In his early career, Roy used to play the trumpet and performed jazz in Israel, his home country, and New York, where he collaborated with a variety of artists in different genres including jazz, funk and flamenco.
After he performed in numerous bands at music festivals around the world Roy found himself on a spiritual journey to India where he discovered the ethereal sound of the bansuri (Indian bamboo flute) where it is played Hindustani classical music; the traditional music of northern India. He became a disciple in the lineage of Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, the world famous master of Hindustani classical music, the “living legend of Bansuri”, honored and awarded internationally for his music.
Pursuing his fascination with improvised raga music and flute playing, he decided to dedicate himself to the bansuri and remaine in India to master it. After several years of intense practice, he won the praise of Indian audiences and his lauded teachers for his authentic renditions of raga melodies. Then, he recorded his first album “Unexpected Journey”.
Since settling down in Berlin in 2017, Roy has been performing both as a solo artist and a band leader, and collaborating with different artists in the world music, sound journey meditation music, at ecstatic dance events and yoga events.
His captivating and enchanting performances transport audiences to other realms, offering a sense of peace, as Roy Sunak blends unbounded creativity and tradition.