Vatsal Bakhda

Keyboard    New Delhi

Classically trained Pianist, Vatsal studied under Roshen Gazder, LRSM (Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music) for over 10 years, and Suddhaseel Sen (Ph.D. in Musicology) for 2 years. He also eventually had the opportunity to study under Pedro Carneiro Silva and Gabriel Geszti at Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music, and placed first in academics in all three semesters of study. Vatsal is currently learning from Aman Mahajan. He also has had the opportunity to learn from Shai Maestro and Sharik Hasan to name a few pianists. Vatsal has been playing various styles such as Jazz, Funk, Latin, Brazilian, RnB/Soul, Pop, Fusion, Blues, which also was a means to becoming a regular performing and a versatile pianist. Vatsal is also part of a number of projects, such as Submarine in Space, Toto Tribute Band, HIIGH and Soliluquy to name a few. He has also had the opportunity to work with musicians across the world and play in festivals such as the NH7 Weekender and Magnetic Fields to name a few. Vatsal is currently working on an album with Submarine in Space, and Soliluquy, his Piano trio. Vatsal was a stand-in teacher at Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music and was a part of Theme Music Institute for over three years. Vatsal is currently working with True School of Music and with Prism school of music.