A quintessential alumnus and the recipient of the highest degree from the Moscow Conservatory, Mr.Chatterji was the first Indian musician to be chosen and granted a full Soviet Scholarship by the Offices of the Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and her Principal Secretary P.N.Haksar. Initiating his studies with Ms. Naju Shapoorjee at Allahabad, and having attained his Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music, London under Mr. Hosie Palamkote at the Delhi School of Music, he went on to Russia’s most prestigious institution where he studied for over a decade. There, his unflinching dedicated perseverance made him a vital link and part of the rich lineage and musical pedigree, tracing itself by way of distinguished pianists and pedagogues (such as Rudolf Kerer, Irina Smorodinova, Emil Gilels, Berta Reingbald, Anna Essipova, Theodore Leszichetsky and Carl Czerny), and going all the way to Ludwig Van Beethoven.
Afterward, Mr. Chatterji immigrated to America, where during his 25 years of teaching, his most noteworthy achievement was to inspire the underprivileged youth; least exposed to western classical music and yet making them proficient performers in amazingly short periods of time. Mr.Chatterji is currently in India as part of the faculty at KM Music Conservatory, with a mission to impart and share his accumulated wealth of experiences from across the globe.