Raga Kafi-Some Facets
Rajeev Taranath is one of the world's leading exponents of the sarod, the lyrical and richly textured relative of the lute. Today he is one of the top ranking performers of North Indian classical instrumental music, this virtuoso performer displays musicianship characterized by brilliant technique, deep introspection and a highly disciplined approach to the development of a raga, or classical melody. Taranath, a distinguished disciple of Maestro Ali Akbar Khan, is the recipient of many honours and awards, including the Indian government's highest award in the arts in 1999, for outstanding achievement in the classical music field. In performances throughout the world, he has been acclaimed for his technical virtuosity, inspired imagination and emotional range. Concert engagements have included performances for major Indian music conferences, internationally for universities, western conservatories and chamber music series, world music festivals, and many concerts for Indian cultural organizations dedicated to the presentation of high caliber Indian classical music.