Anoushka Shankar receives honorary degree from Oxford | English Movie News – Times of India

Sitarist Anoushka Shankar has been performing live for about 30 years now. The nine-time Grammy recently received an Honorary Degree from the University of Oxford. Anoushka will be conferred with this award on June 19 at the university’s annual Encaenia academic ceremony.
Speaking to us, she said, “This is truly a pinch-me moment in my career; I never even dreamed I might receive an honour such as this, let alone from one of the most prestigious Universities in the world.I am deeply grateful to Oxford University for conferring me with an Honorary Degree.”
Anoushka has studied exclusively under her father and guru, sitar maestro late Pandit Ravi Shankar, since she was nine. Anoushka made her professional debut as a classical sitarist at 13. “I feel reflective and grateful for all my past teachers that got me to this point. I was fortunate to have had the most precious education in music under the guidance of my father, and unbelievable coaching and support in my career aged thirteen onwards from my mother. This is all thanks to them,” she said.

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