Daughter of the visionary sitarist and Guru Sri Rabindranath Lahiri (disciple of Ustad Dabir Khan sahib, a direct descendant of Miyan Tansen), Sangeeta grew up in an environment imbued with the fragrance of Hindustani Classical Music.
At the age of three, she was initiated into the intricacies of vocal music from her father. She then received advanced training under the late Pt. Chinmoy Lahiri and later, the esteemed exponent of the Rampur Saheswan Gharana, Ustad Ghulam Akbar Khan. Her singing abilities were also given an extra dimension through her tutelage under the traditional thumri exponent Smt. Brijbala Devi of Muzaffarpur. Her training under great maestros like Pt. Yashwantbua Joshi and Pt. Nayan Ghosh, have all been extremely fruitful in helping her to develop an advanced perspective of raag and taal. Sangeeta studied under Pt. Mukul Shivputra and in the last few years, she has been taking taleem with Ustad Aslam Khan and has grown significantly as a dynamic vocalist.
She has performed at many esteemed venues and music festivals across India, such as the Doverlane Music Conference (Kolkata), Nazrul Manch (Kolkata), Saptak ( Ahemdabad), The Gandhi Maidan Thumri Festival (Patna), Sur Sringar Samsad (Mumbai), Swar Sadhnotsav Sangeet Sammelan and the National Festival of Music & Dance (Kerala) and many others abroad concerts tour.
For her consummate artistry, she has been awarded the title of "Surmani" by the Sur Sringar Samsad, the Ravi Kichlu Foundation Award, as well as the Doverlane Music Competition Award. A graded artist for All India Radio, she has recorded for a variety of projects and notably has lent her voice to "Mysterious Awakening," a world music album for HMV 'Sa Re Ga Ma'. In addition, she has lent her voice to many background scores of various television and film productions.
As a rising young star, Sangeeta is becoming known for her sweet & powerful voice which is capable of effortlessly rendering all the colorful varieties of gamaks, tans, alaps & rhythmic interplay which are essential to the full expression of any great musical piece. Ras (mood & emotional essence), bhaav (sentiment), and the proper presentation of traditional bandishes (compositions) are all of primary importance in her artistic approach.
Along with her busy performance schedule, Sangeeta also offers her musical expertise through the highly regarded institution 'Shruti School of Music'. (www.shrutimusic.org) in Mumbai and 'Shruti School of Music - USA (www.shrutischoolofmusic.com).
Sangeeta Lahiri shines as a dynamic professional vocalist - distinctly adept in not only Indian Classical Music, but also in a multitude of musical genres and styles. Her bright future promises to escalate to new musical heights and Sangeeta's reputation as an exceptional vocalist beckons a prominent footprint in the musical landscape.