We are delighted that sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan and his sons Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash have been announced as Associate Artists at Wigmore Hall, in advance of the Hall’s 120th anniversary celebrations.
They join fellow new Associate Artists such as Lawrence Power, Nitin Sawhney and Gweneth Ann Rand, and are committed to a five-year relationship with the Hall, performing at least once every season. Previous highlights for Amjad Ali Khan and his sons at Wigmore Hall include ‘Soul Strings’, a collaboration with British violinist Jennifer Pike performing ragas arranged by Amjad Ali Khan for sarod, violin and tabla for Wigmore Hall’s Late series in summer 2019, and the trio’s disc of Indian Classical Ragas on Wigmore Live, the label’s first Indian classical music release.
Over the course of a distinguished career spanning more than six decades, Amjad Ali Khan has won numerous accolades including a Grammy nomination, the Crystal Award by the World Economic Forum, Unicef's National Ambassadorship and the Fukuoka Cultural grand prize. He and his sons Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash represent the sixth and seventh generations in the legendary Senia Bangash School, and are credited with reinventing the technique of playing the sarod, and widely praised for their timeless interpretations of the repertoire and pioneering approach to collaborative music-making.
Amjad Ali Khan and sons have appeared at major venues and festivals worldwide including New York’s Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House, Suntory Hall Tokyo, Esplanade Singapore, and for prestigious organisations such as the United Nations, UNESCO, Google, World Arts Summit and for the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony in Oslo in 2014. Previous chamber and concerto dates in the UK include concerts at the Royal Festival Hall, the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace, Darbar Festival, Edinburgh International Festival, WOMAD and the BBC Proms with esteemed orchestras including the Philharmonia Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia and Scottish Chamber Orchestra.
For more information on Amjad Ali Khan, Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash’s new appointment, read the press release here.
To watch the trio’s concert at UN Day 2018, performing Amjad Ali Khan’s Samaagam sarod concerto with the Refugee Orchestra Project, click here.
To watch the trio’s concert at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony, click here.