Hasu Patel


Hasu Patel  

Composer Performer Educator

HASU PATEL, a disciple of Sitar legend Ustad Vilayat Khan Saheb is one of the few world- class female artists performing today classical music on Sitar, the most popular string instrument of India. As a performer, composer, and educator, she has dedicated her life to preserving and propagating the traditional music of ancient India in its pristine purity.

She conducts residencies, workshops, lecture-demonstrations and performs Sitar concerts at schools and universities, performing Art Centers, Music and Sound Healing Conferences, World and Jazz Music Festivals, Classical Dance Ensembles, Radio/television stations and churches/temples/Yoga Ashrams around the world.

Her playing has mesmerized and held her audiences spell-bound in concerts such as Woodstock, Chicago Jazz Festival, Rhineberger Chamber Hall of Cleveland Orchestra and Women in Music Festival at Eastman School of Music.

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 and Mid-America Arts Alliance. She is a Board member of International Alliance of Women in Music (IAWM).

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...

* Clips from Hasu's CD or live recordings.

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
Phone: 440-835-1988




Upcoming Events
-The International Institute of Integral Human Services

39th Annual SSF-IIIHS International Conference
Montreal Canada,
August 1-10, 2014

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
Grass Valley, CA
May 19th -23rd 2014