Chicago: Amaan Ali Khan and Ayaan Ali Khan, the sons of the sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, will give a concert at the New York's Symphony Space on Feb 10. They will be accompanied by the renowned violinist Elmira Darvarova, former concertmaster at the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, and the table virtuoso Salar Nader.
Amaan, the eldest son of Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, belongs to the seventh generation in an unbroken chain of the Senia Bangash School. He was initiated by his father into the art of sarod playing and gave his first public performance at age of eight. Amaan has performed at numerous venues in India and around the world.
In 2005, Amaan composed music for the film 'American Daylight' which was directed by Academy Award winner Rodger Christian. In the same year, he also collaborated with the Derek Trucks Band at the Savannah Music Festival in Georgia and featured with Ustad Amjad Ali Khan in Real World Record's album called 'Moksha'.
Ayaan, the younger son, also gave his solo debut when he was eight years old and has been performing concerts in India and abroad. He has also assisted his illustrious father at concerts all over the world. Over the years, Ayaan has carved out a special niche for himself in the world of music.