Cantor Modern Art Lecture
Aged just 6 years old, Amjad Ali Khan gave his first recital of Sarod and here began a glorious chapter in the history of Indian Classical Music. Khan is one of the few maestros who consider his audience to be the soul of his motivation. As he once said, "There is no essential difference between classical and popular music. Music is music. I want to communicate with the listener who finds Indian classical music remote."
In 2014, Amjad Ali Khan performed at the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony in Oslo, Norway on as well as the Nobel Peace Prize Concert along with the line-up of Queen Latifa, Steven Tyler and Laura Mvula. The BBC Magazine voted Mr Khan’s CDs titled ‘Bhairav’ to be among the best 50 classical albums of the world, in 1995.
He is a recipient of the UNESCO Award, Unicef’s National Ambassadorship and Various Honorary Doctorates including one from the University of York.
Mr Khan has performed regularly at the Carnegie Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Kennedy Center, Santury Hall (First Indian performer), House of Commons, Chicago Symphony Center, BBC Proms and he has also had recitals at the Edinburgh International Festival.
The lecture-recital begins at 6.30pm in the Scenic Stage Theatre, Theatre Film and Television Building, Heslington East, University of York.