About the Artist:
Bijaya Vaidya is an acclaimed and most traveled musician of Nepal at present. Since the last two decades he has been intensely performing and promoting Nepali music through his Sitar playing and musical skills.
His recent Awatar also as a Soul Engineer (teachings under the guidance of his spiritual friend and guru, Louis Bertignac – the legendary Guitar-Hero of France) proves Bijaya to be a person of immense diversity.
Bijaya has helped in the foundation of musical groups at home and abroad like Sur Sudha. Bijaya wants Nepali music in the global map and for that he wants to train many Nepali musicians and help establish their own cultural and social identity.
Though his formal studies remains purely on Eastem Classical Music and Sitar for which he had earned a Board-Second position in his Bachelor’s Degree from a music academy in India, he has broken the barrier of the traditional outlook of just being an instrumentalist.
When I contemplate inside my studio with Sitar at hand, I already feel a new form of sound being created in my imaginations,” says the smiling Bijay who is time and often interrupted for a Tabala duet by his two-year old son Chitiz Dev who has picked up the first basics – Dha Dha!
Bijaya’s home-studio ensemble comprises of his wife Marina (a good singer herself), his lively old parents, his doggy pets Rocky and Sierra and their puppy. His productions are managed by a group of three brothers – Yogesh, Rakesh and Jasmine.