Krishna Bhatt at a concert
in Munich, Germany (1987).
Krishnaji recieving the 2002
Best Musician Award from Padmashri Kripal Singh Shekhwat,
the Cultural Minister of Rajasthan.
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prolific composer and cultural ambassador who bridges
the gap between East and West, Krishna has collaborated
with Western and Indian musicians since the early 1980s.
He has recorded with Ali Akbar Khan, Zakir Hussain,
the Kronos String Quartet, and Rajasthani folk musicians
among others. His work with Terry Riley on the soundtrack
for Alain Tanner's film "No Man's Land," a
beautiful blend of eastern and western traditions, has
become a favorite among music lovers.
Krishna's music has been
celebrated since he burst onto the music scene at the
age of 17, when he won the All-India Radio Music Competition.
His performances are broadcast regularly on Indian radio
and television and he is the recipient of several awards
and titles including the Sur-Mani (Gem of Melody), AIIS
Senior Fellowship Award, and honors by the Rajasthan
Sangeet Natak Academy. His collaborative work with saxophonist
George Brooks and Zakir Hussain, “Lasting Impression”,
a CD of Indo-Jazz fusion, was nominated for a Grammy.
Most recently he was presented and honored as the best
musician for 2002 in the Rajasthan Virasat (Heritage)
Music Festival in Jaipur.