When he was 12 years old, he gave his first sitar recital in Switzerland. He was taught by his father Parthapratim Chatterjee, a disciple of Pandit Nikhil Banerjee and Ustad Ali Akbar Khan. Chatterjee has designed the DWO, which is a doppelganger of the Indian sitar.
He has performed as a solo artist and as a part of the groups Shastriya Syndicate and Stringstruck. He is also a vocalist and has performed in duet with Shankar Mahadevan (Dwo - from the album Stringstruck).
Purbayan's music has been appreciated by jazz artists Chick Corea, Béla Fleck, and Pat Metheny, who describes him as an "outstanding musician". He has performed several times with tabla artist Ustad Zakir Hussain.
He played at espranade concert hall, Singapore yesterday.
He played Bihag and Karyani and then Mishra Bairav.
He was really good at catching the mood of Mishra Bhairavi. Maybe it is hard to play 3 ragas in one concert for any parson..
He was just really perfect in the rythm and his voice.
In the first Bihag, He played full raga from aarab. I didn't know that the sitar could sound so happy like this.