Wajahat Khan

sarod, Musical Artist

1969 –


Who is Wajahat Khan?

Wajahat Khan is an Indian sarod player who has earned international acclaim since 1977. He is the third son of Imrat Khan, nephew of Vilayat Khan and a member of the multi-generational musical Khan family which founded the Imdadkhani Gharana . He was born in Calcutta, India and now divides his time between London and India.

Wajahat started his professional career in music as a child prodigy singer touring the world at the age of 8 including a performance on BBC Television. In his teens, he decided to specialise in sarod, marking an interesting departure from his family's traditional instruments of sitar and surbahar.

He has performed extensively around the world including performances at prestigious venues such as the Kremlin, the Acropolis of Athens, the Royal Albert Hall for the Proms, the Smithsonian Institution, Suntory Hall and the Glastonbury Festival.

Whilst mainly focussing on traditional Indian classical music, he has also ventured into crossover working with orchestras such as the London Sinfonietta. He has composed for and recorded with the Medici String Quartet.

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May 10, 1969
  • India

on July 23, 2013


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