Amjad Ali Khan to teach at Stanford University

October 21st, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS  

Chicago, Oct 21 (IANS) Amjad Ali Khan, the sarod maestro, will be teaching for two and half months at Stanford University, according to an announcement from the university.

Khan will be in residence at Stanford from the beginning of April 2012 to the middle of June to teach a course titled ‘Indian classical music: a way of life’. In this course, he will teach student musicians to perform and appreciate North Indian classical music, and will share with them his own experience as a classical musician raised in the traditional system of music discipline.

“The students and faculty of the university are thrilled to have this opportunity to interact with the world’s premiere sarod artiste, ” said Dr Anna Schultz, assistant professor of ethnomusicology at Stanford.

Khan gave his first sarod recital at the age of six and quickly rose to fame by the time he was a teenager. The Scottish Chamber Orchestra premiered his sarod concerto, Samagam, in 2008, and his ‘ancient sounds’ album with Iraqi oud musician Rahim AlHal was released in 2009.

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