"He thinks of all the musicians in the world as being part of one beautiful family because they use common musical notes..."
-Albuquerque Journal (2014)
"Indian classical music star performs at Egyptian Theater..."
-Standard Examiner (2014)
Seventh generation of sarod virtuosos...
Chris Waddington, Nola.com, 2011
"Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash are the seventh generation of sarod virtuosos from this remarkable family, and they are already putting their own stamp on the instrument. Both men focussed on the explosive rhythmic possibilities of the sarod, trading densely patterned improvised runs with each other, and demanding that the two drummers answer with blazing solos of their own. Though the sons never strayed from family tradition, their roaring performance had me thinking of guitarists such as Jimmy Page and John McLaughlin, who also soared in dramatic face-offs with drummers."
Excellent Musicians...
The New York Times, 2006 (Carnegie Hall Concert)
""From India, a Sarod Dynasty Represented by Father and Sons....both excellent musicians, who play with power and precision and can light up an audience with fast passages".
Dreamy, exciting and dramatic…. Technically accomplished Player.
Songlines World Music Magazine, 2005
Impossibly fast handwork which once again brought the crowd to its feet…
Savannah Morning News 2005
Frenzy of exuberant energy…
Sydney Morning Herald, 2003 (Sydney Opera House)
A young artist who has achieved the right blend of attainments and artistic creativity, ingenious in its instrumental technique and pleasing in harmony...
The Times of India, Ahmedabad 1999
Ayaan is to be commended for his control over his instrument. He displayed a fine sense of balance. This maturity often eludes those far older...
The Hindustan Times, New Delhi 1999
Ayaan showed definite advancement towards maturity which kept in harness impressive technical acumen....
The Telegraph, Calcutta, 1998
Frenzy of melodic activity....
The Telegraph, Calcutta, 1998
Ayaan Ali Bangash already shows some of his father's authority....
The New York Times, 1997 (Carnegie Hall)
Amaan and Ayaan are the youngest members of India's oldest Sarod playing family. They have already recorded CDs and played, among other places, at Carnegie Hall and Prince Charles's Highgrove estate....
Newsweek, 1997
Both brothers have developed individual and distinctive musical voices at a very young age, and both look set to become central figures in North Indian classical music-worthy heirs to their father's crown…


Songlines World music Magazine, UK 2003
India's No. 1 Sarod playing family.
India in New York, 2001
Wizards of India Interplay
Washington Post, 2001
Coming Masters…
The New York Times 2000 (Carnegie Hall)
Peerless sons of incomparable father....
The Statesman, New Delhi 1999
Chips of the old block enthrall audience....
The Times of India, Ahmedabad 1998
Brothers mesmerize listeners....
The Asian Age, New Delhi 1998
Amaan and Ayaan are the youngest members of India's oldest Sarod playing family. They have already recorded CDs and played, among other places, at Carnegie Hall and Prince Charles's Highgrove estate....



Newsweek, 1997