Gandhi concerto

“Seven Decisions of Gandhi” (2020), a concerto for violin and orchestra by William Harvey

Performances with composer as soloist:

  • March 2023, Princeton Symphony Orchestra, Sameer Patel, conducting
  • April 2023, Santa Cruz Symphony, Daniel Stewart, conducting
  • March 2025, Flint Symphony Orchestra, Enrique Diemecke, conducting
  • April 2025, Peoria Symphony Orchestra, George Stelluto, conducting


Note: the composer’s interest in South Asian classical music, a tradition in which this concerto is grounded due to the heritage of its illustrious subject, began with the Cultures in Harmony project in 2009 in Pakistan and continued with the composer’s employment in Afghanistan from 2010-2014 and his residency at the Mehli Mehta Music Foundation (at the invitation of Zubin Mehta) in Mumbai, India, in 2015. He studied South Asian classical music with Ahmad Sarmast, Abhishek and Murchana Adhikary, Gaurav Mazumdar, and Homayoun Sakhi, among others.