Sunday, October 18 2020
Bates Recital Hall, UT-Austin, 2406 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78712
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Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan is widely recognized as one of the greatest sitar players of the world. 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.
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. His family has produced the most revered and influential figures in Hindustani Classical Music including Ustad Sahabdad Khan, Ustad Imdad Khan, Ustad Enayet Khan, and Ustad Vilayat Khan.
Shahid-ji runs a traditional Sitar Learning Academy, SPK Academy, that imparts the deep traditions of guru-sishya learning method while employing modern technology.