HN Bhaskar was first trained by his parents Sri H K Narasimha Murthy and Smt H N Rajalakshmi. He is one of the senior most disciples of the violin maestro Padmashri Sangeetha Kalanidhi Sri M S Gopalakrishnan. His first public performance was at the age of eight and since then there has been no looking back. His melodious style of playing has made him a popular accompanist for many musical stalwarts like Pandit Ravishankar, Anoushka Shankar, John McLaughlin, Vikku Vinayakaram, T V Gopalakrishnan, T N Sheshagopalan, Dr N Ramani, Mandolin Srinivas, Aruna Sairam, Bombay Jayashree among many others.
Widely noted for his emotive and soulful playing, Bhaskar is one of the most sought after violinists in the world of Carnatic music. He has traveled widely across the globe and performed at some of the most prestigious venues.
Bhaskar has a keen ear for western music and has an uncanny talent to mix his Carnatic classical style with western style of music. He has composed music for many fusion albums and has rendered music for films too. He has also founded a fusion band called "Antaragni" with Raghu Dixit.