A creative and versatile
musician Sanjeeb Sircar began singing
and playing music at the age of five. His music
career is now about 30 years old, during which he
has performed and taught music at many places in
India, Europe, England and the USA.
In addition to playing the Classical Sitar,
his main instrument, he has studied the Tabla,
Guitar and Piano.
also plays a number of different styles of music,
Jazz being one of his focal interests,
and has been an exponent of Fusion Music
Prominent among his teachers are Ustad Shujaat
Khan, the late Pandit Banwari Lal
(1912-2003) of Allahabad, Dr. Raj Bhan Singh,
and Dr. K.C. Gangrade. He has also
attended lecture demonstrations and many live concerts
of Sitar Maestro, Pandit Ravi Shankar
and numerous live concerts of eminent artists, over
He holds a master’s degree in Indian Music
(Sitar), from the Prayag Sangit Samiti, Allahabad,
and a diploma in Indian Music (Sitar), from the
Benaras Hindu University, Varanasi.
Other examinations passed, include Fifth Grade in
Piano of the Trinity Collage of Music, London, England.
Drawing upon the varied sources of his learning,
exposure and experience, his music reflects a synthesis
of subtle diversity marked by a
personal innovative approach, and depth of expression,
while keeping the traditional norms.
Being a Christian he also plays
and sings Christian Music.
During his school days he took an active part in
its musical activities and won first prize at an
all India level music competition. In 1978 he was
awarded a prestigious scholarship for studies in
music for two years by the Government of India.
He has produced three audio albums
besides recording tracks for other productions.
Based at New Delhi, India, Sanjeeb works as a performer
and teacher of music.