Musical Influences

These are the musicians that inspire and inform my music making.

Listen to their recordings to hear the most authentic performances of each instrument in the collection.

Sitar

Pandit Nikhil Banerjee

Pandit Ravi Shankar

Ustad Imrat Khan

Ustad Shahid Parvez

Pandit Manilal Nag

Pandit Kushal Das

Pandit Krishna Bhatt

Ustad Buddhaditya Mukherjee

Ustad Nishat Khan

Ustad Irshad Khan

Pandit Kartik Kumar

Pandit Indrajit Banerjee

Ustad Ashraf Sharif Khan

Ustad Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan

Pandit Partha Bose

Ustad Sharif Khan Poonchwaley

Sri Ramprapanna Bhattacharya

Sri Purbayan Chatterjee

Sri Nilradi Kumar

Pipa

Lin Shicheng

Gao Hong

Wu Man

Liu Fang

Liu Dehai

Wang Fandi

Lui Pui-Yuen

Li Tingsong

Shenshen Zhang

Yang Jing

Zhang Qiang

Tang Liangxing

He Qiuxia

Zhou Yi

Samuel Wong


Tar

Ostad Jalil Shahnaz

Ostad Lotfollah Majd

Ostad Mohamadreza Lotfi

Ostad Shahram Mirjalali

Ostad Hossein Alizadeh

Ostad Farhang Sharif

Ostad Hoshang Zarif

Ostad Qolamhossein Bigjekhani

Ostad Majid Derakhshani

Ostad Dariush Talai

Ostad Ali-Akbar Shahnazi

Ostad Hamid Motebassem

Ostad Ali-Naqi Vaziri

Ostad Nurali Borumand

Ostad Arshad Tahmasebi

Ostad Reza Mazandari

Ostad Jalal Zolfonoon

Ostad Keyvan Saket

Ostad Salman Salek

Ostad Mousa Maroufi

Ostad Rahim Manish

Aidin Olianssab

Saba Tabkhi

Sahba Motallebi

Mohsen Nafar

Ali Ghamsari

Oud

Munir Bashir

Mansour Nariman

Simon Shaheen

Farid Al-Atrash

Nasser Houari

Riyad Al-Sunbati

Mustafa Sa'id

Marcel Khalif

Sa'id Chraibi

Ahmad Fathi

Yurdal Tockan

Hossein Behroozinia

Richard Hagopian

George Michel

Micheal Ibrahim

Amer Ammouri

Yasamin Shah-Hosseini

Ahmad Al-Khatib

Samir Tahar

Mohammadreza Ebrahimi

Nasser Shamma

Abdolvahab Shahidi

Aarif Jaman

Ali Hassan

Charbel Rouhana

Raed Khoshaba

Abadi al-Johar

Saz

Erdal Erzincan

Ҫetin Akdeniz

Muhlis Berberoğlu

Erkan Oğur

Mehmet Demirtaš

Saidallah Nasiri

Arif Sağ

Mehmet Erenler

Ashik Veysil

Periklis Papapetropoulos

Muhlis Akarsu

Mustafa Budan

Koray Berat Sari