Reviews

” Hasu Patel, Artist, virtuoso, Educator, Musician”
– The Learning Post, Cleveland, Ohio

“It was heartening to hear Hindustani Classical music on Western string and Brass instruments (mercifully it was not fusion music).”
– India Herald, TX. on the Doctors orchestra of Houston

“Thanks so much for the wonderful concerto and all of your fabulous music making last night. I am so honored to have had chance to work with you in this amazing project.”
– Nan Washburn, Conductor of Canton Orchestra, MI

“Your presence as Composer-in-Residence made a significant contribution among the festival’s seventy-one selected scholars and forty-three composers, performed by IUP Faculty, guest artists and over three hundred student performers.”
– Dr. Susan Wheatley and Dr. Sarah Mantel, Professors of Music, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, PA

“Your concert was a wonderful culmination to a day of musical learning and awareness. Your effective playing of an improvisatory art is to be greatly admired and valued.”
– Dr. Doug McDonnell, Professor, Heidelberg College, Tiffin, OH

“Her musical artistry is beyond question, but the real magic is the person behind music. She genuinely cares about her music, her culture and her audience. She is an artist, an entertainer, and educator and a goodwill ambassador.”
– Joe Moore, Director, International Cultural Center, Tiffin, OH

“Recording with Hasu Patel was a great pleasure for me and the music very intricate and absorbing.”
– Pauline Oliveros, Deep Listening, Pauline Oliveros Foundation, Kingston, NY

“You are clearly a world-class musician and performer.”
– Dr. Ron Emoff, Assistant Professor, School of Music, the Ohio State University, Newark, OH

“Artists have to be technically very prepared, but it is a very rare gift to be capable of infusing their soul in their music. Through your performance we could see the beautiful heart of India.”
– Swami Mahadevananda, the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, Val Morin, Quebec, Canada

“She was a key element in the ensemble and she performed her beautiful music superbly”
– Sreyashi Dey, Artistic Director, Srishti Dances of India

“Her improvising skills are amazing, especially in the light of her absorption of glissando vocal techniques into her Sitar playing”
– Dr. Robert Rollin, Professor of Music, Youngstown State University, OH

“Hasu’s playing was deeply felt and virtuosic. Held the attention of a packed audience so well that you could hear every nuance of her music”
– Dr. Gale Sherwood, Professor of Music, The University of Toledo, OH

“Patel, accompanied by a tabla player, reminded listeners of the sizable impact of Indian music has had on Jazz legends ranging from John Coltrane to Harry Threadgill. Though the raga she played exemplified the Classical modal-based music of North India, it had a flexibility and sense of flow that came very close to swing”
– Lloyd Sachs of Chicago sun Times on Asian American Jazz Festival, Chicago, IL

“You are a brilliant musician” Joe Garry, Cleveland Playhouse Square, Cleveland, OH”Your ensemble was expertly assembled”
– Peter Czornyj, The Cleveland Orchestra, Cleveland, OH

“Native of India a ceaseless champion of Nation’s music”
– Robert Finn, Music critic, The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, OH

“Your music added authenticity to our festival”
– Tatsu Aoki, Artistic Dir. Chicago Asian American Jazz Festival

“Indian Music ‘Enchants’ Kiva audience”
– Daily Kent Stater

“She wove an elaborate web of sound that held the rapt attention of our audience from start to finish. The purity of austerity of the tradition in which she was trained rang through the melodic improvisation of her alap and jhor in different ragas.”
– Andrew Killick, Asst. Prof. Dept of Music, Illinois State University, Normal, IL

“Her technique is powerful, ranging from the piercing high notes punctuating the first raga to the more plaintive lines of the second to the whisper-like tones of the third, in which the plucking is at times almost louder than itself. Patel is formidable musician.”
– Peggy J. Latkovich, Dirty Linen

“Performance was mesmerizing, held audience of 5000 spellbound, quiet unique and not soon to be forgotten.”
– Jerry Abramson, Woodstock 30th reunion Music Festival, Yasgurs Farm, Bethel, NY

“The audience was transfixed. The silvery twang of the sitar began to weave a spell through the room that contained until the very last notes”
– The Oberlin Review, Oberlin, OH

Indian Music strikes a chord. “Patel works tirelessly to promote an ancient musical tradition without weakening its culture roots, while simultaneously striving to make Indian Classical music accessible and enjoyable to her students. Patel, likewise, finds her greatest joy not in music, but in her students.”
– The Oberlin Review, Oberlin, OH

“Watching Hasu’s serene countenance as she moved easily from the calm alap to rapid virtuoso passages leading to the jhala climax was sheer enjoyment.”
– Roderic Knight, Professor of Ethnomusicology, Oberlin College, OH

“The sound of the classical music of India was truly splendid in the cathedral.”
– Mike Telin, Music & Performing Arts at Trinity Cathedral, Inc.

“Hasu Patel is a serious young artist on the Sitar. Her conscientious and thorough work makes her a worthy representative of India’s younger generation of Classical musicians. To have such a delightful performer in our midst is a great pleasure.”
– Marie Joy Curtiss, Professor of Emeritus, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY