ITC-SRA's call has been to inspire
students with an inner sense of mission in music and to foster the creative exploration of
this great genre of music through the Guru-Shishya Parampara. Our scholars have been
chosen from all over the country after careful screening and they come to the Academy to
fulfil the commitment to become a performing musician. Spurred on by a creative fervour,
the metamorphosis begins at the feet of the guru as the mystery of a raga unfolds.
As part of the training process, each student is required to perform at the weekly
Wednesday Recitals. The recital plays a pivotal role in the training of our scholars as it
is aimed at moulding an artist as a performer. After a scholar matures in his or her art
and performance skills, he or she is presented to the public through the ITC Sangeet
Sourav's preliminary training in sitar began in 1997 under Shri Tapash Chattapadhyay of Maihar Gharana. In the year 2005, he got the opportunity to learn under Sarod maestro Padma Bhushan Pandit Buddhadev Das Gupta of the Senia Shahjahanpur Gharana as a General Class Student of ITC Sangeet Research Academy. He became a Scholar in 2007 after which he came under the tutelage of sitar exponent Pandit Manilal Nag of Vishnupur Gharana.
Sourav has performed as a child artist at All India Radio, Kolkata and thereafter participated in conferences like ITC Sangeet Sammelan, Kolkata, Bengal-ITC SRA Sammelan, Dhaka, Gaan Mela, Kolkata, Golpark Ramakrishna Mission Kolkata, Sangeetangan, Jalpaiguri, Eklavya Sangeet Academy, Krishnanagar among many others. He received National Scholarship from Ministry of Culture in Instrumental Classical Music (Sitar) in the year 2010. Having performed in a classical fusion concert with Pandit Purbayan Chatterjee, Sourav also contributed to multiple light music recordings in different languages.
Sourav was an A grade senior scholar of the Academy until November 2015, training under Pandit Partha Chattopadhyay of Maihar Gharana.