Press Review

Indo-American Community Service Center concert

We are sure that with your continuous research in the Indian Traditional Music inherited from Sam Veda times, you would continue not only to resuscitate some of the lost ragas from the ancient times, but also you would explore new ragas to satisfy the unquenched taste of the music lovers. The main goal of the event was to collect substantial donations/contributions from the community for the benefit of families of Kargil war soldiers. This goal was achieved to a great extent.

Pradeep Joshi, Indo-American Community Service Center, August 1,1999

India Heritage Center concert

He enthralled the audience with his rich tapestry of musical expression. He dazzled all of us with his pure, sacred, free and joyous music.

Shailendra Kumar, India Heritage Centre, July 26, 1999, Riverdale, MD, USA

Sitar Maestro gives cross cultural performance for students

Dr. Chandrakant introduced student to cross cultural perspectives of both the western and Indian performing art forms. The concept of the Sanskrit word sangeet, encompassing dance music and drama was discussed.

Sheila Bryce, Helpmann Academy Newsletter , Adelaide,South Australia July 1999

Enlightening music

In his lecture, Dr. Sardehsmukh's succinct summary of the basic elements of classical Indian music were enlightening to all in attendance (myself included!), particularly, as he underscored the essential links between vocal music, instrumental music and dance. His performance was nothing short of astonishing- almost from the sounding of his first note, the entire class understood what complete mastery in Indian music (and music generally ) is about. The beauty of the ensuing improvisations was lost on no one and I am sure that quite a few fans of Indian classical music were born in those ten minutes !

Steven Knopoff, The University of Adelaide, South Australia 25 July 1999

Lecture and demonstration

His extensive professional dance and music experience and indepth philosophical knowledge provided the dance students with a valuable historic perspective in Indian performing arts. The dynamic interaction, constructive and imaginative dialogue contributed great diversity to the program of study.

Gillian Rae Roberts, Dance Co-ordinator, Center for performing arts, Adelaide Institute, Adelaide,
South Australia, 31st may 1999

Personality Profile

He was a virtuoso sitarist before he was 10. In Okinawa at an International music festival he was accompanied by a Japanese player. He has featured Japanese drums along with his Sitar, and sought sessions with groups of Japanese school children to propagate Indian culture through dance drama and music.... more

Vivienne Kenrick, The Japan Times, January 3 1999

Melodies make a journey

Dr. Sardeshmukh played ragas that were melodic, meditative and jubilant his music transported the audience into another world. Dr. Sardeshmukh said he was pleased to represent his country. He did that and more.

Allison Clements, Herald-Sun, Melbourne Australia,June 4 1992

Embassy of India, Tokyo, Japan

Many of our Japanese and other foreign friends who were present to hear your performance were thrilled to realize the depth, spontaneity and attraction of Indian Classical music as it is played by you on the Sitar,

Shivshankar Menon, Deputy Chief of Mission, January 10,1992

The concert in a temple; Traditional Indian Music

In those two hours we were thoroughly soaked into musical notes I wonder where does that energy lie in that small body.

The Chunichi newspaper, Nagoya, April 22 1991

Sheer joy in Sitar`s Universal Message

The sheer joy which he radiates is unmistakable would urge all musicians and lovers of music to hear Chandrakant Sardeshmukh`s inspiring artistry.

Stephen Whittington, The Advertiser, South Australia, November 10 1990

The Vedic parampara

Pandit Sardeshmukh gave a riveting account of how it all started. He is a Sitar player and it was expedient that while he described the principles on which the scales were built he was also able to demonstrate his argument by playing.

Raghava R. Menon India International Centre DIARY, October 1989

Classical Music from Vedas

Mr Sardeshmukh, the Sitar prodigy who was awarded a doctorate last week, has put forward several proofs to fill up the long felt gap between the chants or sacrificial songs in the Samaveda.

The Indian post, August 5 1987

Sitar prodigy takes Germany by storm

Unfolds rich tapestry of musical expressions that delights both the uninitiated listener as well as the cognoscenti.

German News, December 16 1982