Vistar is a not-for-profit Institute of Indian Classical Music and Performing Arts, established by Sri Siddhartha Roy Chowdhury in 1977 in memory of his father Sangeetacharya Late Anil Roy Chowdhury.

Vistar is registered under Govt. of West Bengal Society Act No. S/1LI31442.


The Institute was established and is dedicated to spreading Indian Classical Music by teaching young children from the age of 4 years right up into their adult years. The teaching and learning schedule becomes part of a student’s daily life as they are nurtured with love and care, sharing a unique guru-shishya relationship in a spirit which is a blend of the traditional rigour and the modern friendly informality.

The talents of students are soon shown in public performances as the Institute’s orchestra performs regularly throughout India and students also perform abroad as solo artists and accompanists.

Vistar students have been receiving first and second prizes in the top grade music competitions in India such as All India Radio Music Competition, Dover Lane Music Competition among others. Vistar students have also received Senior Scholarships from the Government of India (HRD) and have been receiving Junior Scholarships from Govenrment of India (CCRT).

Executive Commitee

Prof. Pinakesh Sarkar – President
Dr. Asit K. Munshi – Vice President
Mr. Siddhartha Roy Chowdhury – Principal
Piu Dey Adak – Secretary
Anurag Roy Chowdhury – Treasurer
Debasis Dasgupta –  Member
Sumanto Roy Chowdhury –  Member
Pragati Adak – Member
Bhabani Shankar Dasgupta – Member

Interested students are encouraged to contact Vistar.

You can support Vistar by making a donation. All donations are gratefully received and put to good use in the Institute as Vistar is a non-profit organisation.

Vistar uses funds raised from donations to buy instruments for students in need, present musical programs, tour throughout India and contribute to the Institute’s building fund.

Please contact Siddhartha Roy Chowdhury for more information:

 15/1 Ibrahimpur Road, Jadavpur, Kolkata – 700032

email <vistar_music@yahoo.com>

telephone +91 9231 524560.


4 Responses to “About”

  1. fantastic,inspirational,keep up the good work.

  2. all guys , keep it up. But don’t be complacent because miles to go…..

  3. Great work. Such dedication is sure to brighten path of Indian music.

  4. so nice and beautiful esteemed organization.

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