Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash

Sarod

"Both brothers have developed individual and distinctive musical voices at a very young age, and both look set to become central figures in North Indian classical music-worthy heirs to their father’s crown…"

Songlines World Music Magazine

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Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash represent the seventh generation of a musical lineage known as the Senia Bangash School. Disciples of their father the great sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan, both were initiated into the fine art of sarod playing from an early age, with each brother giving their first public performances at the age of eight.

They have performed across the globe, including appearances at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center in the USA, Royal Festival Hall, Symphony Hall and Barbican Centre in the UK, Konzerthaus Vienna, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Esplanade Singapore and Sydney Opera house. They have also appeared at festivals including WOMAD, Edinburgh International Festival and World Beat in Brisbane.

Their pioneering approach to the repertoire has led them to collaborate with percussionist Evelyn Glennie, guitarist Derek Trucks of the Allman Brothers Band, cellist Matthew Barley, Bulgarian violinist Elmira Dararova and folk singer Carrie Newcomer. They also regularly perform their father’s sarod concerto Samaagam which they have played with London Philharmonic Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia and Moscow State Phlharmonic.

Along with their father they are Gold Medal Winners at the Global Music Awards for their outstanding contribution to the global music industry and excellence in the classical music sphere. This honour was bestowed on the trailblazing trio in recognition of their “Peace Worshipers” album which was released in July 2017 by Affetto Records and distributed by Naxos.


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Selected praise for Ayaan Ali Bangash

From India, a Sarod Dynasty Represented by Father and Sons....both excellent musicians, who play with power and precision and can light up an audience with fast passages. 

The New York Times

A young artist who has achieved the right blend of attainments and artistic creativity, ingenious in its instrumental technique and pleasing in harmony.

The Times of India

Ayaan is to be commended for his control over his instrument. He displayed a fine sense of balance. This maturity often eludes those far older.

The Hindustan Times

Ayaan showed definite advancement towards maturity which kept in harness impressive technical acumen.

The Telegraph Calcutta

Dreamy, exciting and dramatic… A technically accomplished player.

Songlines World Music Magazine

Selected praise for Amaan Ali Bangash

Amaan’s playing is packed with rapid-fire stroke work.

The Telegraph Calcutta

Amaan bears the great responsibility of carrying the baton of music tradition that his father has passed on to him.

The Times Kuwait

Sarod maestro enthralls city. Amaan kept the audience glued to their seats.

The Hindustan Times

Like Father, Amaan has a penchant for harnessing the sweet tones and bringing out enchanting melodies that immediately draw the audience to him. 

The Statesman New Delhi

Young maestro picks up pace. Amaan announced his attainment of top-grade concert maturity.

The Telegraph Calcutta

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