TIMES MUSIC
- Hollow Bamboo - Tabla: Abhijit Banerjee - WLA CS 71 CD WATER LILY ACOUSTICS
- Raga Jainjhoti, Raga Bhupali, Raga Durga, Dhun - Tabla: Abhijit Banerjee / Mridangam: Puvalur Srinivasan - WLA ES 72 CD WATER LILY ACOUSTICS