Aruna Narayan Kalle from Thornhill, Ontario, Canada, is the first female musician to play sarangi, a North Indian stringed instrument of classical Hindustani music, according to The Globe and Mail.

Kalle, daughter of renowned sarangi maestro Pandit Ram Narayan, learned how to play the instrument at 18, practicing eight hours a day for six to seven years.

“I don’t like to harp on the fact that women have never played this instrument professionally before, as this is technically one of the most difficult instruments to play,” Kalle told The Globe and Mail.

Listen to a brief extract of a concert played by Kalle and her father Pandit below, and visit Kalle’s website here.