Apurba is a bright and talented Tabla player in the world of Indian Classical Music. As a disciple of Pandit Shankar Ghosh, he has performed widely in India and abroad, accompanying well known musicians of the country(such as Ustad Saiuddin Dagar, Smt Purnima Sen, Smt Sanjukta Ghosh,Prof. Mohan Singh, Sri SanjoyBanerjee, Sri Kaivalya Kumar Gurav, Sri Partho Sarothi, Sri Kushal Das, Sri Partha Bose and others) as well as composing and performing experimental music projects with musicians overseas. Apurba also plays different percussions.
Some important Concerts Apurba has performed in India-
Saaz e Bahaar, NCPA (Mumbai), Dr. Basant Rao Deshpande Smriti Sangeet Samaroh (Nagpur,SCZCC,Ministry Of Culture,Govt Of India), ITC Sangeet Research Academy (Kolkata), Ballygunge Maitryee Music Circle (Kolkata), Basant Ritu Ayee (by EZCC, organized by eastern Zonal Cultural Centre, Govt.Of.India),Kala Prakash (Varanasi), Sangeet Samaroh (Bhadoi),Moore Avenue Music Festival (Kolkata), Shidram Jadhav Sangeet Samaroh (Solhapur),Salt Lake Music Festival (kolkata), Kalidas Rangalaya ( Patna, organized by Surtaal to celebrate 126th Birth Anniversay of the late Pandit Kanthe Maharaj Ji, Inaugurated by the late Pandit Kishen Maharaj Ji), Sadaj baithak (New Delhi), Gangotsav, Sangeet Piyasi, Bagbajar Alapan, Shobhabazar Sangeet Sammelan, Bhowanipur Sangeet Sammelan, St.Xavier’s College (kolkata), NTPC (Bihar), Sri Auriobindo Auditorium (Auroville), Sri Aurobindo Ashram (New Delhi and Pondicherry), IIC (New Delhi),India Institute Of Fundamenta Research(Bangalore),Krishna Kriti Festival (Hyderabad),Calcutta Television, Tara Bangla, Kolkata TV (Television Shows).
Some important venue (abroad) Apurba has performed:
Besides playing important concerts in India he has also perfomed in impotant Festivals and concerts in various Countries of Canada, Europe and Middle East, such as – Haus Der Kulturen Der Welt(Berlin), Helsinki University (Finland), Tours University and Conservtory (France),Musse Guimet (National Museum for Oriental Art and Culture, Paris),Les Orientales Festival (France), RASA(Holland), Festival – Bombaysers de Lille 3000 (Lille, France), Bose Blue Note Jazz Fest (Paris), Oslo Opera (Norway),London Jazz Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival (Canada), Paleo Festival (Nyon, Swiss), International Mugam Festival (Baku,Azerbaijan), Oriental Landscape Festival (Damascus, Syria), Ali Akbar College Of Music, (Basel, Switzerland) etc.
International Dance Workshop in Metz (France),workshops in Auroville (Pondicherry),Higher Institute of Music (Damascus, Syria),Workshop and demonstration about Indian Rhythm in Tours Conservatory (France),Hindol (France), Anagath (France),Workshop in Conservatory Departmental Emile Goue, (Gueret, France), etc.
Apurba has demonstrated different Tala for a CD-ROM, “Antara”, which is
about the introductions of Indian Classical Music. Maestros like Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Pandit Brij Narayan and Smt. Shruti Sadolikar have also performed on this CD-Rom.
Apurba composed and collaborated with great musicians for different projects, like-with Jamshid Chemirani, Bijan and Keyvan Chemirani,with Prem Joshua, with Erik Truffaz Quartet, with Erik Truffaz and Malcolm Braff for Indian Project ( BENARES- Cd from EMI-Blue Note), to name a few.
Apurba’s style depicts wonderful filigree of thought, imagination, taalim and riyaaz. Musicians all over the country blessed him with bright future.