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12.09.13
Donald Runnicles, Yefim Bronfman, Christoph Eschenbach, Leonidas Kavakos, Ravi Shankar, Minnesota Orchestra , Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir , Ian Bostridge, New York Polyphony
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE OPUS 3 ARTISTS NOMINATED FOR A 2014 GRAMMY
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02.11.13
Yo-Yo Ma, Ravi Shankar
YO-YO MA & RAVI SHANKAR WIN GRAMMY AWARDS
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12.12.12
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Ravi Shankar 1920-2012
12.06.12
Gene Scheer, Yo-Yo Ma, Ravi Shankar, Hugh Masekela, Richard Kaufman, Paul Groves
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02.08.12
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Sitar maestro undimmed
Deccan Chronicle
09.30.11
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Music review: Ravi Shankar at Walt Disney Concert Hall
Los Angeles Times
08.24.11
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Edinburgh Guide
09.14.10
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The Very Best of Ravi Shankar
21C Media Group
04.06.10
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Ravi Shankar At 90: The Man And His Music
NPR
03.13.10
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The jewel in India's crown
The Dominion Post
03.11.10
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The legend and the sitar's new star
The Sydney Morning Herald
12.10.09
Ravi Shankar
The string star
The Hindu
01.23.09
Ravi Shankar
Sitar master Ravi Shankar gives his daughter a precious gift, a new concerto; Daughter to perform piece written for her by father
Chicago Tribune

1920-2012  

Legendary virtuoso sitarist, composer, teacher, and writer Ravi Shankar is India's most esteemed musical ambassador and a singular phenomenon whose artistry crosses all cultural and musical boundaries. A student of the illustrious guru “Baba” Ustad Allaudin Khan, Mr. Shankar was already one of the brightest stars in India before coming to international attention in the 60’s. Since then, he has been the foremost pioneer in disseminating India’s rich classical music tradition to the West.

The youngest son of a Bengali family, Ravi Shankar was born in 1920 in Varansi (Benares), the holiest of Indian cities. At the age of 10, he accompanied elder brother Uday Shankar and his company of dancers and musicians to Paris, where the younger Shankar attended school. He spent several years in the West absorbing different kinds of music before returning to India in 1938 to begin his career. He combined his concert performances with his work for All India Radio (1949–56) where he established the National Chamber Orchestra. As word of his virtuosity spread throughout India, then Europe, Asia and the United States, Mr. Shankar embarked on the most extraordinary international careers in the history of contemporary music ... read full bio