Internationally acclaimed as one of the finest sarod virtuosos performing today, Zuckerman trained under and performed with India’s legendary sarod master Ustad Ali Akbar Khan.
The concert is free and open to the public.
Recognized as one of the finest sarod virtuosos performing today, Zuckerman has been called “one of the world’s most eclectic masters of improvisation.”
He completed 37 years of training under the rigorous discipline of India’s legendary sarod master Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, up to the maestro’s passing in June 2009. He also performed with Maestro Khan in numerous concerts in Europe, India, and the United States.
In addition to his extensive performance schedule, Zuckerman has directed the Ali Akbar College of Music in Switzerland for 37 years and is also a professor at the Music Conservatory of Basel where he conducts courses in both North Indian classical music and the music of the Middle Ages.
Zuckerman will be joined by Nitin Mitta, one of the most accomplished and distinctive tabla players of his generation, with a reputation for technical virtuosity, spontaneity, clarity of tone, and sensitivity to melodic nuances. Apart from being a dynamic soloist, he is a highly sought-after accompanist who has performed with some of India’s most celebrated Hindustani classical musicians.
The concert is sponsored by the Music Department, the Office of the Provost, the Office of Multicultural Life and the Department of Religion Studies at Muhlenberg College.