Eleven-year-old composer, Amartya may be classically trained, but he is influenced by many different genres of music. Following his influence, his own composition style cuts across different genres. So much so, that you never know what to expect…except that it will be incredible.
At his tender age, the composer draws inspiration from various aspects of the world around him and creates masterful stories to tell the tale of his observations.
In addition to composing, Amartya plays the piano and violin as well as sings Western and Carnatic music. Over the years, Amartya has participated in countless music competitions and has played at Carnegie Hall several times as well as the Royal Albert Hall and Paris Philharmonie. This included playing the piano, playing the violin, singing, as well as playing his own compositions.
Amartya started to learn to compose formally at age six. He has been under the passionate and masterful teaching of Kia Portafekas, a Grammy grant recipient.
Several of his works have been orchestrated by the amazing and talented Marc Riley, Deborah Offenhauser, and Bill Kilpatrick. Deborah Offenhauser has also played piano on several of Amartya’s pieces.
Amartya’s most recent release entitled, “Stars” boasts vocals by Viktoria Sunshine and incredible orchestration by Bill Kilpatrick.
The young man composed “The Sky, The Stars, and The Earth.” This is a vocal version of “The Stars” and it is about anyone that has or had a dream, a wish, or an aspiration. It is about reaching for the stars, soaring to new heights, or reminiscing about dreams of the past.
Special thanks to Amartya’s composition teacher, Kia Portafekas, for bringing out the best in Amartya.
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