Aroop Kar is a composer of orchestral, film and chamber music. A native of Michigan, he grew up training in classical violin and piano, serving as concertmaster and piano soloist of his high school orchestra and participating in various state-wide solo and ensemble competitions. He then discovered his passion for composing while attending Stanford University, where he studied both Music and Biology.
As a composer of chamber music, Aroop was the winner of the 2007 Emerging Composer’s Competition held by the Laguna Beach Music Festival and has had his works performed by the Ahn Trio, the New Music Works Ensemble in Santa Cruz, and local professional musicians in New York City.
His style is contemporary but tonal, with cinematic influences. Although he has composed multiple orchestral works through electronic means, he is excited to announce that his commission by the Litha Symphony Orchestra marks his first live performance of an orchestral composition.
Aroop is currently a physician completing his residency training in Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore and pursuing a career in Pediatric Oncology, but he is thrilled at the opportunity to continue his passion for creating new music.