Orbit Events & Promotions presents Sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar Live at Dubai Opera on Friday 20 December 2019.
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Dubai opera , Dubai
20 December 2019, 08:00 PM
20 December 2019, 12:00 AM
Sitar star Anoushka Shankar will return to Dubai for a performance at the Dubai Opera on December 20.
Profoundly rooted in the Indian Classical music tradition, Anoushka Shankar studied exclusively from the age of nine under her father and guru, the late Ravi Shankar, and made her professional debut as a classical sitarist at the age of 13. She had made three classical recordings for EMI/Angel and received her first Grammy nomination before the age of 20 - becoming the first Indian female and youngest ever nominee in the World Music category.
Her dynamic and spiritual musicality has garnered several prestigious accolades, including six Grammy Award nominations, recipient of a British House of Commons Shield, credit as an Asian Hero by TIME Magazine, and a Songlines Best Artist Award. Most recently, she became one of the first five female composers to have been added to the UK A-level music syllabus.
As an international solo artist, Anoushka has performed in a range of distinguished venues such as Carnegie Hall, Vienna Konzerthaus, Barbican Centre, Sydney Opera House, Salle Pleyel,Frankfurt Alte Oper, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Royal Festival Hall, Palais des Beaux-Arts and the KKL Luzern.Her event appearances include the Prague Spring Festival, Verbier Festival, Boom Festival and the London Proms.
Anoushka has championed her father’s four sitar Concertos with the world’s leading orchestras including the London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic, MDR Sinfonieorchester, Lucerne Symphony and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, under the leadership of esteemed conductors such as Zubin Mehta, Kristjan Järvi and Jakob Hrusa.