Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Moumita Mitra

Moumita Mitra, born on 22nd Dec.,1980 is a Hindustani (North Indian) Classical and Semi-Classical Vocalist. She is a disciple of Lt. Pt. A.Kannan and Sri Anjan Majumdar. She stood first in Khayal and Thumri in The DoverLane Music Competition in the years 2001 and 2004 respectively.

Moumita has received the Championship Award from The DoverLane Music Conference Organization in both the years for being the Highest scorer and Best Vocalist. She was given the honour to perform at the inauguration ceremony of DoverLane Music Conference 2002 on its Golden Jubilee celebration.

Moumita is a National (India Government’s Department of Culture) Scholarship holder from the year 2003. She has been conferred the title of “Adwitiya 2004”for becoming the winner in the Classical round of the music competition organized by Anandabazar & Shalimar, all over West Bengal. Second runner’s up in All India based competition organized by Swar Vilas, Vadodara, Gujrat in 2005. Winner of “Gaan Antaheen”, a Music competition in Doordarshan(National Television Network).

She has also performed in various prestigious Concerts in India, some of them are…. The Dover lane Music Conference, Kolkata in August,2002, Swar Vilas Baroda (Gujrat) in 2004 and 2005, The Youth Conference on Indian Classical Vocal Music in Kolkata, 200 3, The Annual Classical Music Conference by “Aanandi” at Kolkata, 200 5, Shalimar “Adwitiya” title giving ceremony at The Science city auditorium, 7th Aug., 2004. She also has a Music Album from HMV(Saregama) to her credit.

“The girl (Moumita Mitra) who sang on stage just now, if she gets the right opportunity, she will sing all over the country sooner or later. She has a flawless voice.”……..quoted by Pt. Jasraj on stage at the inaugural ceremony of 50th year of Doverlane Music Conference. 22nd Jan., 2002.

I myself highly rate this new and upcoming artist and predict, if I may do so, a very bright future for this young girl.

You can listen to one of her rendition, a Thumri in Tilak Kamod - 'Ab Ke Sawan Ghar Aaja'. I hope you will enjoy as much as I did :


Anonymous said...

i heard this thumri in tilak kamod by moumita mitra....i tell u sir i was literally captivated by the quality of her voice and the finer touches that she has given to this thumri...though i have heard this thumri rendered by the legendry ustad barkat ali khan sahib...but pt. jasraj was correct when he said about moumita that if this girl gets opportunity...she will sing all over the country..may god bless her..she sounds like shobha gurtu..naina devi..parveen sultana...great voice..this thumri is not downloadable...iwish her all the luck in the some more songs by her...please

Anonymous said...

In my above comment i forgot to mention the name of the singing diva IQBAL BANO who sang ab ke sawan ghar such a melodious and masterful manner...

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