Alap (About Me)

Rajyasree Ghosh is a prominent singer of Indian classical music of her generation. With the guidance of some of the most extraordinary Gurus and her personal rigorous practice regime she has honed equal proficiency in both classical and semi-classical music.

Rajyasree Ghosh

Born in 1962, Rajyasree started her training at a very early age. Since then her career in music has been a glorious journey. She emerged as a gold medalist both in her B.A and M.A exams in classical music (Khayal) from the Rabindra Bharati University. She also received the National Scholarship from the Ministry of Human Resources Development of Govt. of India in 1986 to study under Pandit Amiya Ranjan Banerjee. She was a Scholar at the Sangeet Research Academy, where she studied music under the guidance of Smt. Girija Devi and Pt. Arun Bhaduri and Pt. K.G. Ginde. Her talim in Bengali traditional songs were under Smt. Suprava Sarkar and Pt. Ramkumar Chatterjee. Rajyasree Ghosh has performed and won laurels in several prestigious music conferences in India. She was placed first for three consecutive years (1984-1986) in the Dover Lane Music Competition in Khayal, Ragpradhan and Bhajan. She features regularly on the national radio and television of India as an ‘A’ grade artiste and holds the position of Assistant Professor at Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata. She has been touring different countries of the world since 2000. Her performances have been highly appreciated by the Indians and non-Indians alike.


Pt. Amiya Ranjan Bandyopadhyay

Pt. Amiya Ranjan Bandyopadhyay

Pandit Amiya Ranjan Bandyopadhyay is a living legend and a torchbearer of the Vishnupur Gharana, being the son of one of the greatest luminaries of this gharana, Sangitacharya Satyakinkar Bandyopadhyay. Born in the year 1927, he has established himself as one of the most respected names in the field of Hindustani Classical Music as both a performer and a teacher.

Smt. Girija Devi

Girija Devi

Born in Varanasi in the year 1929 Girija Devi represents the Banaras Gharana of Hindustani Classical Music. A living legend, she is regarded as an exponent of nearly all genres of Hindustani vocal music including Kheyal, Thumri, Dadra, Chaiti and Kajari and is particularly famous for her Poorab ang Thumri, having been described as the last living queen of thumri.

Pt. K. G. Ginde

Pt. K. G. Ginde

Krishna Gundo Ginde was born at Bailhongal, on Saturday, December 26, 1925. He was one of the nine children of his parents. According to him, he hosnestly wanted to preserve the music he was taught and be a performing musician. It was his devotion to his Guru that inspired him to take teaching. And, to the manner born, he was emerged as an ideal acharya.

Pt. Arun Bhaduri

Pt. Arun Bhaduri

A maestro of Hindusthani Vocal Music, a composer of Bengali songs and bhajans and a highly recognized top-grade Indian radio and television artist, Pt. Arun Bhaduri has devoted much of his time and energy in teaching music. He served as a guru at the ITC Sangeet Research Academy.


I have performed on numerous occasions. Here are some of the major performances...

  • May 2006

    May 2006

    Banga Mela

    Banga Mela is a cultural festival organized by the Bengali Community in USA. I sang sone semi classical songs during it's 2006 edition held at Kentucky.

  • August 2007

    August 2007

    Malhar Festival

    It was organized by Indo Occidental Symbiosis and held for seven days at Kalamandir, Kolkata. Other performers included personalities in the likes of Hariprasad Chaurasia and Shiv Kumar Sharma.

  • May 2009
    New York

    May 2009

    Chhandayan All Night Concert

    The all night concert was organized by Chhandayan at New York. Various classical musicians from India come to perform here and spread the culture of Indian Classical Music in USA.

  • May 2011

    May 2011

    Solo Concert

    I performed at Muscat for 4 days. Accompanied by Subhashis Bhattacharya on Tabla, I sang both classical and semi classical songs.

  • August 2011

    August 2011

    Malhar Magic

    Held at the Norton Simon Foundation Museum, I sang various Malhars and talked about their importance in Indian Classical Music.

  • January 2012

    January 2012

    Dakhinee Sangeet Sammelan

    I sang classical songs (kheyal) at the renowned Dakhinee Sangeet Sammelan in January 2012.

  • December 2014

    December 2014

    Solo @ Gyan Manch

    I performed for a total of three and half hours. I renditioned classical, semi classical and Bengali songs each for about an hour.

Work and Publications

Currently I'm an Assistant Professor at Rabindra Bharati University. Take a glance at the kind of work I do and have done in the past...

A Guide to Some Major Ragas - Rajyasree Ghosh

A Guide to Some Major Ragas

CD Publication

Guru-Goon Gaowe - Rajyasree Ghosh

Guru-Goon Gaowe

CD Publication

Her Voice of Longing - Rajyasree Ghosh

Her Voice of Longing

CD Publication

Rajyasree Ghosh's Album

Old Bengali Songs of 19th Century

CD Publication

Classical Vocal - Rajyasree Ghosh

Classical Vocal

CD Publication

Pentatonic Scale - Rajyasree Ghosh

Pentatonic Scale - Musical Patterns

Journal Publication


A few words about me from some great people in Indian Music...

“She is a true devotee of classical music and has in the meantime achieved much reputation as an excellent singer. I had the opportunity of listening to her latest performance which impressed me to a great extent.”

Amiya Ranjan Banerjee, Ex ProfessorRabindra Bharati University

“I have seen her in many different capacities as a student, as a performer, as a teacher and as a leader of a musical organization. I am always impressed by the tremendous amount of enthusiasm and zeal she carries around with her in every area of her life. As a performer Rajyasree is now one of the most sought after singers of her generation. Her voice is developed with the flexibility and adaptibility to present all of the forms she has diligently mastered with meaningfulness, significance and perfection.”

Samir Chatterjee, Founder and DirectorChhandayan

“Gifted with a melodious voice with a good range, her singing is charged with emotion. Apart from being a beautiful singer she is also well versed with the theory of Shastriya Sangeet. She is also an outstanding accompanist on the harmonium.”

Dipali Nag, Former Vocal MaestroAgra Gharana

Online Lessons

I offer online lessons in Indian classical (Khayal) and semi-classical (Thumri, Dadra, etc.) music via Skype. A lesson usually lasts for about an hour. You may contact me to discuss appropriate timings for lessons.


Email : rajyasreeg [at] yahoo [dot] com