Sounak is among the foremost vocalists of his generation. Over the last two decades or so, he has consistently enjoyed a popularity by dint of his sincerity and immense versatility in music.
One of the most popular faces in Bengali Television channels, Sounak has travelled the world and all over India with his unique and trend setting assortment of musical repertoire.
With an exceptional training base of more than 30 years of experience in learning Hindustani Classical music from Ustad Mashkoor Ali Khansahab and Mubarak Ali Khansahab of the Kirana Gharana, semi classical forms from Smt Sanjukta Ghosh, advanced training in Rabindrasangeet (Swagatalakshmi Dasgupta and Pramita Mallick) and other traditional Bengali songs (Atulprasad, Rajanikanta, D.L.Roy, Nazrulgeeti, Puratoni etc), Sounak has a range of performances that not many of his contemporaries have.
First prize in Dover lane Music Conference talent contest, Swar Prabhat Talent Contest by Salt Lake Cultural Association, Kal Ke Kalakar - Mumbai, National Scholarship from the Govt. of India , the Gyana Pravaha Scholarship, Shanmukhananda Sangeet Shiromani Award from Mumbai and KKMERS Young Achiever Award, are some of the feathers that Sounak has on his cap.
His unique trend setting blending of classical music and other forms of Bengali art music is a treat for the audience and shows his versatility as an artist. He has performed extensively in cities and venues all over India and the United States, Canada, UK, Switzerland, Australia, Singapore, Indonesia, Oman, Kuwait and Bangladesh.
Some of the most major concerts include the Dover Lane Music Conference (Kolkata), Uttarpara Sangeet Sammelan, Pt. Omkarnath Thakur Sangeet Sammelan(Bharuch), Haridas Swami Sangeet Sammelan(Mumbai), Surdhwani Raga Festival (UK 2005) NABC (USA 2009, 2015 and 2019) and Regional Bengali Conference (USA 2010), 150 Years of Tagore CAB – (USA 2011) Art Omi international Music Residency NY - USA(2011)India Festival (Baltimore 2011), to name just a few.
Other than traditional stage performances, he has also scripted and directed numerous concept shows in india and abroad.
His music albums and singles published by top brand companies like - Times Music and Asha Audio, have been unique experiments in the field of Rabindrasangeet and have received nominations for best album awards.
As an artist of the young generation, Sounak wants to think beyond the stereotypical and challenge conventions. However, in doing so, he is never in denial of his roots or the tradition of his Guru Gharanas.
He is perhaps one of the best examples of a perfect fusion of tradition and innovation, of responsibility and adventure, of ideas and ideals.