Dr. Kaustuv Kanti Ganguli is a professional vocalist, scientist, and musicologist trained in Hindustani music tradition. Hailing from the Patiala gharana, he is proficient in Khayal, Thumri-Dadra, Bhajan, and other allied musical forms. Initiated into music at an age of 4, he has continued his musical training with vocal maestro Pt. Ajoy Chakrabarty as a scholar at ITC Sangeet Research Academy, Kolkata. Kaustuv has been performing in various cities of India as well as abroad since the age of 12 in prestigious concerts such as the Dover Lane Music Conference (Kolkata), Arohee, Gharana GenNext, and Sur Sagar by Pancham Nishad, Suburban Music Circle (Mumbai), Art Music of India Festival (Barcelona, Spain), Swarmangesh, Serendipity Arts Festival (Goa), and recently a series of online concerts to name a few.
Some of his accolades include ‘Scholarship to Young Artiste’ from the Ministry of Culture (2010), President’s Award for winning the All India Radio National Competition (2011), Scholarship from the National Center for the Performing Arts (2012), ‘Gaanwardhan’ award, Pune (2018), ‘Yuva Gaandharva Puraskar’, Kankavli (2019), etc. Kaustuv is also an active academician, currently a Professor of Computing at the Zayed University, UAE. His research interest includes artificial intelligence in music, with a focus on computational musicology. He envisions to deeply explore the pedagogy via scientific and humanistic ways and promote experimental works on music production, analysis, and performance with a view to converging his knowledge in music and technology fronts.