"For the last forty years, Nirmala Rajasekar has been giving a global dimension to the traditional veena, making her a sought-after composer across the world."
The New Indian Express, India
"Nirmala Rajasekar's mission is to keep the veena flag flying, across the globe. Her enthusiasm is phenomenal, matched only by her love for the veena."
The Hindu, India
"When the listener gets wistful while listening to a performance, he is deeply stirred. Nirmala Rajasekar's veena recital was one such instance. The full potential of the veena was used for producing eminently pleasing aural effects... at places the veena even simulating the human voice."
The Hindu: Friday Review, India
"Rajasekar is regarded as a master of the veena. With the mantle of master comes the responsibility to share Carnatic music with others. She's passing her love for music onto students."
Minnesota Public Radio, USA
"Acclaimed as one of the world's top players, Rajasekar's uniqueness lies in how seamlessly she collaborates with western classical and jazz musicians"
Star Tribune, USA
"Maithree, the music of friendship" is an astonishing debut for the formation, rich and balanced, daring and reckless. An unprecedented fusion project, which leaves hope for future developments and even more courageous collaborations."
"Her warm, inquisitive and earthy presence is a sweet contrast to her gorgeous and otherworldly stage persona: thrilling, virtuosic and soulful."
Asian American Press, USA
Select Articles, Interviews & Reviews:
"What Music and Dance gave us in 2020" - The Indian Express (2021)
"Diaspora Comes to the Rescue of Stranded Artists" - The Hindu (2020)
"A Sublime Saraswati Veena Baithak by Nirmala Rajasekar" - Asian Age (2020)
"A Vainika's Journey Around the World" - The Hindu (2019)
"The Space Between" Interview with Trilloquy (2019)
"Vainika to Win over Wisconsin" - The New Indian Express (2019)
"Four Artists from India who Made their Mark on Minnesota" - Star Tribune (2019)
Album Review of Maithree: The Music of Friendship - Blogfoolk, Italia (2019)