About Gurbani Bhatia

Indian cinema’s love affair with piano dates back to the English Raj era.

The first time I touched the keys of a piano it touched my heart and I fell in love with the instrument. I was fortunate that my mother and others inspired me to explore the keys with an open heart. Instinctively, I understood the right notes and I could play a song without learning the theory of music. It’s uncanny but this instinctive understanding of notes made me an accomplished piano player. At the age of 13 I was dubbed as the ‘Piano Miracle’ by the music company T-Series, that subsequently released six albums of mine, which were appreciated all over the Indian subcontinent.

My instincts grew sharper and stronger with time as I felt in sync with peculiar styles of great music directors of yesteryears such as O.P. Nayyar, S.D. & R.D. Burman, Laxmikant Pyarelal, Madan Mohan and music directors of today of the likes of Jatin Lalit, A.R. Rehman, Shankar Ehsaan Loy and Yashraj.

As a Pianist, I love to charm my audience with my fingers dancing on the keys. Recently I was nominated in the ‘Best Instrumental Act’ for LQ Awards sponsored by Zoom TV. My recent performance with Jaya Prada in Hyderabad was honored by Shri Amar Singh and well known names from the Tollywood industry. My performance at the Inauguration of Showsha theatre at the Kingdom Of Dreams also brought me much acclaim.

My live performance with Pritam and Mohit Chauhan on stage in Mumbai was appreciated by several Bollywood celebrities.  One of the most proud moments for me was winning the award of the ‘Best Female Pianist’ by Usha Uthup. I have also been awarded the ‘Best pianist’ acclaim multiple times, by Kala Darpan and Bhartiya Kala Samriti.

I have promoted and performed piano recitals at both national and international levels including for NGO’s like Tammana, for special children, and Delhi Cheshire Home for the mentally and physically challenged.

I believe that music is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents that God has bestowed upon us. Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent. Music is indeed entwined with our culture and times and there is no better way to preserve it than passing on the heritage for the future of humanity.

Indeed, music has brought us together and it is woven in the tapestry of our emotions, culture and life. Music is the only means whereby we can feel a range of human feelings such as sorrow, gladness, yearning, hope and love. Music does bring people together and it allows us to experience the same emotions.