University of Bristol: Talented student releases first EP ‘Piano Stories’

The five-song Piano Stories is the debut EP of Rahul Suntah, who is studying for a Masters in Composition of Music for Film and Television (MACMFTV) at the University of Bristol.

The eclectic collection of tunes has been described by Rahul as “the soundtrack to a space opera that is yet to be written”. Songs include Space Wander and Stardust Lullaby.

Piano Stories is available on Spotify, Apple Music and all other major platforms.

Rahul, from Mauritius, an island nation of 1.3m people in the Indian Ocean, said: “I had dozens of songs that I had been working on since I was a child. While back in Mauritius I decided to take the most coherent pieces and put them in an EP with a space theme.

“I play a real mix of music – classical, pop, electronic, jazz.

“That’s why I want to make music for films – I’m very versatile and I like to play a bit of everything, which is what films need.”

Rahul started playing piano aged 8 and began composing music at 13.

“I had no idea it would turn into a career, but over the years I realised how much I love it,” he said.

Rahul has already had his tracks played by BBC Music Introducing and BBC Upload.

In March, Rahul went viral with a video playing Mozart’s Turkish March on a piano in the middle of a snowy street. It has now been watched more than 300,000 times.

Neal Farwell, Professor of Composition at the University of Bristol and head of the MACMFTV programme, writes: “We welcome composers from all over the world who want to grow as musicians and learn to thrive in the competitive media world.

“With this EP, Rahul is not only showcasing his strong musical voice, but also proving that spirit of enterprise!”

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