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Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan is one of the finest sitar players alive today. His dazzling virtuosity and innovative genius have earned him a legacy as a giant of the sitar. Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan learned his craft from his father, Ustad Aziz Khan, and enjoys an impeccable pedigree. He is a seventh generation heir to the sitar's first family, the Etawah Gharana. Ustadji's global reputation as an awe inspiring performer is complemented by another rare gift - his ability to spread his music as a dedicated and loving guru. Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan sums up his mastery of this most intricate art form with a profoundly simple philosophy: "Music is my life"

Find out about Ustadji’s approach to teaching and get a chance to take
sitar lessons - please visit us at spkacademy.org

May 10,2014
New York

"Shahid Parvez makes the notes sing, giving them the colours of a vocal performance." – Dr. Salman Ansari

"…one of the most important sitar players of his generation" – Musicalnirvana.com

"Shahid Parvez's variations reveal his tremendous capacity for invention and one is often delighted by the elegance and humour of his spontaneous and completely unexpected combinations." – Dr. Salman Ansari

"It may have been a tough act to follow but Sitar virtuoso Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan has upheld his illustrious lineage with his music." – India News

".....The rudra veena virtuoso Ustad Asad Ali Khan remarked 'Ye Vilayat Khan ki jawani ka sitar tha' and complimented Shahid. .... " – The Hindu (Friday, Apr 22, 2005)

"To play with Shahidbhai I have to think a lot. I have to be on my toes and concentrate constantly. Playing with him is never a casual affair. He plays very serious music".
– Ustad Zakir Hussain commenting about accompanying Shahid ji.

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