Zubin Kanga


London-based Australian pianist, Zubin Kanga is internationally renowned for his performances of contemporary music. He has performed at the BBC Proms, Aldeburgh Festival, York Late Music Festival, London 2012 Festival (UK), ISCM World New Music Days, Metropolis New Music Festival, BIFEM (Australia) and Borealis Festival (Norway) as well as appearing as soloist with the London Sinfonietta and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

Kanga has collaborated with many of the world’s leading composers including Thomas Adès, Michael Finnissy, George Benjamin, Steve Reich, Beat Furrer, Howard Skempton, Liza Lim and Ross Edwards and commissioned more than 50 new works. He has performed at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Kings Place and the Purcell Room (London), the Sydney Opera House, the Melbourne Recital Centre as well as many other major venues in the UK, Europe, USA and Australia. 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.

Kanga has won many prizes for his performances, including the 2012 Art Music Award for Performance of the Year (NSW), the 2010 ABC Limelight Award for Best Newcomer, the Michael Kieran Harvey Scholarship, and the Greta Parkinson Prize from the Royal Academy of Music.

Zubin is currently a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Nice and IRCAM, Paris as well as having two roles in London: Research Fellow at the Royal Academy of Music and Research Associate at the Institute of Musical Research. A graduate of the University of Sydney with first class honours and the University Medal in music, he was awarded a full scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Music, London, graduating with a Masters and a PhD. His doctoral thesis examined the process of collaboration between composers and performers and he has presented his research at international conferences across Europe and Australia.