Shahid Parvez Khan
|11 Jun 20
|St George's Bristol
£5 - £22
Asian Arts Agency presents Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan, recognised as one of the greatest sitar players in the world.
The recipient of numerous prestigious awards, including the Government of India’s Padma Shri and the Sangeet Natak Academy Award, Shahid Parvez Khan regularly tours across India, Europe, North America, Asia and Australia, enthralling audiences everywhere.
Shahid Parvez Khan represents the seventh generation of the sitar’s first family, the Etawah Gharana. A very young Shahid Parvez was initiated into the rich traditions of the Gharana by his father and guru, Ustad Aziz Khan – the famous musician and son of legendary sitar and surbahar virtuoso Ustad Waheed Khan. The legendary sitar maestro Ustad Vilayat Khan was also an early influence on his playing style.
Shahid Parvez’s music is both novel and evolving. His unique tone and astute artistic sense have become his hallmark as a respected performer and composer. The power of his music emanates from the highly charged sound he conjures on stage. He has achieved success in not only preserving tradition, but also pushing its boundaries to even greater heights of aesthetic beauty.
His family has produced the most revered and influential figures in Hindustani Classical Music including Ustad Sahabdad Khan, Ustad Imdad Khan and Ustad Enayet Khan. Shahid Parvez continues this prestigious lineage.
Meeting of Masters – Shahid Parvez performing with Zakir Hussain
To find out more about Shahid Parvez Khan, visit his website.