Legendary Indian musician Ustad Amjad Ali Khan is coming to Brisbane.

Brisbane will play host to the acclaimed Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, a noted sarod player and one of the foremost Indian classical musicians.

The sarod is a stringed musical instrument that is common to the Hindustani music traditions of northern India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

Ali Khan is a sixth generation sarod player from his renowned family and is noted for his key innovations of playing compositions based on vocal music, the technical ability to play highly complex phrases spanning three octaves and an emphasis on simple yet elegant compositions.

Amjad Ali Khan has performed to sell-out crowds around the world and has been awarded the Padma Vibhushan – the highest Indian civilian award – in 2001 and is also the recipient of the UNESCO award.

The Brisbane performance is presented by Ignite Events in association with Soorya Australia, a not for profit organisation that strives towards presenting the finest in the diverse art forms of India to the art lovers of Australia in a multi-cultural and multi-racial experience.

Ali Khan will play St John’s Anglican College on Sunday 26 April. For more info, visit our event guide listing.