The Cultural Society of Post Graduate Government College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh in collaboration with SPICMACAY organised a Sitar Recital by Padma Shree Ustaad Shahid Parvez on 06-08-2018. He was accompanied by Shri Hindole Majumdar on Tabla.
He is one of the most brilliant musical gems of the famous Etawah Gharana and belongs to the seventh generation of this musical lineage.Trained by his father and guru, Ustad Aziz Khan, he is devotedly carrying forward the musical tradition of the family committed to the most famous Indian instrument.
He is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards including the coveted ‘Padma Shri’ and ‘Sangeet Natak Academy Award’, Sur Shringaar, Kumar Gandharva Samman and M. L. Koser Award. One of the greatest sitar-players of the world, he has performed in all major musical festivals in India and abroad including the Festival of India held in the US, Europe, USSR, Canada, Middle East, Africa and Australia, enthralling the audience everywhere.
For Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan, the Sitar and Self are identical entities, and music is not just a discipline but life itself – vibrating and pulsating and full of colour. The faculty and students benefitted a lot from the presentation.