Uttaradhikar Series Presents a New Platform for the Torchbearers of India’s Classical Arts

The second edition of Uttaradhikar, Raza Foundation’s annual cultural series celebrating India’s Guru-Shishya learning tradition kicked off here on Tuesday evening with performances by Sitar artist Rajeev Janardan and Kathak dancer Rupanshi Kashyap. >> READ MORE



A delicate fine perception of tone and swara, couched in just the right modulation
and tint and these two never getting harsh or out of controll even in the heat of faster playing is
probably the most redeeming virtue of Rajeev’s sitar playing.
– The Hindu
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Rajeev’s murkis were gossomer-fine, encompassing many notes at one stroke of the right hand.
The ati drut piece was embellished mainly by taans at lightening speed. Craftsmanship, virtuosity, imagination
and layakari all merged into capability to make this item stand out. The gayaki ang was very much in evidence.
Rajeev showed that he has not only mastered the intricacies of the instrument but also understood what good music is all about.
His music offers a heaven of peace and touches the listeners.
– Hindustan Times
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It seems – and not just from the full concert room on a hot July evening – that this musical genre has a growing popularity. European region, might wellbecome an incubator of players – and fans -of classical indian music, an ancient but vibrant tradition.
– Slovak Spectator
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– Dainik Jagran
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– Aaj
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– Rashtriya Swaroop
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– Amar Ujala
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– Jansatta
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– Dainik Jagran
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– Hindustan
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– Aaj
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– Desh Bandhu
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Pandit Rajeev Janardant virtuozitása, illetve a személyéből áradó érzelemgazdagság
és állandó derű, napjaink egyik legnagyszerűbb szitárosává tette.
– Magyar Narancs, Hungary
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