Alam Khan & Arjun Verma

Indian Ensemble

SF Music Day Performance Information

Herbst Theater: 3:00 – 3:30

Arjun Verma is a sitarist trained by the legendary Maestro
Ali Akbar Khan.

Arjun has spent his entire life steeped in the tradition of North Indian Classical Music.  The son of internationally performing sitarist Roop Verma, a disciple of Ali Akbar Khan and Ravi Shankar, Arjun began learning sitar from his father at age five.

Son of the legendary Sarode Maestro Ali Akbar Khan, Alam has been touching the hearts of audiences worldwide for over 15 years. Since his initial training into the Maihar Seni Gharana at the age of seven, Alam was blessed to learn and live in the traditional style of Guru and student.  Ali Akbar Khan’s careful crafting and guidance shows in each note as well as in Alam’s imaginative way of expressing the ancient ragas passed down from the courts of Emperor Akbar by Mian Tansen in the 16th century.