Based in Australia for over 24 years, Sayak was introduced at an early age into Hindustani Classical Music by his mother Smt. Rina Bhattacharya. Over the past decade, Sayak has spent much of his time in India learning in the traditional guru-shishya parampara style from illustrious Gurus Ustad Rashid Khan, of the Rampur-Sahaswan Gharana, and more recently Pandit Vijay Kichlu, one of the old masters of the Agra Gharana.
A budding talent in the world of Hindustani Shastriya Sangeet, Sayak has supported his Gurus at a number of prestigious conferences (including the Dover Lane Music Conference) and has performed in solo recitals in the USA, India (including at Kolkata, Jaipur and Pondicherry) and Australia. His latest concert, featuring an East meets West collaboration with the Blues band Atma Blu, raised $6,000 for the Westmead Childrens’ Hospital in Sydney.
Sayak has degrees in Commerce and Law (with Honours), is presently completing his Masters of Laws, and working as a corporate M&A lawyer.