Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan The Music Room Festival
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Ud. Shahid Parvez Khan is widely recognized as one of the greatest sitar players of the world. His dazzling virtuosity and innovative genius have earned him a legacy as a giant of the sitar. Shahid Parvez is privileged with both belonging to an illustrious musical family, and for achieving success in not only preserving the tradition but in pushing its boundaries to even greater heights of aesthetic beauty.
Subhajyoti Guha is a highly talented young tabla player from Kolkata, India; a grade 'A' tabla player of All India Radio & TV, he is performing regularly in India and also abroad in USA, Canada, and Europe, both as a soloist and an accompanist.
About the Musicians
Ud. Shahid Parvez Khan is widely recognized as one of the greatest sitar players of the world. His dazzling virtuosity and innovative genius have earned him a legacy as a giant of the sitar. Shahid Parvez is privileged with both belonging to an illustrious musical family, and for achieving success in not only preserving the tradition but in pushing its boundaries to even greater heights of aesthetic beauty. He is one of the most brilliant musical gems of the famous Etawah Gharana and belongs to the seventh generation of this musical lineage. His family has produced the most revered and influential figures in Hindusthani classical music, including the likes of Sahabdad Khansahab, Imdad Khansahab, Enayet Khansahab, Waheed Khansahab and Vilayat Khansahab. Shahid Parvez was initiated into the rich music of the Gharana by his illustrious father and Guru Ustad Aziz Khan, a famous musician and a noted composer and the son of the legendary sitar and surbahar virtuoso Ustad Waheed Khansahab. As is the custom, Ustad Aziz Khan first initiated his son into vocal music and tabla, before training him on the sitar over many years with all the intensity and rigor that had made this Gharana famous. The young Shahid Parvez was recognized as a child prodigy and had started performing in public by the time he was only eight years of age. Dogged perseverance and hard work over the years have been rewarded with an extraordinary technical prowess and a mastery over 'Layakari'. One of the numerous achievements of Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan is to have mastered both vocal music and the 'Tantrakari Baaj' and then fuse them in such a way as to bring this complex amalgam within the easy reach of all. Few instrumentalists have enjoyed so much of love and admiration as Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan has from music lovers worldwide. He is a Top Grade artist of All Indian Radio and a recipient of numerous national and international awards including the Sur Shringaar, the Kumar Gandharva Samman, the M. L. Koser Award, as well as the prestigious Sangeet Natak Academy Award of 2006. He has performed in all major musical festivals in India and abroad including the Festival of India held in the US, Europe, USSR, Canada, Middle East, Africa and Australia, enthralling the audience everywhere. With numerous LP records, audio and video cassettes, CDs and DVDs, numerous awards and accolades, he has created a distinguished performance career in India and around the world. This is his second performance at the Rubin.
Subhajyoti Guha, a highly talented young tabla player from Kolkata, India, was introduced to tabla at an early age of five by his father Dr. Smriti Ranjan Guha, a disciple of late Ustad Keramatullah Khan of Farukkabad Gharana. A few years later, the internationally well-known tabla maestro and trainer Pandit Sankha Chatterjee, also a disciple of late Ustad Keramatullah Khan and late Ustad Allarakha Khan of punjab Gharana, took Subhajyoti under his tutorship, and Subhajyoti has been the disciple of pandit Chatterjee since then. Subhajyoti's intense dedication and love for his art has won him quite a few laurels, namely: The President’s Award from All India Radio, 1989; the Dover Lane Talent Search Award, 1990-91; the Hirendra Kumar Ganguly Award from West Bengal State Academy of Performing Arts, 1993; Tall Mani Award from Sur Srinigar Samsad of Mumbai, 1996; and the Sangeet Visharad degree from Pracheen Kala Kendra of Chandigarh, 1997. He is a grade 'A' tabla player of All India Radio & TV, and performs with Pandit Buddhadev Dasgupta, Pandit Manilal Nag, the late Pandit A. T. Kanan, Pandit Ram Narayan, Ustad Aashish Khan, Pandit Barun Pal, Ustad Shahid Parvez, Pandit Brij Narayan, Ustad Irshad Khan, Smt Sisirkana Dhar Chaudhury, Vidushi Purnima Chaudhuri, Smt Jaya Biswas, and Smt Kankana Banerjee to name but a few.