Subhra Guha

Subhra Guha is an exponent of the Agra Gharana and is one of the rising stars on the horizon on Indian Classical Music. She owes the magnificience of her voice to the superb training methods of her guru Pandit Sunil Bose, the veteran of the Agra Gharana, under whom she started her training in late 1970 in the traditional gurukul style at the Sangeet Research Academy. Subhra was trained earlier by Shri Satish Bhowmik.

Subhra's voice is striking, exhibiting magnificient training with exquisite tonal structure having continuity over range and a workability remarkably cut out for Khayal singing. Her singing displays all characteristics and values where vidya, impeccable ragdari and a rich gaikee comprise the edifice on which creativity rests. She has an incredible sense of layakari and her tone was full of strength, evenness and maturity and was particularly free from the touch of masculinity which is a typical drawback of most woman vocalists of the Agra Gayaki. Amongst the musicians of her generation, she has one of the largest and most exhaustive mental catalogues of ragas and compositions.

Subhra is a regular broadcaster over All India Radio and Doordarshan. She has performed at the Sawai Gandharva Music Festival at Pune at the personal invitation of Pandit Bhimsen Joshi. Every singer dreams of such an opportunity. Some of her other noteworthy appearances include the Classic International Music Festival at Calcutta, SAPTASUR Music Festival at New Delhi, Gharana Sammelan at Bangalore, Raag Rangs Gayan Samaroh at Delhi and a host of other notable events.