Charlotte Riedijk as West-Wind-Rising, in a keynote aria from the opera Black Feather Rising. Video by Hans Hijmering.

About Param Vir

Delhi-born composer Param Vir is a leading figure in contemporary music. Based in London, his output encompasses works in several genres that include chamber music, symphonic works and opera / music-theatre. His works have been performed by major ensembles, orchestras and opera houses, and presented at several international festivals. He composes prolifically, and recent seasons have seen the premieres of several major works, including a full-length opera Black Feather Rising, a choral work He Begins His Great Trance for the BBC Singers, alongside several works for cellist Rohan de Saram. Work for large forces include a recent and much-acclaimed BBC Proms commission Cave of Luminous Mind and the hugely successful Raga Fields for three international contemporary ensembles. Most recently Ablaze! for soprano and piano drawing on Tagore’s poems, and Drum of the Deathless for percussion ensemble are clocking up performances. Two new works, the String Quartet Bombs Fall, Birds Sing and a Song-Cycle Kinsman to Danger, the latter based on the poetry of Sri Aurobindo, are well on the way.

Vir’s work is inspired by varied sources drawn from world mythology, art and literature. Groups that have performed or given premieres of his works include The Netherlands Opera, London Sinfonietta, BBC Symphony Orchestra, The Philharmonia Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Klangforum Wien, Music-Theatre Wales, Schoenberg Ensemble, Fulcrum Point (Chicago), Scottish Opera, Music Theatre Wales, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, and Ensemble Modern. Currently, a new opera and a new Concerto for Indian instrumentalist are on the drawing board.

About Param Vir

Delhi-born composer Param Vir is a leading figure in contemporary music. Based in London, his output encompasses works in several genres that include chamber music, symphonic works and opera / music-theatre. His works have been performed by major ensembles, orchestras and opera houses, and presented at several international festivals. He composes prolifically, and recent seasons have seen the premieres of several major works, including a full-length opera Black Feather Rising, a choral work He Begins His Great Trance for the BBC Singers, A Spread of Dreams for the Orchestra of the Swan, two works for cellist Rohan de Saram and the hugely successful Raga Fields for three international contemporary ensembles.

His work is inspired by varied sources drawn from world mythology, art and literature. Groups that have performed or given premieres of Vir’s works include The Netherlands Opera, London Sinfonietta, BBC Symphony Orchestra, The Philharmonia Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Klangforum Wien, Schoenberg Ensemble, Fulcrum Point (Chicago), Scottish Opera, Music Theatre Wales, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and Ensemble Modern. Current commissions include a new work of music-theatre, a string quartet and a new Concerto for Indian soloist and orchestra.

News

Events

« October 2017 » loading...
M T W T F S S
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5

Blog

Featured Works

Twitter

RT @DalaiLama: What we need today are universal values based not on faith but on scientific findings, common experience and common sense.
h J R
Documenting the Rohingya refugee crisis – in pictures https://t.co/tsDoNZBsi5 this tragedy deserves worldwide attention and action.
h J R