Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 7:30pm
Location: Ewell Recital Hall
About the Performers
Irfan Muhammad Khan is a master performer of the sarod, one of the most celebrated stringed instruments of North India. Born into a musical family, he descends from a long line of renowned sarod players who have passed their art—an entirely oral tradition—from father to son in an unbroken chain stretching back to the early 19th century. With his home base in Calcutta, Khan has concertized extensively in India, as well as in Germany and the United States. In the 1980s, he lived for three years in Kabul, Afghanistan where he performed and taught as a cultural ambassador for the Indian Council for Cultural Relations.
From 1995 to 2009 he was the head of the Department of Music at an elite private school in Assam, India. From 2009 to 2013 he taught sitar and sarod at the newly established Afghanistan National Institute of Music in Kabul, Afghanistan.