The New York Times
“When Mr. Kalhor performed, it sounded like a conversation among several instruments, with the varying timbres at times evoking the wailing pleas of disconsolate lovers.”
The Wall Street Journal
“Arguably the pre-eminent ambassador for traditional Chinese music in the U.S….Ms. Wu is a wonder on the pipa.”
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sandeep Das is “a creator of myths with Houdini-like skills”
Kayhan Kalhor, Kamancheh | Wu Man, Pipa | Sandeep Das, Tabla
Three masters and old friends in a new collaboration.
Kayhan Kalhor, Wu Man and Sandeep Das are established soloists in their individual traditions. These artists will join forces to create a new trio that highlights the ancient traditions of Persia, China and India in a 21st century program.
Three-time GRAMMY nominee Kayhan Kalhor is an internationally acclaimed virtuoso on the kamancheh, who through his many musical collaborations has been instrumental in popularizing Persian music in the West His performances of traditional Persian music and multiple collaborations have attracted audiences around the globe. He has toured the world as a soloist with various ensembles and orchestras including the New York Philharmonic and the Orchestre National de Lyon.
Recognized as the world’s premier pipa virtuoso and leading ambassador of Chinese music, Wu Man has carved out a career as a soloist, educator, and composer giving her lute-like instrument a new role in both traditional and contemporary music. Her adventurous spirit and virtuosity have led to collaborations across artistic disciplines, allowing her to reach wider audiences as she works to cross cultural and musical borders.
A Guggenheim Fellow and Grammy-winning musician, Sandeep Das is one of the leading Tabla virtuosos in the world today. Since his debut concert at the age of 17 with legendary Sitar player Ravi Shankar, Das has built a prolific international reputation spanning over three decades. His original compositions have been performed in over 50 countries, including events at the Forbidden City Concert Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, and the Sydney Opera House.