Rajeev Janardan plays the most melodious and the fastest Sitar.
He is charismatic powerhouse performer and a soulful composer. His renditions are mystical, soothing and calming. Rajeev is a leading sitar artiste of the present generation.
He is the disciple of Padmabhushan Pandit Arvind Parikh, a world renowned Sitar maestro and distinguished Guru of the famous Imdadkhani Etawah Gharana (Musical Tradition).
As a result of his perseverance and devotion towards his guru, his renditions represent the pure essence of this highly revered musical lineage.
Rajeev’s electrifying performance always captivates the audience in India and abroad. He has upheld the aesthetic principles of traditional music and mesmerized the world with his pristine pure, delicate yet fiery music. His melody, rhythm, and speed are inspirational.
Rajeev’s classical music journey started at a very tender age under the tutelage of Pandit Bimlendu Mukherjee and had spent decades learning the Sitar from him.
He is considered to be one of the few musicians to have made extensive efforts to expose the world to Indian classical music. For the coming generations, his training has contributed immensely towards enhancing the cultural wealth of this country.