Amaan Ali Bangash

  • Birth Name Amaan Ali Bangash
  • Born 12-07-1977
  • Occupation Artist
  • Year Active 1990
  • Origin Delhi, India
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    Career beginnings

    A  young talent of the 7th generation in an unbroken chain of the Senia Bangash School, Amaan Ali Bangash, born on July 12, 1977 is the elder son and disciple of the Sarod Maestro Amjad Ali Khan and grandson of the Ustad Hafiz Ali Khan. Initiated into the fine art of Sarod playing at a very tender age, Amaan began his public performances as early as ten. Accompanying his father to various music festivals in India and abroad, he has today, carved out a niche for himself. His performances have evoked creditable applause. His precision in tunefulness and his bold and resonant strokes are all pointers to importance of tradition and continuity in Indian Classical Music. They have given solo as well as concerts with;their father all over the world. It includes concerts at the Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, St. James Palace and Barbican Center. His mother, Subhalakshmi Khan, an artist in her own right, sacrificed her career as a classical dancer to devote herself to the family and sustain its heritage. Amaan and Ayaan has experimented with pianist Dominique Brasthasat and percussionist Jean Bruno Mier and assistedtheir father in the signature tune of 48th International Film Festival. A young talent of the 7th generation in an unbroken chain of the Senia Bangash School, Amaan Ali Bangash is the elder son and disciple of the Sarod Maestro Amjad Ali Khan and grandson of the Haafiz Ali Khan. Initiated into the fine art of Sarod playing at a very tender age, Amaan began his public performances as early as eight.Accompanying his father to various music festivals in India and abroad, he has today, carved out a niche for himself. His performances have evoked creditable applause. His precision in tunefulness and his bold and resonant strokes are all pointers to importance of tradition and continuity in Indian Classical Music.He made his debut abroad in 1986 at the Festival of India in Moscow. In 1990, Amaan performed at the Logan Hall in UK and at the Asia Society in 1991 in New York. Today, Amaan is considered as one of the finest young Sarod players and has attained a very special place for himself to all music enthusiasts. Amaan has been a regular performer at Palais beaux-arts in Brussels, ESPLANADE in Singapore,Chicago Symphony Center,Carnegie Hall and Kennedy Center in USA,Royal Festival Hall and Barbican Center in UK. In addition he has performed for the Temenos academy at St. James Palace in London for HRH Prince of Wales. More recently he performed at the Summer Arts Festival in Seattle and the Edinburgh Festival in UK.Amaans Australian Tour this year included his performances at the World Beat Festival in Brisbane, Opera House in Sydney and the WOMAD Festival in New Plymouth and Adelaide. Amaan performed with Cellist Matthew Barley and the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain in July 2002 along with a series of workshops.Awards and accolades came his way early in life yet Amaan steadfastly pursued his familys inheritance and legacy.His personal belief being that his work will speak for itself.In October 2002, he received Provogue Societys Young Acheivers Award for performing Arts.Amaan has recorded with companies like Virgin Records,Sony Music, Music Today, Navras Records,BMG Crescendo, Deuche ville Radio,Chhandha Dhara etc,to name a few and has over ten albums to his credit.In November 2002,Amaan co authored a book with his brother,Ayaan titled Abba-Gods greatest gift to us on his fathers life.Roli Books,Lustre Publications under the family pride series,published the book. Amaan played in May 2003 for Prince Charles in his Highgrove estate for Temenos Academy.Amaan, beyond playing the Sarod,also anchored Top Drive,the all new television series on Star World that was aired from January end 2003 for five episodes. The Songlines World music magazine on reviewing his latest solo recording titled Amaan stated worthy heir to his father’s crown.Amaan is curretly composing music for the film American Daylight due for a release early next year.Amaan took part in the relay for the 2004 Athens Olumpics in New Delhi in June 2004.

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