London-based Australian pianist, Zubin Kanga is internationally renowned for his performances of contemporary music. He has been invited to perform at the BBC Proms, Aldeburgh, London Olympiad Festivals (UK), ISCM World New Music Days, Metropolis New Music Festival, Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music, the Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s “Journey Through the Cosmos” festival (Australia), Mars aux Musées (France) and Borealis Festival (Norway) as well as appearing as soloist with the London Sinfonietta and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
Zubin has collaborated with many of the world’s leading composers including Thomas Adès, Michael Finnissy, George Benjamin, Steve Reich and Beat Furrer, and commissioned more than 50 new works. He is a member of Ensemble Offspring, one of Australia’s leading contemporary music ensembles, and has also performed with the Bang on a Can All-Stars, Ensemble Plus-Minus, Endymion Ensemble, Halcyon, Synergy Percussion, and the Kreutzer Quartet, as well as performing piano duos with Rolf Hind and Thomas Adès.
Zubin has won many prizes for his performances, including the 2012 AMC/APRA Art Music Award for ‘Performance of the Year (NSW)’, the Michael Kieran Harvey Scholarship (2010), the ABC Limelight Award for Best Newcomer (2010) and the Greta Parkinson Prize (2009) from the Royal Academy of Music. In 2013 Zubin was nominated in two categories for Excellence in the APRA/AMC Art Music Awards.
A winner of the University Medal in Music from the University of Sydney and a Masters and PhD graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, London, Zubin is currently a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Nice and IRCAM, Paris as well as a Research Fellow at the Royal Academy of Music and Research Associate at the Institute of Musical Research, London.
Artist's website: zubinkanga.com
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Internationally acclaimed Australian pianist, Zubin Kanga releases his first CD with Move Records, Piano Inside Out. It features new innovative solo piano works by Australian composers, commissioned by Kanga and created in close collaboration with him over several years.
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Ensemble Offspring are Sydney’s musical mavericks, uniting innovative Australian instrumentalists with a broad collective of collaborators to champion the music of tomorrow. Together we explore new ideas through living music that leaps across art form.