Zubin Kanga

Pianist, Composer and Researcher
United Kingdom (residence), Australia (citizenship) °1982
research interests: Contemporary Music, Technology in Performance, Performance Practice, Music and Multimedia, interdisciplinary performance, interdisciplinary music, piano
affiliation: Royal Holloway, University of London

Zubin Kanga is a pianist, composer, improviser and technologist. He is a leading innovator of new approaches to the piano, with recent work focusing on new interactions between piano and film, live electronics, AI, motion sensors, video-game control, 3D animation and virtual reality.


Zubin has performed at many international festivals and international venues including the BBC Proms, London Contemporary Music Festival, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (UK) Melbourne Festival, Sydney Festival (Australia), Festival Présences (France), Klang Festival (Denmark), Darmstadt, Podium Festival (Germany), Resonator Festival (Sweden), Gaudeamus Festival, November Music (Netherlands), CUBE, Graz (Austria) and Borealis Festival (Norway).


Zubin has collaborated with many of the worlds leading composers including Michael Finnissy, Nicole Lizée, George Benjamin, Beat Furrer and Liza Lim, and premiered more than 120 new works. His collaboration with Alexander Schubert on WIKI-PIANO.NET has been performed in 21 cities, and has been covered by The Times, WDR (Germany National Radio), Limelight Magazine, Sydney Morning Herald, BBC Radio 3 and the BBC World Service.


After graduating from the University of Sydney and the Royal Academy of Music, Zubin was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Nice and IRCAM (Paris) and a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship at Royal Holloway, University of London, where he is now Lecturer in Musical Performance and Digital Arts. In 2021, was awarded a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship for Cyborg Soloists, a project exploring new music-technology interactions in collaboration with world-leading composers, performers, researchers and industry partners. 




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