Suhail Yusuf, a musician and academic, grew up in New Delhi. Continuing the family tradition, Suhail draws from a rich musical heritage as an eighth-generation sarangi player.
At the age of seven, Suhail started learning to play the sarangi under the tutelage of his Uncle and his Grandfather, in the ‘Guru-Shishya Parampara’ (the Traditional Indian Schooling method of imparting of knowledge from the Guru “teacher” to the Shishya “student’). Suhail gave his first live performance at the age of 11 and has extensively toured across South Asia, East Asia, the Middle-East, North and South Africa, Europe, the U.K., and the U.S.A.
Suhail is a multifaceted instrumentalist and vocalist and is also a composer and singer/songwriter. His versatility extends to varied genres of music, from Hindustani Classical Music to contemporary Rock Fusion, Jazz Fusion, World Music, Folk Music, and Experimental Music. The British Council, New Delhi, appointed Suhail Cultural Ambassador from India to the U.K. in 2013-2014. Suhail was awarded the M.A. in Music from Wesleyan University (USA) in 2018 and is currently completing a Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology in this Music Department.