Soumik Datta is a virtuoso sarod player and British Indian composer who has has brought the classical instrument of the Sarod to the global arena. He has worked with artists such as Beyoncé, Jay-Z and Bill Bailey to create fabulous new pieces. Soumik was trained by the sarod legend, Pandit Buddhadev Das Gupta and completed his Masters in Composition at Trinity College of Music.
Soumik Datta Arts is a charity Soumik set up in 2013 to support new, collaborative musical projects and to assist young talent. Based in London, its trustees are Sir David Green (Chairman), Nihal Arthanayake, Simon Broughton, Rachael Dennis, Ferdy Lovett, Freddie Matthews, Tristan Neagle, Shrina Shah, Sam Toolan and Tana Wollen.
We were delighted to work with Soumik Datta Arts (SDA) on the Tuning 2 You Project, a film project which documented unexplored musical collaborations between rare musicians in India, screened on Channel 4 for six episodes from April 2017. We were thrilled to work with SDA for our latest collaboration, Back to the Blues, a concert of Indian contemporary music with the legendary Carnatic vocalist Aruna Sairam and Soumik Datta on 15 March, 7:30pm at St John’s Smith Square.