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Anoushka Shankar

Sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar is a singular figure in the Indian classical and progressive world music scenes. Her dynamic and spiritual musicality has garnered several prestigious accolades, including six Grammy® Award nominations, recognition as the youngest – and first female – recipient of a British House of Commons Shield, credit as an 'Asian Hero' by Time magazine, an Eastern Eye Award for Music and a Songlines Best Artist Award. Most recently, she became one of the first five female composers to be added to the UK's A-level music syllabus.

In 2019, she presents the epic silent film Shiraz (1928). Shankar composed the score for this story of the building of the Taj Mahal, and she plays live to accompany the film.

Throughout 2020, a series of concerts and events take place to mark the centenary of the birth of her father, the seminal musician Ravi Shankar. The London Philharmonic Orchestra released a recording of his album Symphony, featuring Anoushka Shankar, in 2012. As part of these centenary celebrations, the orchestra reunites with Southbank Centre Associate Artist Anoushka Shankar for a live performance of the work, as she is joined by family and friends in a special evening on the actual anniversary of Ravi Shankar’s birth.

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A still from Shiraz: a Romance of India (1928)
7:30 pm
Tue 09 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 09 Apr 2019
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Journey to India at a screening of an epic silent film with live score by sitarist Anoushka Shankar
Journey to India at a screening of an epic silent film with live score by sitarist Anoushka Shankar
Ravi Shankar, sitarist

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7:30 pm
Wed 15 Jan 2020
7:30 pm | Wed 15 Jan 2020
Classical music
Opera
Revel in Ravi Shankar’s only opera, brought to life by the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Revel in Ravi Shankar’s only opera, brought to life by the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Anoushka Shankar, sitarist

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7:30 pm
Wed 22 Apr 2020
7:30 pm | Wed 22 Apr 2020
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Three genre-defying works from 2010, brought to you by the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Three genre-defying works from 2010, brought to you by the London Philharmonic Orchestra