NAPA - National Academy of Performing Arts

Nafees Ahmad is the son and disciple of the illustrious sitar nawaz, Ustad Fateh Ali Khan. A versatile sitar player himself, he is highly knowledgeable of both Eastern and Western music. He has performed with various symphony orchestras and musical ensembles all over the world.

Arshad Mahmud began his career with EMI as a talent hunter. Today he is one of our leading composers. He has studied extensively, both Eastern and Western music. He has been composing music and handling orchestras for nearly thirty years.

Intezar Hussain is a young up and coming vocalist. He learned music from Ustad Ilyas Khan of Patiala Gharana. He is singing since the age 14.

Ustad Bashir Khan is a tabla Maestro. He inherits the authentic baaj of Punjab Gharana through his ustad, Karim Bux Paima who was one of the most acclaimed tabla players of his times. He is also one of the finest accompanists and has accompanied many of the great instrumentalists and vocalists of the sub continent.

Umar Jameel, took a degree in music and piano performance from Knox College, Illinois, and also studied music and composition in Vienna. He’s also a certified Piano technician from Chicago School of Piano technology.

Shallum Asher Xavier is on of the founding memebers of Fuzon. Now celebrating 12 years as a band. He is also an accomplished composer, producer and a session artist.

Ustad Salamat Hussain is a flute maestro who acquired his early training from Ustad Mushtaq Hussain and Ustad Guchan Khan. He joined PIA Arts Academy in 1966 and was later associated with the National Performing Arts Group.

Mohammad Hussain a distinguished harmonium player, began his career with Radio Pakistan. He accompanied Mehdi Hassan for over 30 years.

Gulab Khan, who teaches Tabla, was attached to Radio Pakistan Hyderabad. He accompanied the renowned Sufi singer, Abida Perveen, for more then 20 years.

Stephen Chaman, has been in music education for the last twenty years and has a passion for teaching music. He has an extensive experience of working in prestigious schools of Karachi as a music teacher.