Anoushka Shankar

Recognized as a consummate performer Indian classical music and forward thinking genres, Anoushka Shankar has shown herself to be a unique artist with tremendous talent and understanding of the great musical tradition of India. Anoushka is the only artist in the world to be trained completely by her father and legendary sitar virtuoso and composer, Ravi Shankar. She has been playing and studying the sitar with him since she was nine, and at age thirteen she made her performing debut in New Delhi, India. That same year, Anoushka entered the recording studio for the first time to play on her father's recording, In Celebration. Two years later she helped as conductor with her father and dear friend, George Harrison, on the 1997 Angel release, Chants of India. Before conducting she also played a sitar solo and performed The Inner Light with Jeff Lyne. She later conducted again at the historic Concert for George in November 2002. Anoushka now spends much of the year giving solo performances in Europe, America and Asia, and continues touring the world with her father's ensemble.