for a lecture demonstration and discussion with Veteran Musician and Sarod
Maestro, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan to celebrate his recently launched publication,
Master on Masters.
Ustadji has written a deeply personal book about the lives and times of some of the greatest icons of Indian classical music. Having known these stalwarts personally, he recalls anecdotes and details about their individual musical styles, bringing them alive. This book is an important tribute and memoir filled with rare insights into the world of Indian classical music.
Join us for a special evening wherein the Maestro himself will share intimate insights and excerpts in conversation with renowned Journalist and Biographer Sathya Saran. Do not miss this exclusive evening filled with music, memories and more!
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, he has won numerous accolades, including a Grammy nomination, the Crystal Award by the World Economic Forum, the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award and all three Padma Awards. 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.Read more
Sathya Saran is a renowned journalist and currently serves as the Consulting Editor at Harper Collins Publishers India. She is also the Executive Director, Encyclomedia and a Freelance Writer and Columnist. Sathya has edited Femina Magazine for 12 years and been on the Board of governors of NIFT. She is currently also Adjutant Professor at NIFT, Bombay where she teaches Fashion Journalism. She has written biographies on director Guru Dutt, S.D. Burman and ghazal singer Jagjit Singh. Her biography, 10 years with Guru Dutt: Abrar Alvi’s Journey, was on the nomination list for the national Film Awards. She has authored a book of short stories, Night Train and other Stories and From Me to You: on love, life, learnings. Sathya has won numerous awards such as the Bharat Nirmal Award for Excellence in Journalism, Mahila Shiromani Award for Journalism, Most Significant News Story of the Year, and the Best Fashion Writer Kingfisher Award.Read more