A unique voice in contemporary classical music

Born in Punjab in 1939, and a long-time resident of the UK, Sohal’s work spans two cultures eloquently and with flair. As a British composer, he writes fluently in the Western idiom: as an Asian composer, he draws heavily on the insights of Indian philosophy.

He combines passion with technical brilliance to further his main purpose: the elevation of the human spirit. His music has been performed worldwide. In 1987 he was awarded a Padma Shri by the Indian government for his services to Western music.

Photo, Janet Swinney


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Latest News

Composers Edition

The score and parts for Naresh's Concertino for 'Cello and Strings are now available from Composers Edition. Read all how this work came about here: https://whatsnew.composersedition.com/the-story-of-naresh-sohals-concertino-for-cello-strings-and-the-mathieson-music-school-kolkata/

Composers Edition

The Naresh Sohal Estate is pleased to announce that Composers Edition is taking on the responsibility for publishing Naresh's self-published catalogue, starting with eighteen works you can find here: https://composersedition.com/nareshsohal/


The Naresh Sohal Estate donates $500 to the Mathieson Music School in Calcutta, after the school is hit by Cyclone Amphan.

Estate of Naresh Sohal
c/o Janet Swinney