“The feeling of being able to trust my piano to do exactly what I want in terms of colour and texture is incredibly valuable, something I reliably get only with a Steinway.”
Young Steinway Artist, Neville Bharucha started piano lessons with his father when he was 4 and was soon composing short pieces. Neville began performing across India at the age of 10, with the support of the Bangalore School of Music. He is the recipient of numerous music awards: Capt. Alvares Trophy for Excellence, Peter Coelho Memorial Award for Music, and Fewkes Memorial Trophy for Outstanding Musician, to name a few. At 16, he earned his Associate Diploma from Trinity College, London with distinction.
In December 2010, Neville performed in Houston with the World Zoroastrian Symphony Orchestra conducted by Farobag Cooper. He placed first at the CON BRIO All India Piano Competition held in Mumbai in July 2011. Neville continued his piano studies in Bangalore with Russian concert pianist Natalia Kapylova and also obtained his Licentiate Diploma from The Trinity College, London (LTCL) in 2011. In November 2014, Neville earned his Master’s Degree in Music Performance with Distinction, from The University of Southampton, England, where he studied under renowned pianist and composer, David Owen Norris. In Dec 2014, Neville gave solo recitals in the United States for The Zoroastrian Association of Greater New York. He completed his US tour with a performance of Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto, with the World Zoroastrian Symphony Orchestra, under conductor Adil Mehta. In February and June 2015, he performed Saint-Saens’ 2nd Piano concerto with the Southampton Sinfonietta Orchestra.
He is the winner of the 24th Ennio Porrino International Piano Competition held in Cagliari, Italy in Nov 2015. In February 2016, he was awarded the Kerr Memorial Prize for Outstanding Musicianship at the Royal Overseas League Competition London. Neville has completed a second Master’s Degree in Composition for Moving Images at City University, London while studying with the world-renowned pianist Leslie Howard in London. Since October 2016, he has been doing his Meisterklassen or “Concert Diploma” degree at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy” in Leipzig, Germany.
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