The world-renowned Shahid Parvez, one of India’s leading sitarists, belongs to an illustrious musical family and has achieved success in not only preserving the tradition, but in pushing its boundaries to greater heights. He is one of the leading exponents of the Etawah gharana (tradition), which was popularized by Ustad Vilayat Khan, and belongs to the seventh generation of this musical lineage. He was Trained by his father and guru Ustad Aziz Khan, he was recognized as a child prodigy and started performing in public by the time he was eight years old. He is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards, including the Government of India’s Padma Shri and the Sangeet Natak Academy Award. He will be accompanied by Amit Kavthekar, a leading young tabla player who studied with Ustad Allarakha and Zakir Hussain and performed with many prominent artists.