composer

nina shekhar

“His music made good use of…structure, with a score that moved briskly through a complex psychological evolution.”

– Some Person

A stirring demonstration of love and respect for a composer’s output.

– Some Person

“Tart and compelling”

– New York Times

“Orchestral supernova”

– LA Times

Nina Shekhar is a composer and multimedia artist who explores the intersection of identity, vulnerability, love, and laughter to create bold and intensely personal works.

Featured Music

Above the Fray (String Orchestra)
2021
LARGE ENSEMBLE / ORCHESTRA

For string orchestra

Don't Beat A Word
2021
VOCAL

Pop-rock song for voice, ensemble (Pierrot + 2 perc), and tape

rockabye-bye
2020
CHAMBER/SMALL ENSEMBLE

For string quartet

Press

New York Times

Jon Bon Jovi Hits the Town, and Gustavo Dudamel Takes the Stage

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The New Yorker

What Does California Sound Like?

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Chicago Tribune

CSO review: "Lucid and luminous, Shekhar's soundworld is one to bask in"

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WTTW (PBS Chicago)

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra in a Mix of Beethoven, Mahler and Nina Shekhar

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