Pradeep Ratnayake

Pradeepanjalee means the offering of your own self.
Pradeep is offering his entire self – and not just his music to the audience.


The sitar has become a magic wand in his hands.
Tissa Jayatilaka :: Executive Director of the US-SL Fulbright Commission


Pradeep is no conventional musician. He brings to his performance the compulsive energy and trans-like quality which we associate with jazz players.
   – Tissa Abeysekera


Pradeep Ratnayake is that rare phenomenon in any country – the supreme virtuoso performer of his chosen instrument – the sitar – as well as a young composer, opening up new worlds of sound by the fusion of Eastern and Western music.
– Dr. Lester James Pieris


“He is obviously a man who is comfortable in many musical homes and cultures, but we can be sure that from somewhere in those secret spaces where the saptha svara (notes of the scale) resides, Pradeep will always gather the music signature that is ‘ours’, as appropriate to audience and occasion.”
  – Malinda Seneviratne :: Writer


“In Geneva, he took on the formidable task of winning over an international audience – and succeeded marvelously.”
   – Thalif Deen :: Journalist

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He crosses cultural boundaries – confident effortless travel across styles, idioms, forms and traditions….. The music center did indeed hold. Things did not fall apart.
  – Nihal Rodrigo

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