Pranav Ranjit (they/them) is a composer of new music currently based in Tallinn, Estonia. Described as “soothing”, “well-sounding”, and “forming a beautiful whole” by Estonian cultural magazine Sirp, Ranjit’s works explore themes of space and texture, incorporating sounds from nature, influences from the Carnatic music of southern India and from Lithuanian folk traditions, and the contrasting extremes of fullness and silence.

A recipient of the Eisner Prize in the Creative Arts, Ranjit is currently pursuing their MA in composition at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre with Tõnu Kõrvits and Helena Tulve, as well as exchange studies at Sibelius Academy with Veli-Matti Puumala. Ranjit completed their undergraduate studies at UC Berkeley under the tutelage of Ken Ueno. Their music has been played by Les Percussions de Strasbourg, YXUS Quartet, members of the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, violinist Dennis Kim, flautist Sarah Brady, cellist Kivie Cahn-Lipman, and guitarist Evan Taucher, among others.

Ranjit has been an active participant in festivals and masterclasses including the International Young Composers Academy in Ticino, the Cortona Sessions, and the Brevard Music Center’s summer composition institute, taking lessons with Du Yun, Oscar Bianchi, Samir Odeh-Tamimi, Robert Aldridge, and David Dzubay.

New music for the 21st century

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