Ronojit Chaliha aka. Ron Cha is a 24 year old Pianist, Producer, Composer and Educator from Assam, India. Ron has had a Western Classical Piano background for 15 years and then crossed over to Jazz, RnB and Gospel music. Ron is recipient of the 1st A.R. Rahman 100% Full Scholarship to Berklee College of Music. He has toured America, Europe and Asia with artists such as Ferenc Németh, Gregory Tardy, Jacques Schwarz-Bart, Stephanie McKay and his own projects as a bandleader. He has performed and recorded alongside many great artistes such as Jacques Schwarz-Bart, Dennis Montgomery III, Ferenc Németh, Stephanie McKay, Loy Mendonsa, Gino Banks, and many others. He has attained accolades from many renowned artists such as Anomalie, DOMi, Rob Araujo, Alain Mallet, Ed Saindon, Shankar Mahadevan, Clinton Cerejo, Dhruv Ghanekar, Papon, Zubin Garg, Vishal Dadlani and Loy Mendonsa.
Ron is currently working on an Assamese folk music project featuring singer Kalpana Patowary, guitarist Lionel Loueke and drummer Ferenc Nemeth and the Jazz with an Attitude (JWA) project featuring Jacques Schwarz-Bart on Saxophone and Isaiah Weatherspoon on Drums. Internationally, he has performed at the prestigious Caux Theater in Caux, Switzerland, NCPA Mumbai, SXSW Austin, Sculler’s Jazz Club, Boston and has toured around Spain with Ferenc Németh and Gregory Tardy. In 2013, Ron
scored the highest score in the Trinity College of Music Advance Recital Certificate Classical Piano Examination in India. In 2021, the prestigious Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music in Chennai hired Ron as the piano faculty position at the young age of 23 and continues to teach students all over the world privately. Some of Ron’s students include young pianists Lydian Nadhaswaram and Sriram Narayanan.