Amjad Ali Khan and sons begin their Wigmore Hall residency in UK tour this winter

1 December 2022

In the winter of 2022-2023, Amjad Ali Khan and sons Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash return to the UK to begin their five-year Associate Artist residency at Wigmore Hall with four concerts and collaborations with violinist Jennifer Pike, guitarist Sean Shibe, and culminating in a performance of Amjad Ali Khan's sarod concerto Samaagam with the Refugee Orchestra Project.

They will also perform in a further four concerts in major venues across the UK. In November-December 2022, the sarod players also perform at St George’s Bristol (sarod trio), at the Barber Institute in Birmingham ('Soul Strings' with Jennifer Pike), and at Opera North’s Howard Assembly Rooms in Leeds (sarod trio), and in January 2023 they will bring 'Soul Strings' to the Royal Conservatoire Scotland in Glasgow.

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 for the BBC Proms, Kensington Palace, Edinburgh International Festival, and WOMAD with esteemed orchestras including the Philharmonia Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia and Scottish Chamber Orchestra.

More information on the concerts can be found here:

7th January 11:30: Morning Rags (Amjad Ali Khan)

7th January 19:30: Soul Strings (Amaan Ali Bangash, Ayaan Ali Bangash and Jennifer Pike)

8th January 19:30: Sarod to Guitar (Amjad Ali Khan, Amaan Ali Bangash, Ayaan Ali Bangash, Sean Shibe)

9th January 19:30: Samaagam sarod concerto (Amjad Ali Khan, Amaan Ali Bangash, Ayaan Ali Bangash and Refugee Orchestra Project)

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