It certainly wasn't and isn't always easy having the country's most famous musician as a father. But Anoushka Shankar, the daughter of legendary sitar virtuoso, composer, teacher and cultural ambassador Ravi Shankar, carries on her father's legacy in her own remarkable way. At the »Reflektor«, Anoushka Shankar chooses the programme in the Elbphilharmonie over the space of four days. Among the guests are artists from very different genres who have accompanied her for many years.
The »Anoushka Shankar Reflektor« was originally scheduled in the 2020/21 season from 4–8 November 2020, but it has now been postponed until November 2021 as a result of coronavirus restrictions. The programme and a ticket release date will be published at a later date.
As one of today's best sitar players, Anoushka Shankar carries the traditional sounds of the Indian subcontinent out into the world. But with the same commitment, the cosmopolitan artist, who has been nominated for a Grammy no fewer than six times, seeks an exchange with other musicians from distant cultures and styles.
She appears with orchestras like the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra as much as with American DJs and British folk musicians, she has been in the studio with George Harrison, Sting and her half-sister Norah Jones, and she has initiated breathtaking encounters between Indian classical music and flamenco, jazz, pop, film music and electronica. And every one of her recordings bears witness to her personal creed: »I have great respect for every culture, so I don't want to use any of them just as an ornament for my own music«.
Supported by Stiftung Elbphilharmonie