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  • Abhisek Lahiri
    Abhisek Lahiri

    Notwithstanding the traditional essence which is one of the predominant feature of Indian Classical Music, Abhisek Lahiri, one of the youngest President Award Winning "A" grade Sarod artist of Prasar Bharati and Doordarshan has created his own unique style of playing the Sarod and has achieved innumerable accolades across the globe. He has been thoroughly trained under his eminent father and guru Pandit Alok Lahiri from a very tender age in the Gurukul system in Maihar Gharana.

    Abhisek started performing in public at an early age of 11 years though he got his first break in the national level in 1997 when he was invited by Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia to play at "Saath Saath Festival" and that year he also gave his debut performance abroad in Holland at the "World Kinder Festival" where he was named as an 'Wonder Kid'. That was just the commencement of an outstanding prodigy's lifelong commitment towards music which later led to extensive concerts through Europe, U.K., U.S.A., Canada, Africa, Sri Lanka, Japan, Singapore and Bangladesh apart from India. He with his father Pandit Alok Lahiri holds the dignity of performing as the first Indians at the European Parliament in France, Cannes World Music Festival and also in Canada Culture Days in Toronto. Abhisek has created an amalgamation with the Japanese Guitarist Hideaki Tsuji and his group Ionah which represents world music and has got worldwide recognition. Abhisek's music albums "Sparkling Sarod" got nomination at GIMA (Global Indian Music Awards) in 2010 and in 2014 again his album "Mood Of Puriya Kalyan" got nominated along with the legends of our country such as Pt Hariprasad Chaurasia, Pt Shivkumar Sharma, Ustad Zakir Hussain, Ustad Rashid Khan and many more.

    Resident of : Bengaluru
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  • Ustad Amjad Ali Khan
    Ustad Amjad Ali Khan

    Amjad Ali Khan is one of the undisputed masters of the music world. Born to sarod maestro Haafiz Ali Khan, he gave his first performance at the age of six and is credited with reinventing the technique of playing the sarod.

    Over the course of a distinguished career spanning more than six decades, Amjad Ali Khan has won numerous accolades including a Grammy nomination, the Crystal Award by the World Economic Forum, Unicef's National Ambassadorship and the Fukuoka Cultural grand prize. He has performed at venues the world over including Carnegie Hall and the Royal Albert Hall, as well as at the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize Concert in 2014 in Oslo, Norway. Samaagam, his first sarod concerto, has been performed by the Britten Sinfonia, Orchestre National d'lle de France, Orchestre d'Auvergne, London Philharmonia, Gulbenkian Orchestra, Welsh National Opera and Scottish Chamber Orchestra.

    Amjad Ali Khan has also been a visiting professor at Stanford University, University of New Mexico and Jacob’s School of Music. Amjad Ali Khan recently received coveted Global Music Awards under the Gold Medal category for their outstanding contribution to the global music industry and excellence in the classical music sphere. Global Music Awards are prestigious and are increasingly recognized by industry insiders to give legitimacy to outstanding artists. The top tier honour was bestowed on the trailblazing trio in correlation with their “Peace Worshipers” album which was released in July 2017 by Affetto Records and distributed by Naxos.

    Resident of : New Delhi
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