Mumbai: Well-known Indian music composer AR Rahman has opened a school to train promising musicians in Chennai.
Rahman said he felt the need for a school to teach talented musicians production and technology skills.
“I have finally opened my music conservatory,” he told reporters confirming that the coming months will see students and singers training in performances and production.
Rahman produced the music for the stage version of JRR Tolkien’s trilogy “The Lord of the Rings,” for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Bombay Dreams” and songs for more than 120 Bollywood movies.
“Having the knowledge of both music performances and music technology is invaluable,” Rahman was quoted as saying. “The skill to perform an instrument combined with production capabilities will ensure many more career opportunities.”
He said he also hopes the school will nurture gifted musicians who could be part of an orchestra that he dreams of starting.
“Indian composers usually travel abroad to record with orchestras. My vision is to provide an orchestra in India,” Rahman said.