Kartik Seshadri - Illuminations


Kartik Seshadri - Illuminations

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Sitar virtuoso Kartik Seshadri is recognized worldwide as one of India’s outstanding musicians and the foremost disciple of Pandit Ravi Shankar. Critics hailed Seshadri as a child prodigy and prominent musician when he began performing full-length solo recitals at the age of six. Seshadri had already embarked on an illustrious performing career when in 1965 he met the world-renowned maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar, who was already a profound musical influence in his life. Seshadri became a disciple of Ravi Shankarin in 1974 and accompanied him in major concert halls throughout the world, from India, Europe and the Middle East, to Japan, Mexico and the United States, including New York’s Carnegie Hall. Seshadri performs extensively as a soloist in major venues throughout India and abroad. His concerts in India frequently include prestigious festivals such as the Sangeeth Nataka Academy, Sangeeth Research Academy (ITC Music Festival), Gunidas Sangeeth Sammelan, Madras Music Academy, Indian Fine Arts Society, and Saptak, establishing him as a musician of national importance. In the United States and Canada, his recent solo engagements have included Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, World Music Institute, Asia Society, Vancouver Jazz Festival and Ravi Shankar’s 75th Birthday Celebration. Seshadri’s performances are noted for their expressiveness, rich tonal sensibility and extraordinary rhythmic intricacy. Mr. Seshadri tours with Phillip Glass in the “Orion” Concert Series. Includes liner notes by Ravi Shankar Featuring Kartik Seshadri: S i t a r Arup Chatterjee:Ta b l a Anne Seshadri: Tr e b l e Ta n p u ra Terry Longshore: B a s s Ta n p u ra RAGA ANANDI KALYAN 32.30 1 Alap,jor and jhala 25.18 2 Gat in Jhaptala 7.12 RAGA BASANT MUKHARI 3 Aochar and gat in Teentala 30.16
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