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Ustad Amjad Ali Khan is a legendary classical Indian musician who was born to a family of musicians in 1945. At a young age of six, Khan delivered his first sarod recital that was taught by his applauded father, Haafiz Ali Khan. Since then, he has developed a love and respect for the timelessness of the traditional music. He is a living example of a person who has demonstrated the integration of the two big forces of his life which is music and love. Mr. Khan masterfully plays sarod which is a guitar-like stringed music instrument mainly used to play the Indian classical music. The rounded back of Khan’s favorite instrument is made out of wood while the flat belly is made from the goat skin. The sound of twenty five steel strings of the instrument remains subtle yet expressive in the hands of none other but Ustad Amjad Ali Khan. The career path of this living legend grew at the speed of light once he had brought in a fresh yet timeless perspective to sarod. The Songlines World Music Magazine remarked about him as “one of the twentieth century’s greatest masters of the sarod” in 2003.
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Maestro Khan or the finest living legend of sarod enjoys the privilege of winning many awards and citations from a young age. In 2009, he performed with the Taipei Chinese Orchestra at his sarod concerto titled Samagam. In the same year, he was honored with a Grammy nomination of the Best Traditional World Music Category. Apart from that, he has bagged many other awards some of which include Vivekananda National Award, Banga Vibhusha Award, Gulab Khan Award and Prem Nazir International Award. On top of that, he is also the recipient of UNESCO Award, Padma Vibhushan, Unicef's National Ambassadorship, The Crystal Award and Hon'ry Doctorates.
In 1994, the name of Ustad Amjad Ali Khan appeared in the fifth edition of the International Directory of distinguished Leadership. In 1995, the BBC Magazine had placed one of his CDs titled Bhairav among the top fifty classical albums of the world. In 1991, he had represented India in the first World Arts Summit arranged in Venice and garnered Hon'ry Citizenship to various American cities. In 2004, the maestro received the Fukuoka Cultural grand prize in Japan and also delivered a Peace Concert at the United Nations in New York on the ninth anniversary of 9/11.
The sarod professional has also been a visiting professor at the Universities of Yorkshire, Stony Brook, Washington, New Mexico and North Eastern. He has recently introduced his teaching philosophy to the Stanford University under the title of Indian Classical Music: A Way of Life. He aims to enrich the lives of students with his experience of Indian classical music while giving them lessons on sarod. Two books have been written on the legendary musician; The world of Amjad Ali Khan was published in 1995 by the UBS Publishers while Abba-God’s Greatest Gift to us was published in 2002 by Roli Books-Lustre Publications and was authored by Khan’s sons, Amaan Ali Khan and Ayaan Ali Khan, two names that are quite well known in the music arena today. The classical music enthusiasts have a reason to celebrate as cheap Amjad Ali Khan tickets are out on sale; so secure your deals as soon as you can.
Since 1960s, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan has performed at various destinations around the globe. Some of the prominent ones are WOMAD Festival in Adelaide and New Plymouth, Taranaki in New Zealand, World Beat Festival in Brisbane, International Poets Festival in Rome, Summer Arts Festival in Seattle, Shiraz Festival, Hong Kong Arts Festival, UNESCO, Adelaide Music Festival, Edinburgh Music Festival and Schonbrunn in Vienna. Khan has once again made a triumphant return to wow the traditional music lovers. So, latch onto some Amjad Ali Khan tickets to witness the talented sarod player live in a concert.
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