DarshanMUSICIAN | MUMBAI

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Composer, sound designer, producer and a virtual instrument developer, Darshan Shah has worked on several feature films, TV series, albums and jingles. In 2017, he gave music to two wildlife documentaries (‘Looking for Sultan’ & ‘Gyamo’) which won awards at the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, New York. He is currently working with the leading virtual instrument company, Embertone, which is based in New York and creating a series of virtual Indian instruments for composers around the world. In India, he recently scored a feature film, 'Ratanpur' which is set to release on 16th March 2018.
In 2015, he was the sound editor for Malaysia’s top grossing film, ‘Polis Evo’. This film was nominated for the best Sound Design category in the country's biggest award show FFM.

He has worked on an animated TV series, ‘Harry and Bunnie’ which was under production by Animasia Studio and being aired on the Disney Channel & Netflix. Darshan has also been a producer for several singer-songwriters around the world and has released his own single, ‘Breathe’ featuring Poova Placchiak. His latest EP ‘Until Again’, is produced for a Malaysian singer-songwriter, Lyanne Low. In 2014, he won two awards for the best score in the International Indie Gathering Festival and the Horror Hotel Convention. He has also composed theme music for The Sultan Cup 2012 event, which was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Darshan started his musical journey at the age of seven on the Tabla. He later developed his interest for the piano and the cello and started playing by ear. In 2010, he was accepted for the Foundation in Piano Performance at K.M.Music Conservatory, which is under patronage of the Oscar winning composer, A.R Rahman. In 2012, he joined the International College of Music, Kuala Lumpur and was awarded a first- class honours degree in Professional Music. Darshan was one of the few who were accepted to the MA in Scoring for Films and New Media at the prestigious Pulse College, Ireland where he received the first class honours masters degree too.

Education
Course Name Foundation in Piano Performance Institute Name K.M.Music Conservatory
Start Date 01-08-2010 End Date 01-09-2011
Course Name Bachelors in Professional Music Institute Name University of Wolverhampton
Start Date 01-09-2011 End Date 01-09-2016
Course Name Masters in Scoring for Visual Media Institute Name Dublin Institute of Technology
Start Date 01-09-2016 End Date 01-09-2017
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Skills
Language : Hindi, English, Gujarati
Category : Composer
Instruments : Cello, Keyboard, Piano
Music Reading : Sight Reading, Read Charts
Work preference
Available In : Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad
Availability : Part Time
Harry & Bunnie
Role Background Music Composer
Start Date 01-08-2016 End Date 01-03-2017
Take 3
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Gyamo
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Looking for Sultan
Role Music Composer
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Ratanpur
Role Background Music Composer
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Polis Evo
Role Sound Designer
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