Ustad Irshad Khan
Ustad Irshad Khan, son of the legendary Ustad Imrat Khan, is considered among the world's best Sitar players and the leading Surbahar (Bass Sitar) player of his generation and among the finest instrumentalists of the world. His individual stamp in both these instruments ascends from the distinctiveness of his technique and mental prowess. His mastery of the intricate â€œgayaki-angâ€(vocal) and â€œtantra-angâ€(instrumental) styles makes Irshad Khan one of the most dynamic musicians of today. His dedication to the subtleties of the raga is in bringing out its essence in rendering its pure form of feelings and expressions from meditative to playful, serene to heroic, devotional to romantic - in different genres of Indian music such as Dhrupad, Khyal, Tappa, and Thumree. Whether he is performing pure classical, folk, or worldbeat / newage, audiences are stunned by his breathtaking virtuosity and profound musicality.