MusiciansAditya Bhat

Raised in Yorta Yorta country in northern Victoria, Aditya Bhat developed an early and alarming predilection for tapping on his own head; concerned parents resolved to redirect these latent percussive impulses to a less hazardous outlet and enrolled him in drum lessons. From there (more-or-less) it has been an evolving journey of finding ever more delightful and strange things to hit!

Aditya has completed a Bachelor of Music from the University of Melbourne, where he has had the privilege of learning from such teachers as Steve Falk and Peter Neville whilst also pursuing interests in composition, musicology, and the broader humanities. He enjoys performing in all settings, but he is particularly excited by the possibilities offered by chamber music and hopes to refine his skills in this area during his first year of training at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) in 2022. Additionally, Aditya is interested in bringing together varied interests including ‘new’ music, jazz, electronics, improvisation, and the Indian musical styles of his heritage; favourite pastimes include scavenging in scrapyards for instruments, testing out plant sounds while going for walks, and trying to bow unlikely objects.

Aditya is excited to continue his musical training under the guidance of Peter Neville and John Arcaro at ANAM in 2022. Self-identifying as a nerd, he also plans to keep a foot in academia, working towards musicology Honours at the University. Outside of music, Aditya spends time zipping up and down the Yarra on his bike, experimenting in the kitchen, and reading about history and languages.

Financial assistance supported by ANAM Syndicate donors - Igor and Jenny Zambelli, Christina and Terry Hart

Photo credit Pia Johnson

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