"Param Vir, born in India, is among the most gifted of contemporary composers for whom the example of the 20th-Century modernist masters remains a valid source of creative expression and renewal.  In particular, his operas are acknowledged to be fruitful contributions to the direction of music-theatre of the last two decades, as compelling in their theatricality as in their commitment to compassion and self-discovery." (Nicholas Williams) read more >


Raga Fields - for Sarod and Mixed Ensemble. Extract by Klangforum Wien conducted by Enno Poppe, 23 May 2015 Konzerthaus Vienna. Sarod soloist Soumik Datta.


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

Latest blog entries

20 December 2014

EMBRACING OTHERNESS - Creating a World for Raga Fields

In order to endow a new work with value, it is not necessary to call... more

12 November 2013

AN EAST-WEST FULCRUM POINT - Towards a Sarod Concerto

Conductor Stephen Burns with Soumik Datta and Param Vir Fulcrum Point Chicago... more

02 November 2013

CRITICAL ACCLAIM for Cave of Luminous Mind - Read a small selection of reviews

The performance of Cave of Luminous Mind at the BBC Proms on 21st August generated a... more


07 January 2016

Tagore Song Cycle in Berlin

The evening will feature a repeat performance of Param Vir's  Wheeling Past the... more

11 March 2016


. . . beyond the reach of the world . . . 7.30 pm at the Johannissaal, Schloss... more

25 June 2016

I BEAT THE DRUM - World Premiere

A work inspired by Korean monastic ritual drumming, and commissioned by the Korean... more

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