Kartik Seshadri

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Kartik Seshadri


Background information
Born 1957
Chennai, India
Genres Indian Classical Music, Improvisor, Composer and Educator
Occupation(s) Music
Instruments Sitar virtuoso, Indian Classical Music
Years active 47
Labels Traditional Crossroads, Soundings Records, Times Music and others
Website http://kartikseshadri.com/

Kartik Seshadri (born 1957) is an Indian sitar player and teacher of Indian Classical Music. He is the director of the Indian Classical Music Ensemble at the University of California, San Diego.[1][2]


Seshadri is a disciple of the sitarist Pandit Ravi Shankar and has toured and performed with his guru. In 2005 and 2010, Seshadri collaborated with prominent composer Philip Glass on the critically acclaimed Orion project.[citation needed] Seshadri performs extensively ranging from international venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, the Melbourne International Arts Festival in Australia, to venues in India such as the Dover Lane Music Conference, ITC/SRA, Sawai Gandharva and Saptak Sammelans in India.[citation needed] Seshadri has received many awards and accolades for his music including his June 2012 nomination as the “artist of the month” by the prestigious Sangeeth Research Academy (SRA) in Kolkata and his most recent award (2014) from the Federation of Indian Associations (FIA) for his vision and contribution to the field of Music and Art.[citation needed]


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