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M. Ghibran
M. Ghibran

Musician and composer Ghibran, who won a national award for best song in the film (his first film) Vaagai Sooda Vaa says systematic learning of music is important and grading exams must be taken seriously. He has cleared Grade VIII in piano and theory. “Due to family circumstances I had to take up a job at a very young age and therefore I started teaching keyboard to school children. After that I worked for an animation production company as composer, and after clearing eight grades, I started doing music composing for advertisement films. After doing 600 advertisement jingles, I decided to study music at La Salle College of Music in Singapore, as I was keen on developing a deep understanding of classical music. I learnt Western classical composition there and returned to set up my own recording studio in Chennai. The first film I worked for was Vaagai Sooda Vaa and after that there was no looking back.” “For anyone taking up music as a career, it is not an easy route to success. I have endured years of struggle, frustration and disappointment. I gave up hope many times, yet it was sheer passion and the dedication that I had for music that brought success so close to me.”


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