Amjad Ali Khan

With Ayaan Ali Khan & Amaan Ali Khan

March 10, 7pm
Winspear Centre
Tickets $35/$25 Winspear Box Office – Thanks to the "2011 Year of India in Canada" for the generous subsidy!

Amjad Ali Khan is the master of the Sarod. Smaller than a sitar, it has 19 strings. Accompanied by his two sons, Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Aliangash, on similar instruments, they created a 57-string three-man symphony orchestra...The Times, London 2001

Indian classical musician Amjad Ali Khan is a legend of our times, one of those handful of virtuousi whose mastery of his instrument (the sarod) opens the realms of the imagination and evokes the deepest truths of the human experience.

His technical mastery, flawless technique, and spellbinding compositions make an Amjad Ali Khan concert the musical experience of a lifetime. And when he is heard in an acoustically perfect hall, tuned to resonate with every nuance of the artist's expression, the experience is unforgettable.

Khan Sahib is the star piece attraction of the Year of India in Canada. And thanks to the generous sponsorship and support of the High Commission of India in Ottawa, Edmonton music lovers can experience this virtuoso's work in an acoustically perfect setting, at a deeply discounted admission price.

Amjad Ali Khan is the sixth generation sarod player in his family. His ancestors of famous musicians come from the Bangash lineage of the Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India. His family developed and shaped the instrument of the sarod over several hundred years from the rubab, an Iranian folk instrument. Amjad Ali Khan is the youngest son of Ustad Hafiz Ali Khan, a musician of the royal family of Gwalior who received musical tuition from descendants or followers of Mian Tansen (c1520-1590) one of India's most celebrated singers and court musicians to the great Mughal emperor Akbar.


Married, with two sons, Amaan Ali Khan and Ayaan Ali Khan are well known names in the music scene and are the seventh generation of musicians in the family. 'Coming Masters' as the New York Times calls them. As a soul, so in his heart, he is a man who has proven his indomitable belief in the integration of two of life's greatest forces, love and music. He is a living example of a man who practices that integration each day of his life, both on stage and off stage.

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