One of India’s foremost Tabla maestros, Nayan Ghosh is held in high esteem for his innate artistry, rich repertoire, tonal brilliance and suave musicianship. He is regarded as an important reference source for his in-depth knowledge and mastery in the traditional Tabla art.
Widely acknowledged as a brilliant soloist and a refined accompanist, he is considered one of the foremost repositories of the priceless works of the Farukhabad, Delhi, Ajrada and Lucknow styles (Baaj) of Tabla. His recitals are noted for the presentation of the artistic repertoire of great masters through authentic execution (nikaas) along with dynamic dexterity and ease. His performances stand out for their aesthetic appeal transporting the percussive element of Tabla into the realm of musical experience.
Nayan Ghosh has received rigorous and immaculate training from his late father, the renowned maestro ‘Padmabhushan’ Pandit Nikhil Ghosh, considered an important musical figure of the 20th century. He was fortunate to receive invaluable guidance and inspiration at an impressionable age from the legendary grandmaster of Tabla, Ustad Ahmedjan Thirakwa, and later also from his father’s first guru Pandit Jnan Prakash Ghosh. Nayan’s elder uncle was the pioneer flautist Pannalal Ghosh.
The blessings that he has received for his performances in the presence of such Tabla stalwarts like Ustad Ahmedjan Thirakwa, Ustad Amir Hussain Khan, Gurudev Jnan Prakash Ghosh, Ustad Keramatulla Khan, Ustad Alla Rakha, Ustad Inam Ali Khan and Ustad Nizamuddin Khan is what he cherishes deeply.