Suhail Yusuf Khan
Suhail, a devoted Sarangi player has been hailed as a child prodigy in the world of Indian Classical music. Continuing in the family tradition, Suhail draws from a rich musical heritage and is an eighth generation Sarangi player. A descendant of the Moradabad-Rampur and Senia Gharana of MIYAAN TANSEN, he is the grandson of renowned Sarangi legend, Padmabhushan and Padmashree recipient, USTAD SABRI KHAN, and nephew of the Sarangi genius, USTAD KAMAL SABRI.
At the age of seven Suhail started learning to play the Sarangi under the tutelage of his Uncle and Grandfather, in the ‘Guru-Shishya Parampara’ which is the Traditional Indian Schooling method of imparting of knowledge from the Guru “teacher” to the Shishya “student’ . Suhail gave his first live performance at the age of 11, with his Grandfather and Uncle. Since then he has performed extensively in India & abroad covering France, Belgium, Italy, all of Scandinavia, Switzerland, South Africa, Nepal, Pakistan, Maldives, Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea, Malayasia, Sri Lanka; the Middle East and has toured the UK extensively.
Suhail is a multifaceted artiste who is also a music composer; singer & song writer. His versatility extends to varied genres of music from Indian Classical Music to contemporary Rock Fusion; Jazz Fusion ; World Music; Folk Music Fusion. The British Council, New Delhi has Suhail as a Cultural Ambassador from India to the UK. He also has the honour of being a graded musician with All India Radio, the Indian public radio broadcaster.
Suhail is currently studying at Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, USA, reading Ethnomusicology.
Current International projects include:
Yorkston Thorne Khan – with James Yorkston, John Thorne
Hauz Khas Connection – with Hyunpill Shin from South Korea , Vishal Nagar, USA