Dr Zubin Kanga

Biographical details

Zubin Kanga is a pianist, composer, improviser and technologist. He has collaborated with many of the world’s leading composers including Thomas Adès, Michael Finnissy, George Benjamin and Steve Reich, and premiered more than 90 new works. He is a member of Ensemble Offspring and the Marsyas Trio, and has performed piano duos with Rolf Hind and Thomas Adès. His solo work in recent years has focused on new models of interaction between a live musician and new technologies, using film, AI, motion capture and virtual reality.

Zubin has performed at many international festivals including the BBC Proms, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (UK) Melbourne Festival (Australia), Klang Festival (Denmark), Manifeste Festival (France) and Borealis Festival (Norway). He has performed several concerti under the composer’s baton, including with Thomas Adès and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and with Beat Furrer and the London Sinfonietta.

As a composer, his solo piano works have been performed at the Waterloo and Bangor Festivals and broadcast on the BBC and ABC. His work, Dead Leaves was selected to represent Australia at the 2018 International Rostrum of Composers.

A Masters and PhD graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, London, Zubin recently finished a post as post-doctoral researcher at the University of Nice and IRCAM, Paris and is currently the Leverhulme Research Fellow at Royal Holloway, University of London and an Honorary Research Fellow of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and the Royal Academy of Music.

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