Prateek Chaudhuri, a brilliant performer, is acclaimed as one of the most outstanding Sitar players of the country today amongst the present generation. His Sitar sparkles with the rare combination of virtuosity with technical finesse and a deep sense of aesthetics. His music also reflects the eternal essence of Sitar. Born in New Delhi, India, he has for his father, the World Renowned Sitar Maestro, Pandit Debu Chaudhuri, Padmabhushan Awardee. He also had the great fortune to learn from his Dadaguru (father's guru), Ustad Mushtaq Ali Khan Sahab, the great legend of the "Senia" tradition, named after "Mian Tansen", the doyen of Indian Classical Music and represents the 9th generation (coming down from Shri Maseetsen, who was related to Tansen in the form of father to son or guru to shishya) which has a unique tradition of playing the Sitar not only with the traditional and rare 17 frets ( instead of 19,20 or 21 frets, found at present), but also having a unique string arrangement of it's own. . His skillful fingers handle rapidly moving passages with ease, while maintaining integrity and beauty of every note, the mark of a true virtuoso.