The London Daily Telegraph

Nikhil Banerjee is one of India's most distinguished sitar players. Very sensibly, he devoted the whole of the time available to him to one raga - Sham Kalyan. In the opening section he created a poetic, mysterious suggestion of evening, pulling sideways on the strings with power and delicacy in order to shape the notes expressively. After the drummer -- the talented Swapan Chaudhuri -- began to accompany him, he played with more and more brilliance, and ended with a triumphant outpouring of joyful virtuosity.


Nikhil Banerjee