The Iris Summer Music Fest 2015 marking a decade of Aria Music and Theatre <g data-gr-id="40">Conservatory,</g> is an institution unique in discovering new musical talent. Hitesh and Payal Madan being the founding members of The Music Fest and the Conservatory have churned out hundreds of students who wish to earn name and fame for themselves. Hitesh is the vocalist and guitarist with Eka and a former lead guitarist of Euphoria.
Hitesh Madan said, “This year is very special for us as Aria completes 10 years. We have a children’s musical production that Payal and I wrote in 2007. When we first staged eight years ago, we had a cast of 40 kids, this time we have done it with only 13.” Judges Benjamine Pinto and Lokesh Madan from the band EKA shortlisted 16 Performances as finalists.
The Battle covered a wide range of songs like metal, classic rock, Sufi, Bollywood and pop rock.
Winner Naman Singh said, “I just don’t believe in competition. I like to perform and Hitesh Sir gave me the opportunity to perform and I said yes. One should always enjoy music and practice hard with your band for coordination.”
The special guest of the event was eminent singer Vasundhara Vee. Subir Malik, founder member of India’s leading band Parikrama, George Pulinkala who founded the Delhi Music Theatre and pioneered musical theatre productions in Delhi.