Rohan Gregory

photo: Purpleganesh

Rohan Gregory, violinist, has cultivated a wide-ranging expertise in chamber music, new music, and world music. His travels have taken him to Europe and Brazil with the Klezmatics, to Panama with flamenco guitarist Juanito Pascual, to Thailand with multi-ethnic flute player Abbie Rabinowitz, to India with Natraj, to Russia and the Netherlands with the Arden String Quartet, and across the United States with his Greek folk band Revma. Gregory is a member of the Boston Lyric Opera Company and the Worcester Chamber Music Society. He has performed with Joni Mitchell, Led Zeppelin, Itzhak Perlman, the Boston Pops, the Boston Ballet, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, the New England String Ensemble, the Portland Symphony, the Springfield Symphony, and has spent decades playing in in the Arden, QX, and Pedroia String Quartets. Gregory has coached chamber music and taught at the Walnut Hill School for the Performing Arts, the College of the Holy Cross, the Putney School, the St. Paul’s School, and for the Neighborhood Strings Program. He has an extensive private studio, and spends his summers coaching at Music at Port Milford in Ontario, Canada, at the WCMS Chamberfest, and at the High School Composer’s Intensive at Boston Conservatory/Berklee.


Ragamala Paintings Alive!

Release Date: October 13, 2023
Catalog Number: BR8983
21st Century
Composed by Phil Scarff and performed by world-jazz ensemble Natraj, RAGAMALA PAINTINGS ALIVE! shines a contemporary light on historic artwork from India. The members of Natraj individually and collectively bring a wealth of experience exploring the intersection of jazz and global musical traditions. Their stunning performance showcased in this release is wide ranging, deep, and accessible, while firmly rooted in the rich tapestry of Indian classical music. RAGAMALA PAINTINGS ALIVE! is part of a larger multimedia work created in collaboration with Indian classical dancer Jayshree Bala Rajamani, incorporating dance, music, spoken word, and projected images. It brings to life historic ragamala paintings, with each painting representing one Indian classical raga or melodic framework. Inspired by Modest Mussorgsky and his iconic work, Pictures at an Exhibition, Scarff threads the suite together with musical “promenades” that represent the viewer entering and moving about an art gallery, with each theme anticipating a painting or set of paintings to come. Whether heard on its own or experienced as a full multimedia performance, RAGAMALA PAINTINGS ALIVE! takes listeners on a compelling contemporary journey that celebrates classic ragamala paintings from India.