Zubin Kanga

Acclaimed London-based Australian pianist, Zubin Kanga has performed for the BBC Proms, the Aldeburgh (UK), Borealis (Norway), ISCM World New Music Days (Australia) and London 2012 Festivals as well as appearing as soloist with the London Sinfonietta and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

A specialist in contemporary classical music, he has collaborated with many of the world’s leading composers including Thomas Adès, Michael Finnissy, George Benjamin, Steve Reich, Ross Edwards, Nigel Butterley, and Mary Finsterer. He is a member of Ensemble Offspring, one of Australia’s leading contemporary music ensembles, and has also performed with Halcyon, Synergy Percussion, Ensemble Plus-Minus, Endymion Ensemble and the Kreutzer Quartet.

In 2013, he made acclaimed debuts in the BBC Proms, premiering the solo piano work, Intimations of Luminous Clarity by Param Vir, and with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, directed by Thomas Adès; the current season sees him perform in the UK (including the ‘Occupy the Pianos’ festival), USA and in Australia for BIFEM (Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music), Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s Journey through the Cosmos with Prof. Brian Cox, ABC Sunday Live, and at the Australia Council for the Arts, as well as the release of his debut solo CD, Not Music Yet, through Hospital Hill Recordings. Zubin also performs with Ensemble Offspring at Sydney Opera House and for DeClassified Music in Brisbane.

Zubin has won many prizes for his performances of contemporary music, including the 2012 Art Music Award for ‘Performance of the Year (NSW)’, the Michael Kieran Harvey Scholarship, and ABC Limelight Award for Best Newcomer in 2010, Greta Parkinson Prize at the Royal Academy of Music (from which he has recently earned his doctorate) and first prize in the inaugural Keys National Piano Competition. In 2013 Zubin was nominated in two categories of the APRA-AMCOS Art Music Awards.

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