Avik Sarkar, piano
Avik was among the first recipients of From the Top’s Alumni Leadership Grant! He plans to create a benefit concert in support of the Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights that will include performances of music native to refugees’ homelands and a new composition based on stories and the interviews he conducts with local refugees. Read more about it in this article from NPR.
AVIK SARKAR is a pianist, cellist, and composer studying piano with Niva Fried, cello with Nancy Hair and composition with Alla Cohen. Avik has won prizes at major international piano competitions including New York International Artists, Forte International Music, and Louisiana International Piano competition. He has also won multiple first-prizes at several regional and state competitions including NEPTA, MMTA, MTNA & Steinway Society of Massachusetts piano competitions. His compositions have won the Carlos Surinach Prize BMI student composer award and the Robert Avalon International competition. Avik has played at Cadogan Hall in London UK, Symphony Hall in Boston and Carnegie Hall in New York City, and was heard on WGBH Radio, NPR, Boston. Aside from piano and composition, Avik plays cello in the NEC Youth Repertory Orchestra and enjoys competition math, writing poetry, and watercolor painting. He is currently a freshman at Buckingham Browne & Nichols in Cambridge, MA.