| Shahid Parvez Khan|
| 14 October 1957 (age 58)
Mumbai, India (1957-10-14) |
Hindustani Classical Music
Shahid Parvez Wikipedia
Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan (born 14 October 1958) is a sitar player of Hindustani classical music. He belongs to the seventh generation of the Etawah Gharana. He is one of India’s most celebrated younger musicians, praised especially for the vocalistic phrasing of his raga improvisations.
Born in Mumbai, India, Shahid Parvez was initiated into the rich music of the Gharana by his father Aziz Khan, who was the son of the Sitar and Surbahar virtuoso Wahid Khan. As is the custom, Aziz Khan first initiated his son into vocal music and tabla before training him on the Sitar over many years. Incidentally, he got his vocal and Surbahar training from his own uncle Hafeez Khan, a singer and surbahar and sitar exponent and received taleem in tabla for many years from Munnu Khan of the Delhi Gharana.
His family has produced many of the most revered and influential instrumentalists in Hindustani classical music including the likes of Sahabdad Khan, Imdad Khan (his great grandfather), Enayat Khan, Wahid Khan (his grandfather) and Vilayat Khan.
Shahid Parvez has performed in all major musical festivals in India and abroad including the Festival of India held in the US, Europe, USSR, Canada, Africa, Middle-East and Australia. With numerous LP records, audio and video cassettes, CDs and DVDs, several awards and accolades, and a distinguished performance career in India and around the world, he is recognized as one of the finest living sitar players.Sangeet Natak Akademi Award
AIR - Top Grade artist
Kumar Gandharva Samman
M. L. Koser Award
Shahid Parvez's students include Shakir Khan and Sameep Kulkarni.