Amaan is considered to be one of the finest Sarod players and has carved himself a very special niche among music aficionados across the world. He is an inspiration for the younger generation of musicians. He continues to enchant audiences with his virtuosity, sheer brilliance and charismatic stage presence
His performances have evoked creditable applause. His precision in tunefulness and his bold and resonant strokes are all pointers to importance of tradition and continuity in Indian classical music. One of the most popular musicians in India today, he has performed in most of the mainstream Music Festivals of India, in India and abroad.
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Amaan Ali Khan is the eldest son and disciple of the sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan and grandson of Haafiz Ali Khan. He represents the seventh generation of a musical lineage known as the Senia Bangash school.
Initiated into the fine art of sarod playing at a very tender age, he began his public performances as early as eight when he performed at the Festival of India in Moscow. Thereafter, Amaan made his UK debut in 1990 and his US debut in New York at the Asia Society in 1991.
Amaan has been a regular performer at Palais beaux-arts in Brussels, ESPLANADE in Singapore, Chicago Symphony Center, Carnegie Hall and Kennedy Center in the USA, Royal Festival Hall and Barbican Center in the UK. In addition, he has performed for the Temenos academy at St. James Palace in London for HRH the Prince of Wales.
He has performed with Cellist Matthew Barley and the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and also collaborated with Barley on a series of workshops and a critically acclaimed album, Strings Attached.
In November 2002, Amaan has co-authored a book on his father's life with his brother, Ayaan titled 'Abba-God's greatest gift to us'. In early 2010, he co-authored his second book with Ayaan called "50 Maestros 50 Recordings" for Harper Collins and also released an album called "The Music Room" and "Sarod Symphony" with his father and guru.
Amaan performed at the Central Hall of the Indian Parliament on the commemoration of India's 60th year of Independence in 2007.
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