Mr. Ferdinand Chandra, born and raised in Bandung, Jawa Barat, Indonesia, started playing church music when he was 9 years old. He learned to play drum, electric bass and guitar from great teachers such as Omega Ade Prabowo and Ary Ferdian.
In 2015, Mr. Chandra decided to move to Jakarta to deepen his skills in playing Contrabass (Double Bass) by joining Institut Music Daya Indonesia. He was under the mentorship of Indra Bayu Rusady and Ganggeng Yudhana and also with Nial Djuliarso later in 2018.
Mr. Chandra is a professional musician who actively performs with wellknown artists such as Prof. Tjut Nyak Deviana Daudsjah in Daya Swara ft. Tjut Nyak Deviana Daudsjah, and Tjut Nyak Deviana Daudsjah Trio; with Nial Djuliarso in Nial Djuliarso Trio, and Nial Djuliarso and Swing Machine; and also with Stanly Bactian Trio.
In 2017, Mr. Chandra performed at Jazz Goes to Campus (JGTC) with Kasyfi Kalyasyena and Friends, and at Motion Blue Jakarta with Marcellia Lesar. Currently he performs regularly at the Hermitage Hotel and at various events and weddings with Enrico and Friends Entertainment, Luxevoir and LeVerie.
Other than performing, Mr. Chandra also loves to teach music. He has been teaching Bass since 2017. He is passionate to teach because he believes that learning bass has its own art. People might think that learning bass is a secondary option, and it is not as ‘important’ as other instruments. But the truth is, Bass is subtle but powerful and it requires just as much discipline and hardwork to master the skills.