Musician, Sitar Player
Opus 3 Artists
For Anoushka Shankar, there is legacy and destiny. She is equally respectful of both, but bound to neither. Her ever-growing audience cannot help but acknowledge the familial roots of this young woman coaxing spellbinding spiritual sounds from her sitar, but neither can they deny that she is an innovator in her own right. Trained by the greatest teacher any student can have, maestro and father Ravi Shankar, she has been dazzling audiences, gaining critical acclaim and winning accolades and awards around the world. She has taken Indian classical music to a broader spectrum with her new and unique sound. Shankar is also a writer, composer and actress. Gulf News noted, “She has accomplished far more than many musicians would do in a lifetime”.