Indus Festival presents The Irfan Khan Quartet

Norwich Lanes

Following their sell-out concert at the Norwich Arts Centre in November 2019, the Irfan Khan Quartet make a welcome return to this venue.

Ustad Irfan Khan is the khalifa (head) of the ancient Lucknow-Shajahanpur Gharana of instrumental music and is one of the last instrumentalists of the subcontinent with a vast repertoire of historic compositions and a detailed insight into Raga grammar.

His ancestors were rubab players and came to India as martial musicians from Afghanistan in the 17th century. In Lucknow they mixed with the court musicians and modified the rubab into what would become the sarod. The Ustad plays in the old instrumental style and strictly adheres to traditional Raga interpretation without gimmicks. Matyas Wolter and Markus Schlaffke are his students. They will be accompanied on tabla.

This concert is part of Shared Values a series curated by SAMA for the Indus Festival