Ravi Kittappa is a composer currently living in Oakland, CA. The Janacek Philharmonia’s recent premiere of his work, exordium,  was described as “an enticing work of pulse and counterpoint” (New Music Box). Ravi has been commissioned and premiered by Color Field Ensemble, Ensemble Dal Niente, ECO Ensemble, Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble, percussionist Owen Weaver, and Talea Ensemble among others. He has been honored to be selected as a participant at international festivals like Ostrava Days, Bowling Green New Music Festival, MATA Festival, and the Bang on a Can Summer Institute. In Spring 2012, Ravi founded the Harlem-based new music and arts fundraising series, Permutations, which he co-curates with pianist, Karl Larson. Ravi studied philosophy at The Johns Hopkins University and music at Columbia University. He is currently a Ph.D fellow in music composition at University of California, Berkeley.

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