Composer Performer Educator
HASU PATEL, a disciple of Sitar legend Ustad Vilayat Khan Saheb is one of the few
She conducts residencies, workshops, lecture-
Her playing has mesmerized and held her audiences spell-
She has composed two Sitar Concertos featuring Indian Classical Ragas and performed the world premier of ‘Swara Mangalam’ and ‘Mangal Dhwani’ with Doctors Orchestra of Houston and Plymouth Canton Symphony Orchestra. She is the first woman to compose as well as perform with orchestras.
She has also composed the music and performed live for Indian Classical Dances such as Kathak, Bharatnatyam, Oddisi and Kuchipudi.
She is the performing artist for the Ohio Arts Council, Greater Columbus Arts Council
Hasu teaches Classical Music of India at Conservatory of Music at Oberlin College, Ohio. Her playing on Sitar replicates fluidity and subtle nuances of the human voice. To listen to her CD ‘GAYAKI SITAR’ is transcendental experience.
Her performance is spiritual and powerful. The listener is easily swept into the transcendental purity of each of the Ragas' movements. The invocation of this Divine music is mesmerizing and introspective, beckoning us all to bathe in its mysterious transcendence and to relish our moments in the now...
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Hasu is available for sitar concerts, composing and performing unique collaboration for western orchestra / symphony based on Indian Ragas, and workshops & residencies.
Hasu is also offers Sitar, Tabla, Harmonium and Vocal classes at Sursangam School of North Indian Music and online.
27355 Pineview Drive, Westlake, OH 44145, USA