Vatsal Bakhda, pianist/composer, started his musical journey in Kolkata learning Classical Piano under Roshen Gazder, LSRM with whom he spent over 10 years, and Suddhaseel Sen (Ph.D. in Musicology) for 2 years.
He continued his musical education further at Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music, where he spent three semesters learning under Pedro Carneiro Silva and Gabriel Geszti, both of who hail from Brazil, equipping him with a unique playing style with strong traditional Brazilian influences. He continues to grow and develop currently with Aman Mahajan. He has also had the opportunity to collaborate with various artists form India and abroad.
His time at SAM has enabled him to playing various styles such as Jazz, Funk, Latin, Brazilian, RnB/Soul, Pop, Fusion, Blues, etc., and greatly takes influences from various artists such as Avishai Cohen, Tigran Hamasyan, Shai Maestro, Brad Mehldau, to name a few.
Vatsal is also currently working extensively on his own music, and wishes to bring it out early next year. A music educator himself, Vatsal is currently working as a Piano Teacher at Theme Music Institute.