Reena Esmail

Reena Esmail

Composer

Indian-American composer, Reena Esmail “creates richly melodic lines that imbue her music with the heights of lyricism, balanced by winning textural clarity.” A graduate of Juilliard and Yale School of Music, and a 2011-12 Fulbright grantee to India, Esmail’s work draws elements from both Western and Hindustani classical music. Esmail’s works have received honors from The American Academy of Arts and Letters and ASCAP, and have been performed throughout the US, India and abroad. Last month marker her Carnegie Hall debut with a commission from American Composers Orchestra. Esmail is also the Co-Artistic Director of Shastra, a non-profit organization that supports musicians who work between Indian and Western musical traditions. Esmail currently resides in Los Angeles, California. More information about her work is available at https://www.reenaesmail.com