Prakriti Dutta daughter of Mime maestro of India Jogesh Dutta has distinguished herself as one of the most promising Dhrupad (oldest existing Indian Classical music tradition) vocalists of her generation.
Prakriti`s journey into the world of Indian classical music started with her mother Suchita Dutta. Later she received training from Ustad Nasir Aminuddin Dagar and legendary vocalist Pandit A. Kanan. She Studied BA and MA from Rabindra Bharati University in Indian Classical Music and secure first position in MA in Dhrupad singing style.Later on she joined the Gurukul of Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dagar in Mumbai and still continue her training with Ustad Sahab.
She moved from Kolkata to Edinburgh in 2007 and completed a Msc in Music in the Community from University of Edinburgh and conducted a research project of the Therapeutic Effectiveness of North Indian Music for children with special needs.
She worked widely with many musicians across the country. She starred in the intercultural project Yarta commissioned by Scottish Government which received a standing ovation at the Edinburgh Mela in 2009 where she collaborated with Mugen Taiko Drummers, Scottish Pipers and Bharat Natyam Dancers. She was involved many Indo Gaelic cross-over projects by BBC Scotland since 2007. Presently she is involved as an Indian Vocalist in a British Opera company in the production Naciketa ( based on Upanishad) composed by Prof. Nigel Osborne and Libretto by Ariel Dorfman and the work in progress successfully had been staged at the Royal Opera House London and Opera North Leeds.