Keralite student from Huddersfield University strikes gold in European 3D audio production competition (Video)
Wednesday 1 March 2023 9:14 AM UTC
By A Staff Reporter
LONDON March 1: A composition by a final year sound engineering student at the University of Huddersfield stole the show at Europe’s Sixth 3D Audio Production Competition after being awarded gold in the category ‘Music Recording/Studio Production’ and was the only UK student on the winning roster.
The winning track titled Zoella is composed and sung in Hindi by Rohith Sakthy, a classically trained Indian vocalist, who is set to graduate from the University’s BSc (Hons) Sound Engineering and Music Production degree this summer.
Rohith Sakthy is from Muvattupuzha in Kerala.
Huddersfield University published his achievement in its newsletter on Tuesday and since then Rohith Sakthy, who is now back at the university for the final year of the course after his placement year break, has been attracting much attention on his social media handles.
Speaking to The Hindu he said parents remain his biggest cheerleaders.
“After all, not many parents will give in when their son, a BTech graduate in mechanical engineering, prefers to do a second bachelor’s degree and that too in music rather than following on the footsteps of his father who is an engineer.
“I tried a job in engineering for a few months but realised I wasn’t cut out for that. I wanted to pursue music and my parents readily agreed. Now if I don’t compose something for a few months they egg me on,” said Rohith Sakthy.
His first composition, a Tamil track, was released on YouTube by music director Bijibal.
He is now looking to pursue music-related profession abroad. But eventually, he wants to return home and set up an immersive studio or a record label and be an entrepreneur in the music industry.
In the video Rohith performs his winning composition Zoella.
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