Zubin has collaborated with many of the world’s leading composers including Thomas Adès, Michael Finnissy, George Benjamin, Steve Reich, Beat Furrer, Liza Lim, Michel van der Aa and Alexander Schubert and premiered more than 90 new works. He is a member of Ensemble Offspring, one of Australia’s leading contemporary music ensembles, as well as the London-based Marsyas Trio, and has performed with Ensemble Plus-Minus, Endymion Ensemble, and the Kreutzer Quartet, as well as performing piano duos with Rolf Hind and Thomas Adès, and in a viola-piano duo with Brett Dean.
As a composer, his solo piano works have been performed at the Waterloo and Bangor Festivals and broadcast on the BBC and ABC. He recently premiered a new viola and piano work with Brett Dean at Extended Play Festival in Sydney.
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, writing a book on musician-technology interactions.
Zubin Kanga is a pianist, composer, improviser and technologist. Over the last decade he has established his reputation in Europe and Australia as a leading innovator of new approaches to the piano. His work in recent years has focused on new models of interaction between a live musician and new technologies, using film, AI, motion capture, 3D modelling, animation and virtual reality.
Zubin has performed at many international festivals including the BBC Proms, Cheltenham Festival, London Contemporary Music Festival, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (UK), ISCM World New Music Days, BIFEM, Melbourne Festival, Sydney Festival (Australia), Manifeste Festival (France), Klang Festival (Denmark), Darmstadt (Germany) 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.