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National Scholarship for outstanding performance in Sarod, from the Ministry of Human Resources & Development and Tourism & Culture, Govt of India- New Delhi
Anun Lund Rej Memorial Award from the Norwegian Consulate
Certificate of Appreciation from Rotary International Club & Lions Club- Toronto
The Telegraph School Award as an outstanding talent in Eastern Classical Music
President’s Award in Sarod through All India Radio Music competition
Rashtriya Gaurav Award from New Delhi
Ustad Afzallur Rahman Memorial Award from Brahmanberia, Bangladesh
Jadubhatta Purashkar from Salt Lake Cultural Association
Sangeet Visarad & Sangeet Ratnakar from Sarbabharatiya Sangit o Sanskriti Parishad

Notwithstanding the traditional essence which is one of the predominant features of Indian Classical Music, Abhisek Lahiri, one of the youngest President Award Winning "A" grade sarod artist of Prasar Bharati and Doordarshan has blended his baaj by the norms of the venerable raagdari with the neoteric idiosyncrasy of chalan, taan, chords and by introducing unanticipated instantaneous notes and startling phrases. Though he was trained under his eminent father and Guru Pandit Alok Lahiri from a very tender age in the gurukul system, his approach of sarod playing primarily belongs to the Senia Maihar gharana along with influences of other gharanas like Shahajahanpur and Senia Bangash (Gwalior). By embracing the meed and the tonal depth of the instrument Abhisek has entangled his alaap with the compelling trait of Jod which finally ends up followed by the Gat which reflects this young maestro's unparallel alacrity with immense understanding of laya and it needs no mention that all these equitable attributes of his performance have won the hearts of thousands of audience across the globe.

Abhisek started performing in public at an early age of 11 years though he got his first break in national level in 1997 when he was invited by Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia to play at "Saath Saath Festival" and that year he also gave his debut performance abroad in Holland at the "World Kinder Festival" where he was named as an 'Wonder Kid'. That was just the commencement of an outstanding prodigy's lifelong commitment towards music which later led to extensive concerts through Europe, U.K., U.S.A., Canada, Sri Lanka, Japan, Bangladesh apart from India. He with his father Pandit Alok Lahiri possesses the dignity of performing as the first Indians at the Europe Parliament in France, Cannes World Music Festival and also in Canada Culture Days in Toronto. Abhisek has created an amalgamation with the Japanese Guitarist Hideaki Tsuji and his group Ionah which represents world music and has got worldwide recognition. Abhisek's music albums "Sparkling Sarod" got nomination at GIMA (Global Indian Music Awards) in 2010 and in 2014 again his album "Mood Of Puriya Kalyan" got nominated along with the legends of our country such as Pt Hariprasad Chaurasia, Pt Shivkumar Sharma, Ustad Zakir Hussain, Ustad Rashid Khan and many more.

India & International

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Saath-Saath Festival in Mumbai, organized by legendary Pt. Hari Prasad Chaurasia

RIMPA Festival (Ravi Shankar Institute) in New Delhi

All India Radio Music Festival in Shimla

Dover Lane Music Conference in Kolkata

Harivallabh Sangeet Sammelan in Jalandhar

Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture in Golpark (Kolkata)

Sangeet Natak Academy Sangeet Pratibha Festival in Gwalior

National Center for Performing Arts (NCPA) - Mumbai

Biswa Banga Sammelan on behalf of Govt. of West Bengal

Basanta Utsav in Jorasanko Thakurbari - Kolkata

Saptak Music Festival - Nasik

West Bengal State Music Academy Annual Concert - Kolkata

India Habitat Centre in New Delhi

Jnana Pravaha Music Festival, presented by Sangeet Ashram, Kolkata

Arohi Music Festival- Mumbai

Isha Yaksha Festival in Coimbatore

Anirban Sangeet Sammelan - Kolkata

Saltlake City Music Festival - Kolkata

Ballygunj Maitreyi Music Circle - Kolkata

Paramparik Music Festival - Kolkata

Sangeet Piyasi - Kolkata

Swaramayee Gurukul - Pune

Bhairav Kalyan Utsav’05 & Smriti Utsav’ 09 in Mumbai

Kalibari Music Festival - Lucknow

Music Festival in Assam & Tripura

Culturall Music Conference in Allahabad

Sangit Parishad Kashi in Varanasi

Ustad Rahimat Khan Sangeet Samaroh in Dharwad

Ustad Rajjab Ali Khan Sangeet in Dewas

Ninad Utsav in Patna

Sangeetam Festival in New Delhi

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Darbar Festival, London

Sacred Music Festival, Strasbourg

Europe Parliament - France

Canada Cultre Days, Hamilton

World Music Day Festival - Cannes

Theatre de la Ville- Paris

Tropen Theatre - Amsterdam

Musee Guimet- Paris

India Night Festival- Stuttgart 

FIMU Festival- Belfort

Raag-Mala Music Society- Edmonton and Calgary

Virasat Foundation- Surrey, BC

TSS Multicultural Festival, Toronto

The Malhar Group Spring Fest - Hamilton

Shilpakala Academy & Alliance Francaise de Dhaka - Bangladesh

India Culture Centre, Tokyo

International Classical Guiter Festival

Hamamatsu Museum of Musical Instruments - Hamamatsu, Japan

University of Victoria – Vancouver

Eye on India Festival – Chicago

Indian Music Society of Minnesota – Minneapolis

Basant Bahar – San Francisco

Indian Classical Music Circle- Dallas

Sangitabhimana Festival – Colombo, Sri Lanka