Artist Profiles: Kartik Seshadri

Kartik Seshadri

Kartik Seshadri began his initial training in music began with Shankar Rao of All India Radio. In 1974 he became a disciple of Pandit Ravi Shankar. Kartik has performed widely in India at such venues as the Sangeet Natak Academy, Dover Lane Music Conference, Madras Music Academy, and the Sangeet Research Academy (SRA) Music Festival.

In the United States and Canada, Kartik’s solo engagements included the Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, World Music Institute, Asia Society, Vancouver Jazz Festival and Ravi Shankar’s 75th Birthday Celebrations.

Kartik has accompanied Pandit Ravi Shankar in India, Europe, Middle East, Japan, Mexico and the United States, including Carnegie Hall. Kartik is also a composer whose Quartet for a Raga received its world premiere in Washington, DC. He also serves on the faculty at the University of California, San Diego.


Raga Rasa – That Which Colors The Mind ‎(Traditional Crossroads, 2004)
Illuminations (Traditional Crossroads, 2006)
Kartik Seshadri: Live at Oberlin (Traditional Crossroads, 2007)
Guruvandhana (Traditional Crossroads, 2007)
Kartik Seshadri and Anindo Chatterjee: In Concert (Soundings Records, 2007)
Sublime Raga (Soundings Records, 2012)

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites and Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.


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