Sitar Player Shahid Parvez in Athens

The Hellenic-Indian Society for Culture and Development, Embassy of India in Athens, Indian Council of Cultural Relations New Delhi, and Saraswati of Greece are very glad to present



on Tuesday 12 th December 2006 and 

Wednesday 13 th December 2006,
at 9:30 pm at the SCHEDIA THEATRE, Voutadon 34, Gazi, Athens

(Tel: 2103477448)

The concert will also feature Greece’s renowned musician
and bouzouki player MANOLIS KARADINIS

Ustad Shahid Parvez hails from the famous lineage of the Etawah tradition. He was initiated into music by his father, Ustad Aziz Khan and very soon made a name for himself as a young performer. Recognized as a child prodigy, he gave his first public sitar recital at the age of eight. Ustad Shahid Parvez received training in vocal music and tabla as well as the sitar and quickly established himself as a major attraction on the Indian classical concert circuit.

Today he is acknowledged by stalwarts like Pandit Ravi Shankar and Ustad Vilayat Khan as one of the finest sitar players alive and the torch bearer for the current generation. His playing is a perfect combination of melodic style and rhythmic style. He has performed to sold out concert halls and music festivals all around the world.