Biography

Biography

Chirag Katti, fondly called as ‘Sitar Vaadan ka Naya Chirag’ (a new star in the field of sitar), or ‘The Torch-bearer of musicians family’ is one of the most gifted and talented musician whose youthful exuberance and persona is well expressed through his music.

Learning Sitar from his father Pt.Shashank Katti, Chirag is a graded artist of A.I.R (All India Radio) and a Diploma holder in music from Mumbai University. Chirag is one of the most promising Sitarist in the field of Indian classical music.

Chirag learnt Sitar from his father
Pt.Shashank Katti

A recipient of the prestigious ‘Surmani’ award and scholarship holder for Sitar by the Ministry of Culture (New Delhi), Chirag has performed on many television channels, radio and concerts in India and abroad. Apart from his 8 classical solo USA tours, he has also performed in Japan, South Africa and Dubai.

Achievements and awards

Chirag is one of the youngest musicians recorded by Saregama H.M.V, the oldest and biggest record label company existing in India and has been billed as the youngest sitar maestro of India by Saregama H.M.V.

At this young age Chirag already has many albums to his credit with reputed companies like HMV-Saregama, Times music, Inner Splendor (New York), Silver lining, Strings Magic, Power of Music.

  • Recently, Chirag was invited to perform for the fund raising event in Richmond by Virginia CommonWealth University in presence of Virginia Governor Mr.Bob McDonell and Indian Ambassador Smt. Nirupama Rao
  • Chirag was invited to perform with Boston Viva music (Chamber music)
  • Chirag was invited to perform for honorable Prime Minister Mr.Peter Harry Carstensen of Schleswig-Holstein-Germany; who is also the President of the Bundesrat, Germany's upper house of parliament
  • Chirag is also a diploma holder in music from Mumbai University.
  • Chirag has been awarded the ‘SURMANI’ by Sur-Singar Samsad Mumbai
  • Chirag has been awarded the scholarship for Sitar by the Ministry of Culture, New Delhi. (Government of India).
  • Chirag is an empanelled artist of ICCR
  • Chirag performed at Tokyo Radio Japan when he was only 16 years old.
  • As a College Student, represented Mumbai University and won the first prize at State, Zonal and National level Youth Festival competitions 2005-06 where more than 60 universities participated all over India.
  • Chirag has composed a song for doordarshan as a music director at the age of 15yr