Ajay Prasanna hails from a family of classical musicians. He received his training in flute from his father- Guru Pt. Bholanath Prasanna from the Banaras Gharana, who is also the Guru of Pt. Hari Prasad Chaurasia.
Ajay Prasanna started his training in Indian classical music at a tender age of 3 years, by simply observing his father play the flute and teach his students. Ajay’s childhood days were spent with his great father teaching Pt. Hariprasad chaurasia and other students. Sitting by the room window, he would silently observe the music lessons and imbibe that into his flute playing. An ardent listener, a great observer and an extremely fast learner, Ajay developed immense ability to innovate any raga keeping the traditionalist approach intact by observing his Father’s lessons!
Ajay Prasanna gave his first performance at the age of 6 years in Allahabad Akhil Bhartiya Sangeet Sammelan. Since then he has gone on to thrill audiences with his performances across the globe. He has wooed the audiences with his magnificent solo performances at the Queen Elizabeth Hall- London, Dubai, Singapore, Bangkok, Russia and other countries around the world.
A rare combination of innovator and traditionalist, Ajay Prasanna is currently a top grade Classical artist at the All India Radio, the national broadcaster.