Aizaz Sohail Early life, Music & More
This classical sensation doesn’t boast a long privileged musical lineage, but rather narrates a very humbling journey of struggle, perseverance and hard work. Aizaz started singing at a very young age with the support of his mother. His musical career took off when he was offered a reality show on national television, but determined to perfect the art, Aizaz started taking formal classical training from Indian Ustaad Pandit Chakraborty over Skype and Master Abdul Rauf.
Six months into his rigorous training and Aizaz was able to obtain a Gold medal in the All Pakistan Music Conference in the classical category and also secured second position in reality show Pakistan Superstar.
Well-known for his regular appearances in PTV Home’s program Firdous-e-Gosh based on eastern classical music, Aizaz made his debut on the All Pakistan Music conference (APMC) in October 2013 in which he performed and won a gold medal in the amateur classical category. Aizaz has also performed at a number of places with the South-Asian Funk Fusion Band called Mughal-E-Funk; other performances include True Brew Studios, Levi’s Live and the Governor House Sindh on the British Council’s 70th birthday to name a few.
Aizaz confessed that working for Coke Studio and, more so with producer Rohail Hyatt, was a dream come true. He had secretly saved Hyatt’s number in his phone and waited many years for that special phone call. Talking about being on the platform Aizaz said he was given the opportunity when he believed it was the right time in his career, one that he had earned.
“An artist is like a sponge, in order to learn new things he has to pour out the old. It [musical training] is an ongoing journey where you keep shifting to reverse gear only to correct, before you allow yourself to move forward.” – Aizaz Sohail.