19-year-old Tanay Joshi hails from Ahmedabad where he has been studying piano, keyboard, violin, guitar, percussion and music theory with SaurinUpadhyay at Vibration Academy of Music since he was 4 years of age. Gifted musically as well as academically, Tanay has completed his first year of engineering at DAIICT, Gandhinagar. He is also a keen sportsman and a computer enthusiast. Tanay has recently been offered a place at Keble College, Oxford to study Computer Science.
He has received an Exhibition Award and certificates of merit for outstanding in the music examinations held by the Trinity College of London, with the unusual distinction of having passed Grade 8 Theory at the age of 12. He plays both Western and Indian music, enjoys composing and arranging, and is adept at using music production software tools. Tanay has performed several times on Television with great success. In 2011, at age 17, he obtained the DipABRSM, Diploma in Piano Performance. In the same year, he was a finalist at Con Brio, The All India John Gomes Memorial Piano Competition. Following this success, he was invited to participate at workshops and masterclasses conducted by visiting teachers. In November 2012, he was selected as the Young Musician of the Year – 2013, the first in an annual series of awards, instituted by the Olga and Jules Craen Foundation.
He won the scholarships to the summer schools at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow and Chethams at Manchester, where he also studied composition besides Piano. He was offered a place at the Bachelor of Music course at RCS. His tenure as the YMOY – 2013 culminated in full-length recitals at Hyderabad, Goa, Bangalore and Mumbai. His performance at Kolkata and Shillong under the aegis of the Calcutta School of Music and the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, respectively, received standing ovations, with invitations to return and perform later this year.