Indian sitar virtuoso Anoushka Shankar will perform in Fort Wayne March 26 in the IPFW/Shruti Indian Performance Series.Shankar’s show will begin at 6 p.m. In the Auer Performance Hall in Rhinehart Music Center on the IPFW campus. Tickets are on sale now for $10 through the IPFW Box Office, online or by phone. IPFW students can attend free with a current school ID.
According to her official biography, Shankar studied exclusively under her father, the legendary late Ravi Shankar, from the age of nine and made her professional debut at age 13. By the time she was 20, she had made three classical recordings for EMI/Angel and received her first Grammy nomination, making her the first Indian female and youngest-ever nominee in the World Music category, according to the biography. Shankar has received five Grammy award nominations, a British House of Commons Shield recognition, and a Songlines Best Artist Award, and was also named an Asian Hero by TIME Magazine.
She is part of a family of exceptional musical renown. In addition to her father, who introduced the Beatles to classical Indian music, she has often performed with her half-sister, Norah Jones.Support for the concert comes from the IPFW College of Visual and Performing Arts, Shruti Fort Wayne Indian Cultural Society, Arts United, the Indiana Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts.