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Exemplifying the humanity and universality of music, Nishat Khan has mastered not only the North Indian classical idiom but has also worked with musics diverse as Gregorian chant, Western classical music, jazz, and Flamenco. His sensitive phrasing and remarkable intuition has led to collaborations with the world’s leading performers and composers such as John McLaughlin, Philip Glass, Paco Pena, Evelyn Glennie.
Nishat recently composed for his first Bollywood film with the acclaimed director Sudhir Mishra “Yeh Saali Zindagi” which had tremendous success!!

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BBC Proms

Press comments The world premiere of Nishat Khan’s Sitar Concerto no. 1 “The Gate of the Moon” featured as part of the BBC Proms programme at the Royal Albert Hall on the 12 August 2013. The occasion marked Khan’s third appearance as a soloist at the Proms but was the first time that one of …

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Biography

Nishat Khan is universally acknowledged as a leading sitar player of his time, transcending musical barriers with his provocative expression and spellbinding technical mastery. The son and disciple of Ustad Imrat Khan Nishat Khan stands at the threshold of the future of sitar and Indian music with his uniquely invigorating, contemporary approach. Born in Kolkata, …

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