Vibhas Kendzia

Vibhas grew up in West Germany and studied piano and flute from the age of five. While receiving a degree in music education from “Johann Wolfgang Goethe University” Frankfurt, he had the privilege to study Flute with Rolf Bissinger, flutist for the Frankfurt Opera Orchestra, and Piano with Matitjahu Kellig, well known for his Mozart interpretations. Studies in Latin percussion and traditional instruments from many countries were all influential in his creation of original world music, melting genres from East to West.

After his music graduation Vibhas studied Music-Therapy in Cologne and Raststadt at the “Family Therapy Center Odenwald” Germany and Sexual-Healing-Therapy at the Multiversity in Egmont Netherlands. He composed and recorded music for educational children shows and worked as sound editor for “Stein Video Production” and the Public TV Station “Hessen3” in Frankfurt Germany.

His work and personal curiosity brought him to India where he was introduced to meditation, and to the beautiful classical sounds of the Bansuri, or native bamboo flute. He met and studied with world famous flutist Pundit Hari Prasad Chaurasia.

In 1997 Vibhas visited Sedona, AZ where he met Prasado, who became his wife and singing partner. It was here that he first heard the haunting sounds of the Navajo flute. Playing these traditional native flutes around the Southwest for the last ten years has brought him much praise from the local Native American population, who are fascinated by his intimate feeling for this ancient instrument, and the longing he expresses through it.

Drawing on his background as a sound editor he founded his company “Music from the Garden,” Recording-Studio, Music Productions and Entertainment. He recorded with international Therapists guided exercises and meditations with his original music. You can find his music in movies, on Yoga-DVD’s and on web-pages.

Vibhas strength is versatility. He plays his original piano solos with a classical touch, his fingers running over the keys like a soft cool breeze in summer. With the keyboard accompaniment, Vibhas is free to play haunting melodies on the Indian flutes, or smooth jazz arrangements with the soprano sax.