Maestro Roshan Bhartiya Biography & Curriculum Vitae

One of the foremost sitar players of his generation, Roshan began his performance career at the age of 10 for the All India Radio Children’s program. Since then he has performed extensively throughout India, Europe and the United States, as well as in Africa and Israel. With his father and guru, Jamaluddin Bhartiya, Roshan founded schools both in India and Amsterdam. For years, their school in Amsterdam was the largest presenter of Indian music in Europe. Roshan has also been very active composing and playing music for the Bombay Film Industry (Bollywood). Roshan’s performances are marked by his enthusiasm, soaring lyricism and generosity of spirit, noted in his ability to connect with audiences, both educated listeners and novices.

In the year 2000, Roshan accepted an invitation by the Aeolian Art and Music Association of Denver Colorado to become a “cultural ambassador” of Classical Indian Music for Colorado and the Mountain States. Since then, Roshan has taught and performed at numerous universities, including Naropa University, the University of Colorado at Boulder, the University of Wyoming, College of Santa Fe, University of Denver, Denver Metropolitan University, Rock Springs Community College, Colorado College, and Northern Arizona University. In addition, he
has given presentations for students of all ages in public and private school settings. He currently resides in Denver, Colorado.

Roshan Bhartiya Curriculum Vitae

Master of Sitar: Sarladavi Music Institute, Delhi India – 1968

North Indian Classical Music, North Indian Classical Sitar

Areas of Teaching Competence
North Indian Classical Music – any instrument, North Indian Classical Orchestra,
North Indian Classical Music – Private Lessons
Tritantri Music School – Amsterdam, Holland 1971 – 1995
North Indian Classical Orchestra, North Indian Classical Music – Private Lessons, North Indian Classical Practical Application
Aeolian Art and Music – Denver, Colorado, USA 2000 – 2004
North Indian Classical Practical Application
Private Lessons – Delhi India, Bombay India, Punjab India, Denver. CO


1960 – 1974
Song and Drama Division – Information Broadcasting Ministry – Delhi,India.
Gave presentations and oured through radio stations throughout India.



1990 – Present
United States – LA, San Francisco, Chicago, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Taos, Wyoming, Boulder, Denver, Nederland, New York

1987 – 1990
Israel – Tel Aviv – Elat
Sweden: Stockholm – Gartenberg – Gotland – Upsala
Norway: Oslo
Germany: Munich – Hamburg – Stuttgart– Berlin – Bonn

Holland: Amsterdam – Rotterdam – Utrecht– Denhaag

1971 – 1995
Greece: Athens – Crete

Government of Maharashtra Delegation – artist tour of India. Performed each year touring throughout India in this special delegation of artists.

South Africa: Johannesburg – Cape Town – Durban – Pietermaritzburg
Africa: Moreshes

Switzerland: Geneva – Zurich
France: Paris
Italy: Rome – Napoli – Milano – Torino

All India Radio – Children’s Program. At age 10 began performing for the children’s program on national radio.


Roshan Bhartiya Live – 2004 – Composer, Recording Artist, Schoolhouse Productions.

Numerous Soundtracks for the film industry of India, Bollywood 1973 – 2000


A Grade – All India Radio
Special Grade – Bollywood
All India Radio Competition Award – sitar champion