"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 >

Christiane Iven, Soprano
Christiane Iven sings Param Vir's new Tagore Song Cycle ABLAZE!

Cloud Gate (photo Nag Odekar) Cloud Gate (photo Nag Odekar) Cloud Gate (photo Nag Odekar)
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Charlotte Riedijk as West-Wind-Rising, in a keynote aria from the opera Black Feather Rising. Video by Hans Hijmering.

Latest blog entries

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

28 May 2013

MUSIC WITHOUT MINOR SECONDS - A Harmonic Field for "Cave of Luminous Mind"

Music without minor seconds? Why not! The central atonal field in the fast movement... more


04 October 2014

World Premiere of RAGA FIELDS - Concerto for Sarod

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group Conducted by Nicholas Collon with the... more

01 November 2014

American Premiere of RAGA FIELDS - Concerto for Sarod

Fulcrum Point, Chicago's pre-eminent contemporary ensemble conducted by Stephen... more

02 May 2015

German Premiere of Sarod Concerto

Klangforum Wien , conducted by Enno Poppe at the Könler Philharmonie in Cologne more

Featured Works

Raga Fields

Cave of Luminous Mind