Dr. Chandrakant's latest performance in Asha School, the Army Welfare Association's school for special children. Article published in Vijay Times, one of major newspapers from Bangalore (India)on 13 th of August 2006
NRI DAY - JANUARY 12, 2004
Dr Sitar helps align elements with music
For a stethoscope he carries a sitar and for medicines he has the raag and raginis. He knows music heals. No? Experience and then you will 'feel'. Dr. Chandrakant Sardeshmukh, world-renowned sitar maestro and disciple of legendary Ravi shankar and Annapurna Devi, has made music a medicine for many.....more
Free Press Journal Indore, Saturday, August 2, 2003.
Pumpkins full of melody
Come closer and put your ear to the pumpkin bulbs. Hear how a single stroke is sustained and extended with resonance. Undergo the experience to know what and how you feel. This was Dr.Chandrakant Sardeshmukh, virtuoso sitarist at Institute of Environment, Planning and Technology (IEPT) on Friday morning.....more
Free Press Art Reporter, Saturday, August 2, 2003
His playing was truly virtuosic, but easily accessible to even the most undeveloped of musical ears. None of the students felt overwhelmed by Dr Sardeshmukh's musical magnitude, rather they were captivated by his generosity of spirit, modesty and genius.
Jonathan Barrington Roach, Head of Music, 16 May 2000
Wollongong Conservatorium of Music
. . I've never experienced such expressive performances on the sitar before. I was particularly moved by the sublime exploration of pitch and timbral nuance of the various modes. It was as if Dr. Chandrakant was 'inside' the notes and playfully teasing out their meaning and expressivity! Further, Dr. Chandrakant's percussive flourishes on his instrument assisted me in appreciating rhythmic structures and beautiful ensemble playing in conjunction with the tabla.
Claudio Pompili, Associate Professor, 17 April 2000
University of Wollongong, Faculty of Creative Arts
. . a very moving experience . . . my wife and I were astounded by his technical mastery and deeply felt emotion.
Stephen Ingham, Associate Dean (Research & Postgraduate), Wollongong,
New South Wales, Australia, 14 April 2000