Samarth Srinivasan is a composer, arranger, orchestrator, and music producer based in Mumbai, India. He was born in Hyderabad and was raised in the United States.
He began learning western classical piano at the age of seven, but was always fascinated with creating his own music. He began exploring the world of composition in high school, and around the same time, took an interest in Hindustani Classical music, learning harmonium and incorporating elements of Indian classical music into his own compositions.
After college, Samarth continued his musical journey by obtaining a Masters degree in Music through the Scoring for Film, Television, and Video Games Program at Berklee College of Music Valencia. At Berklee, Samarth refined his skills in media composition, orchestration, arranging, conducting, and music production. Over the course of the year, he had the incredible opportunity to collaborate with his talented classmates and have his music recorded with Air Studios London and the Budapest Art Orchestra.
Samarth’s career began with an internship with Salim-Sulaiman. Under their tutelage, he fine-tuned the skills and knowledge he had gained at Berklee and learned to apply them to professional settings in Bollywood. His first projects with Salim-Sulaiman focused on small string arrangements, but later progressed to larger scope projects like orchestrating the songs and background scores for movies such as 102 Not Out and Race 3.
In the past year, Samarth has branched out and begun collaborating with other musicians in Bollywood. He has worked with Sanchit Balhara on Loveyatri and Kalank, and has collaborated with other musicians like Abhijit Vaghani, Sameer Uddin, Rachita Arora, and KS Abhishek. Recently, he orchestrated the feature film, The Accidental Prime Minister, worked on the second series of T-Series Mixtape, and orchestrated for Student of the Year 2 and Umrao Jaan Ada: The Musical. He also had his first taste of professional composing through his work on creating the end credits of the Zee5 web-series, Poison, with his good friend Sanchit Malhotra. Samarth has supplemented this work in Bollywood by teaching piano, composition, music theory, orchestration, and arranging. He plans to continue pursuing his career in Bollywood while using his experience to begin teaching at Raghav Sachar’s new production and musicality courses to help other musicians gain the skills they need to be successful in the music industry.