Born in Bombay in India, Sandeep Bhagwati moved to Germany at age 6. Later, he studied musical direction and composition in Salzburg, Munich and Paris.Today, he is renowned worldwide as a composer, director and media artist. He has been the recipient of numerous prices. He has directed international music festivals of music and intercultural exchange projects with Indian and Chinese musicians and leading new music ensembles. He was also a professor of composition and composer-in-residence for several universities and prestigious orchestras. Since 2006, he has directed Matralab, a research node for interdisciplinary, intercultural and intermedia art at Concordia University in Montreal.