Rajeev Taranath is one of India's leading exponents of the sarod. Today 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. A distinguished disciple of the legendary Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, Rajeev Taranath is the recipient of 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.
He and his ensemble received critical acclaim for high caliber musicianship with stellar reviews in the Indian and international press with performances for prestigious music conferences and cultural institutions.