Shujaat Husain Khan, heir to seven generations of sitar players, is heralded as one of the greatest North Indian classical musicians of our time. At the young age of 3, he was given a small sitar upon which to practice. At age 6, he was recognized as a child prodigy and began performing in public. Since then, he has traveled the world, initially with his father, the late Ustad Vilayat Khan, performing for audiences across the continents of Asia, Africa, North America and Europe. Shujaat Khan has performed to sold-out crowds around the globe in celebrated venues such as Carnegie Hall in New York and Royal Albert Hall in London, and as a soloist alongside the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra.
Shujaat Khan has not only been nominated for a "Best Traditional World Music Album" at the Grammys, but also garnered respect and admiration from publications such as the Boston Herald, which placed him on a list of the top 25 most anticipated cultural events of 2000, putting him in the company of Luciano Pavarotti and Seiji Ozawa.
Audiences worldwide are taken by his extraordinary vocals that accompany his mastery of the gayaki ang style of sitar playing, and his organic approach to rhythm.