Ravi Shankar is an award winning master of the sitar, composer, teacher and writer who has almost single-handedly spread the beauty of Indian music around the world.Ravi Shankar Tribute
His musical studies started at the age of 10 when he accompanied his elder brother Uday Shankar and Uday’s company of musicians and dancers to Paris where the younger Shankar attended school. During this time in the West, Mr. Shankar’s musical studies exposed him to a variety of musical styles that would later influence his music and his compositions.
Other accomplishments include Academy Award and Grammy nominations for the musical score for the movie “Ghandi,” violin-sitar compositions for violinist Yehudi Menuhin and himself, for flute virtuoso Hean-Pierre Ramal and other internationally renowned musicians. His multi-artist work “Orion” opened the 2004 Cultural Olympiad in Greece and his ballet “Ghanashyam” which he wrote, composed and choreographed.
At the age of 88, Mr. Shankar is still entertaining audiences with his abilities on the sitar, performing live with his daughter, Anoushka Shakar. If the opportunity to see this sitar virtuoso perform, consider it a gift and be prepared to have an incredibly enjoyable evening of music.