Rishii Chowdhury

Rishii is a multifacted and dynamic individual from Leicester. He is a Solicitor from Crystal Law Solicitors, Leicester and was awarded “Trainee Solicitor of the Year 2019” by the Leicestershire Law Society and is currently the President of the Leicestershire Junior Lawyers Division.

Rishii is well embedded into the cultural fabric in Leicester. He is a well known and gifted tabla player and has enthralled audiences for many years. Rishii is an advocate for artist development. He completed a leadership programme with Performing Arts Leicester (PAL) in 2013 and went on to gain a mentoring qualification with the Pedestrian Charity.

Rishii is an ambassador for Indian music having lectured at the Cultural Integration Fellowship, San Francisco, California, Attenborough Arts Centre Leicester and Birmingham Heartlands Hospital.

Rishii has been playing tabla since the age of four. He’s been described as an Overseas Youth Icon by the Eastern Beats Music Society, Assam, India. It is Rishii’s dedication to the art of tabla that has led him to learn from the World’s greatest tabla maestros such as Pandit Anindo Chatterjee and Ustad Zakir Hussain. Rishii also receives guidance from Suphala Patankar, disciple of the late tabla master Ustad Allarakha.

Rishii was a member of Milapfest’s Tarang- National Indian Classical Music ensemble between 2011 and 2014. He was Indian Classical Musician of the Year for the ensemble in 2013.
Amongst Rishii’s many achievements in the arts, he raised over £1500 for the Brain Tumour Charity playing the tabla non-stop for 8 hours in 2017. Rishii has produced a number of shows under Rishi Arts with the support from Arts Council England such a Melodies on the Brink, Freshly Brewed and Confluence. The success of the shows was down to Rishii’s innate gift of bringing artists together and inspiring and empowering them to flourish.