One of India’s finest musicians, the virtuoso sitar player Nishat Khan has been dazzling audiences globally with his provocative expression and spellbinding technical mastery. He hails from one of the most famous music families in the North Indian classical tradition that extends back for seven generations. The son and disciple of Ustad Imrat Khan, Nishat stands at the threshold of the future of sitar and Indian music with his uniquely invigorating, contemporary approach. He draws on his own musical heritage as well as engages other genres as diverse as Western classical music, jazz, Flamenco and Gregorian chant. He has worked with other major performers and composers such as John McLaughlin, Philip Glass, Paco Peña, Evelyn Glennie. In 2013 his sitar concerto Gate of the Moon was premiered at the opening night of the BBC proms to much critical acclaim.


 
Nishat composed a live sound track for the black and white film from the silent era ,Franz Osten's "Throw of Dice" for the 100 Years Celebration of Indian Cinema. This was held at the Siri Fort Auditorium in New Delhi. read more>>
Press comments The world premiere of Nishat Khan’s Sitar Concerto no. 1 “The Gate of the Moon” featured as part of the BBC Proms programme at the Royal Albert Hall on the 12 August 2013. The occasion marked Khan’s third appearance....
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