Composer, Sarod Virtuoso
Soumik Datta graduated from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in 2009 with an MMus in Composition. As well as a composer, Soumik is an accomplished sarod player and has performed with many musicians including Beyoncé, Jay Z, Anoushka Shankar, Talvin Singh and Nitin Sawhney and with choreographers Akram Khan and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. He has composed film scores, worked with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Indian master-poet Javed Akhtar. He has released several albums including with Austrian drummer Bernhard Schimpelsberger, who he collaborates with as 'Circle of Sound'. Soumik also founded charity Soumik Datta Arts, which supports the development of new projects and assists young talent to find a platform.
While at Trinity Laban, Soumik received a TCL Choral Scholarship.