Shri Kuntal Roy is a senior disciple of the legendary tabla player and teacher Pandit Shankar Ghosh. He traces his musical roots to his teachers in the earlier phase of his training namely, Shri Radha Raman Nath and Shri Narayan Chandra Haldar.
He has performed across the world including the USA, UK, Russia, Germany, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Australia, Kenya and Bangladesh. His performances have received high accolades from renowned maestros all over the world.
His tours have given him opportunities to interact and collaborate with great musicians, composers, choreographers from different countries and to appear in a number of music albums. He has played with many fusion and world music artists and continues to compose his own music as well.
Kuntalda also had the rare honour of being chosen for the Building Bridges project to perform in different countries with many accomplished musicians from various parts of the world (Nigeria, Switzerland, Uzbekistan). Musicians from diverse traditions were collaborating to improvise and make new compositions based on their national music traditions.
Melody, clarity and precision are some of the characteristics of Kuntalda’s playing. Kuntal Roy is a dedicated teacher with students around the globe. He enjoys passing on the knowledge to dedicated students and has also given numerous workshops to students of Indian music and dance in worldwide.
For Kuntalda, music and life are inseparable. Rhythm is his quest of truth and beauty – it transcends all the other priorities in his life.