Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan
June 7, 2020 - Bimhuis Amsterdam
Shahid Parvez Khan is a sitar maestro of global acclaim and is regarded as one of the finest Indian Classical musicians. He is one of the most brilliant musical gems of the famous Etawah tradition and belongs to the seventh generation of this musical lineage. His 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 emphasizes the unique capabilities of this sitar itself while drawing upon numerous musical influences easily recognizable to a knowing ear. He has achieved success in not only preserving tradition, but also pushing its boundaries to even greater heights of aesthetic beauty.
Pandit Nayan Ghosh with ARAJ
September 19, 2020 - Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ
Pandit Nayan Ghosh is an artist with a unique musical dimension. He is acclaimed worldwide for being the only maestro with a superlative command on two diverse instruments – the Tabla and the Sitar. Artistic brilliance, rich repertoire and a magnificence of tone are the hallmarks of his performances. Having received intensive and extensive training in tabla, sitar and vocal from his illustrious father, the renowned tabla maestro and guru, Padmabhushan Pt. Nikhil Ghosh, Nayan Ghosh is respected among musicians and loved by discerning listeners alike for his innate artistry and emotive musical depth in his performances.
ARAJ is an Indian classical collaboration conceptualized by Ishaan Ghosh and is a group of exceptionally gifted young North Indian classical musicians. The ensemble will present traditional Indian classical music coupled with contemporary flair and brilliance. The group consists of Ishaan Ghosh on tabla, S. Akash on flute, Mehtab Ali Niazi on sitar, Vanraj Shastri on sarangi and Pratik Singh as vocalist and tabla.