Celebrating 10 years
Neecia Majolly is the Founder-Trustee of The Majolly Music Trust and has been acclaimed as one of India’s finest pianists.
A Global Music Awards Gold and Silver Medalist winner, IMEA (International Music and Entertainment Association) Awards Winner and Akademia Music Awards Winner for ‘The Majolly Project’ (progressive rock group),Neecia has had her musical education in Brunei and Singapore and went on to do her degree in Music from the Western Australian Conservatorium, Perth. A concert pianist, conductor, singer, teacher and composer, who has emerged as one of the most dynamic musical forces in India, she has performed at venues across India, Nepal, South East Asia, Sweden and Australia.
The Camerata (now known as The Majolly Music Trust Choir), a choir she founded and directed, has earned a firm reputation in India for being unique in their choice of repertoire and quality of presentation. The year 2001 saw the historic performance of Handel’s “Messiah” for choir, soloists and full – fledged orchestra, the likes of which had never been experienced in India before.
Another choir she co-founded, Madrigals, Etc., is the only choir in India specializing in music from the Middle Ages and Renaissance eras, and has the distinction of releasing the first ever Western Music Classical album in the country in 2009 ‘the renaissance begins’.
The Majolly Music Trust itself has one of the finest faculties in the country imparting music education in piano, violin, guitar and voice studies besides having created a unique pension fund for aged and infirm musicians.
Besides being former representative of the London College of Music Examinations in Karnataka, Neecia is believed to be the first Indian Western Classical Pianist to have a piano album, ‘Gold Coast Pure Spa’, released by Universal Audio, USA.
In May 2017, the debut indie album ‘Please’ from The Majolly Project was released.
Neecia has recently been empanelled in the Indian Council of Cultural Relations ' Reference Panel of Artistes, and is also on the Advisory Council of the Karnataka Artistes Association.
Grammy® Award Winner and US Billboard #1 artist Ricky Kej is an internationally renowned Indian Music Composer, Conservationist and Professor.
Ricky Kej composed and produced his latest album ‘SHANTI SAMSARA’, which was launched by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Francois Hollande in the presence of World Leaders at the United Nations COP21 Climate Change Conference in Paris. For Shanti Samsara, Ricky collaborated with over 500 musicians from over 40 countries, all coming together for Environmental Consciousness. Ricky went on to performing music from this album twice at the United Nations General Assembly, NY among other prestigious venues all over the world.
His repertoire of work consists of 15 studio albums released internationally, over 3,500 commercials and 3 feature films. He scored music for the opening ceremony of the Cricket World Cup 2011, held in Dhaka-Bangladesh.
Ricky has been awarded the United Nations "Global Humanitarian Artist" award. Among other awards to his credit, he has also won Producer of the year at the South African Music Awards (S.Africa), Album of the year at the Zone Music Awards (New Orleans), Global Indian Music Award and Mirchi Music Awards (India) and Centre for Conscious Creativity's ‘FutureVision’ Award (Los Angeles). Ricky is also conferred with the title "Pride of Karnataka" and “Youth Icon of India".
'Real Leaders', a Signatory to the United Nations has recently named Ricky Kej as one of the 100 Real Leaders along side greats like Bill Gates, Leonardo Dicaprio, Angelina Jolie and others who 'Inspire the Future'. The Parliament - House of Commons, Canada awarded Ricky Certificate of Appreciation for his Outstanding Musical and Humanitarian Achievement.
Ricky Kej a Conservationist and Environmentalist, is a professor at the prestigious National Institute of advanced Studies (at the Indian Institute of Science) and an Ambassador to Earth Day Network.
Rajendra Chaturvedi has been a leading music composer and arranger in the Indian commercial music industry for a major part of the 80's and 90's.
Having studied to great depth both Indian and Western Classical Music, he has been always fascinated by the rich music traditions both forms have to offer, and his compositions have always been influenced by the melodic soul of Indian Classical Music against the complex harmonization of Western Classical Music.
In 1989, Mr Chaturvedi established an audio studio which had the most advanced facilities then available in the industry. These were the first roots of the THEME MUSIC Group of companies that went on to do many other ground breaking work in times to come.
In 1996, THEME started importing and distributing musical instruments and studio equipment, along with the designing and setup of project studios.
In 1998, THEME started the import of KAWAI Pianos from Japan which are among the world's leading piano manufacturers loved for their rich, warm, singing sound. THEME is the sole national distributor for KAWAI pianos in India and at present has 3 exclusive KAWAI Piano showrooms located at New Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru. These showrooms go by the name of THEME PIANO WORLD and are the only exclusive piano showrooms in the country!
In an effort to give back to the music that made him, Mr Rajendra Chaturvedi founded THEME MUSIC INSTITUTE in Greater Kailash (New Delhi) after having realized that Western Classical music needed to be an organized industry should it grow and receive mainstream acceptance. In all, THEME has launched 6 Music Institutes in 3 major cities across India including the first one in Greater Kailash; Gurgaon- DLF (2002); Juhu, Mumbai (2006); Punjabi Bagh, Delhi (2009); Bandra, Mumbai (2009); Koramangala, Bangalore (2010)
The THEME Music Institute prides itself on being the pioneer for group method teaching for piano learning in India which facilitates ensemble piano playing.
THEME is also one of the largest distributors of music books and sheet music from various international publishers such as Alfred Publishing Co., Faber Music, Music Exchange, Oxford University Publishing, Hal Leonard, Music Sales and many others.
Mr Chaturvedi shares Neecia's vision in building very high standards of Western Classical Music Education in India through The Majolly Music Trust!!