This year Akash Majumdar walked away with the top honours in piano, guitar and Western vocals at Crescendo, the city’s biggest inter-school music competition. “All credit must go to my mother for introducing me to the world of music,” says Majumdar, whose lineage comprises legendary music director Nachiketa Ghosh and Coffee House creator Suparna Kanti Ghosh.
THE JOURNEY While he has been playing the piano since he was five, he picked up the guitar and saxophone only later while staying in the US. “When I saw Saif Ali Khan play an electric guitar on TV, I decided I wanted to do that too,” he grins. At the age of 10, he became a member of the National Guild of Pianists and was inducted into the international guild a year later. Having completed Grade 8 in piano and music theory from Trinity Guildhall, he is now working on Grade 8 piano and theory of Associated Board of Royal School of Music. Majumdar’s range of interests is not confined to music alone: he holds a black belt in karate, scripts plays and is a quizzing enthusiast. He is also a class topper in Calcutta International School and counts Mathematics as his favourite subject.
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“Akash plays the piano with an unmatched passion. He is willing to accept constructive criticism and incorporates that feedback to improve his performances” ARUP MITRA JOINT HEAD OF WESTERN MUSIC SECTION, CALCUTTA SCHOOL OF MUSIC “Every artist deserves to have their own space”