Music Producer- Composer
Hitesh has worked on jingles, corporate anthems and an internationally released album ‘Geek Rhythms’ as music producer, composer and arranger. http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1264977979453659453
As the music composer at Aria’s Musical Productions, Hitesh
Hitesh’s vast experience in the studio environment includes sessions playing on Bollywood soundtracks including Kabul Express, Sunday and Phirr.
has recorded over 120 songs in various capacities.
As a live performer for over two decades Hitesh has performed at over 1800 concerts in 16 countries. Some of these performances include the Indo-Pak peace concert at the UN General Assembly Hall, New York, the Great Wall of China and the Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis, U.S.A.,the Times of India Earth Care Awards 2011 & 2012, United Nations Initiative for Women & Children’s Health, International Film Festival of India (Goa), Mountain Echoes Literary Festival in Bhutan, Finale of Bengaluru Habba, Chivas Studio Spotlight & The Great Indian October Fest 2011 & 2012
As Director at Aria
As a music educator at Aria, Hitesh himself is a Grade 8 Topper with distinction from Rockschool, London and has designed the guitar syllabus at Aria.
Hitesh- '' In establishing a school dedicated to this art I feel god has given me the opportunity to give back to society and share what I have learnt in my life as a musician."
The founder member/ director of Aria Music & Theatre Conservatory is also the founder member, vocalist and guitarist with Eka and the ex lead guitarist of India's pioneering hind rock band Euphoria.
The Early Years...
Hitesh’s tryst with music started at an early age of four. From being called upon by his teachers in school to sing and entertain in the classroom to being the lead guitarist of the MSM school band by the age of 15, he believes his alma mater, Mount St. Mary’s, gave him the platform and the confidence that eventually shaped his career.
While still at school, Hitesh formed his own band with his school mates, "Canzona" the youngest band in the history of Indian to win prestigious rock band competitions at IIT institutions, BITS Pilani, KGMC Lucknow, etc, with Hitesh winning the best guitar player accolades at these competitions.
Euphoria ( 1996-2010)...
By the age of 17, Hitesh was the lead guitarist of Euphoria and soon after graduating in commerce from Hindu college, he set up his own recording studio. Hitesh contributed towards compositions and arrangements for all the Euphoria albums released between 1998-2010 ( Dhoom, Phir Dhoom, Gully, Mehfuz and Redhoom) and even engineered many recordings for Euphoria. Euphoria received an award for its contribution towards modern music and entertainment at the Planman awards in 2009 and also got inducted into the hall of fame by the Indian Recording Arts Academy ( IRAA) 2010-2011 under the Hindi Rock genre.
Eka (2010- Till present)
In the year 2010, Hitesh founded Eka along with former band mates Benjamine Benny Pinto ( also Ex-Euphoria) and Lokesh Madan ( Canzona). Eka is the winner of the Best Group award at ArtistAloud Awards, two years in a row at the 2nd & 3rd Annual ArtistAloud Awards for the year 2011-12 & 2013. Eka was also amongst the top 4 finalist for the EC LIVE Quotient Awards 2012 in the ‘Best Band’ category.