Maitreyee Chakraborty, based in Boston, offers Vocal training in many genres and is a promising singer in the tradition of Rabindrasangeet, the music of the famous poet and Nobel Laureate, Rabindranath Tagore. She moved to Los Angeles from Kolkata more than two decades ago and has performed in various venues of USA, including the North American Bengali Conference , American educational institutions, FOBANA and various Bengali organizations in the entire US. Her singing style is melodious, bold and she has received acclaim from the audience as an emotive and soulful singer. To Maitreyee, Tagore?s music is a way of life, her very own. As she tried to fit into a new society far away from her beloved Kolkata, Tagores words and melodies gave her solace and an ideological direction.
17 years experience as music instructor, Maitreyee teaches by translating and explaining Tagores poems and songs into English for students who do not know the language. Wrote several scripts and collaborated with various musical groups including jazz bands.
Her works include a solo album called His Spirit Within released by Asha Audio in August of 2012. It is a compilation of 10 songs mostly focusing on the concept of spirituality. Each song was trans-created in English by Jayabrato Chatterjee, an acclaimed film director, editor and novelist. The famous Sabyasachi Chakraborty read the English interpretations. The launch of the album was featured in the TV channel Tara Music. The album with her interview was also featured in Kolkata Kaleidoscope which regularly features upcoming artists. She received rave reviews on the album both in Kolkata and USA.
Her musical performances include
Sang in a leading role in Teen Kanya, a dance Collaboration at Bengali Association of Southern California at Duarte Performing Arts Center, Duarte, CA.
Was invited by the Bengali associations in Phoenix, Denver and Las Vegas to do solo programs.
Sang the entire Chitrangada (all characters) and narrated the drama accompanied by dance performance at Bellflower Auditorium, Bellflower, CA.
Performed songs with dance numbers at various Arangetrams of outstanding bharatnatyam dance teachers like VG Prakash and Ramya Harishankar.
Performed at Claremont College, California for a global understanding and symposium of Rabindranath Tagore.
Performed jointly with Kaderi Kibriya, a veteran singer of Bangladesh sponsored by the Writers Association.
In 2012, sang in concert with Prabuddha Raha in Kolkata at Jadavpur University Triguna Sen hall.
From October 4th 2013 to October 21st toured and performed jointly with Prabuddha Raha at Boston, Los Angeles, Monmouth University in New Jersey, Columbus and Houston.
In 2014, was selected to sing at Bangla Sangeetmela, at Rabindrasadan, a 10 day music festival organized by the government of West Bengal.
Invited for a solo performance by Prayas at Columbus Ohio, in May, 2014.
Her songs have been selected by Geetabitan.com, a website dedicated to research of Tagore music.
In February, 2016, performed at the annual fundraising event for Hope in Life Foundation, a charity devoted to aid battered women.
Maitreyee looks forward to teaching new students in Massachusetts !