Souryadeep Bhattacharyya is a well-known name among the new generation of Indian classical sarod players. Souryadeep is a premier "Gandabandhan" disciple of the legendary sarod player Pt. Alok Lahiri and has a unique playing style encompassing different gharanas (styles) of sarod. Souryadeep has many awards and honors to his credit including the National Gold Medal in Instrumental Music from the Association of Indian Universities (2008), Junior and Senior National Scholarship (Govt. of India, 2009), “Pt. Nikhil Banerjee Memorial Trophy for the Best Instrumental Performer” by the Dover Lane Music Conference (2009) among others. He is a B-High grade permanent artist affiliated with All India Radio and is also an IndianRaga Senior Fellow (2014), Creative Director (2015), and Judge. Souryadeep has performed in many prestigious concerts nationally and internationally which have been highly acclaimed by audiences and critics alike, including at the Lincoln Center in New York City and the Pt. Kashinath Bodas Music Festival in Phoenix, AZ. Souryadeep has been recently empaneled as a performing artist of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), Govt. of India and is honored to represent India as a musical ambassador.