Bhaskar Das is one of the finest Bansuri players of the younger generation of Indian musicians
Bhaskar was born in a musical family from Prayagraj. His father, Pt. Gopal Das, one of the pioneers of Indian classical music on the clarinet, is a disciple of the flute maestro Pt. Bholanath Prasanna. Bhaskar’s journey in the world of music started at the age of three, his father being his first guru. At the age of eight, Bhaskar performed for the first time at the Prayag Sangeet Samiti’s conference and until date, he has performed extensively in India and abroad, both as a soloist and as part of a group.
He is an empanelled artist of ICCR (Indian Council for Cultural Relations), rated as an “A” grade artist by All India Radio & Doordarshan (national TV & Radio channels), holder of a Master’s degree from Banaras Hindu University and recipient of multiple recognitions and awards: President’s Award by the Government of India, “Young Talent” Award by Allahabad Museum, Sangeet Natak Academy Music Competition, Sangeet Samiti Music Competition, Sahara International Music Competition, etc.
He had the great privilege to perform in a diplomatic event hosted by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the King Philippe of Belgium. He also got the chance to perform several times at the Art of Living Center, Bangalore, in the presence of the renowned spiritual master Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.
Now based in Mumbai, Bhaskar’s strength lies in his ability to imbibe the essence of Hindustani classical music’s rich heritage while being able to then interpret it in his various collaborations. He has worked with Western Classical musicians as part of the “West meets East” project, reviving the heritage of Pandit Ravi Shankar and Yehudi Menuhin. He is also the founder of the fusion band “Oorja”, an energetic blend of traditional and modern instruments.
Bhaskar has worked on five albums – “Bhaskar, The Rising” (2014), “Shrutipath” (2016), “Naad Sutra” (2016), “Meditative Melodies” (2017), “Naman – A tribute to the master”(2017) and “Puriya” (2018).