Rialto Series: Modern Sitar Master Anoushka Shankar
When sitar player, composer and international sensation Anoushka Shankar takes the stage, audiences should, according to Time Out New York, “expect to be thoroughly intoxicated.” A singular figure in the Indian and progressive world music scenes, Shankar draws from classical ragas in a cross-cultural dialogue showcasing the versatility of her instrument across genres. Her dynamic and spiritual musicality have earned her scores of accolades, including six Grammy nominations and a British House of Commons Shield.
Shankar studied exclusively from the age of nine under her father and guru, the late Ravi Shankar, and made her professional debut as a classical sitarist at the age of thirteen. Her dynamic and spiritual musicality has garnered several prestigious accolades, including six Grammy Award nominations.