A number of musicians have expressed their appreciation of the universal spirit of Sri Chinmoy’s compositions and expanding worldwide concert series.
What Sri Chinmoy does is God-given. He has a tremendous, a fantastic creative urge.
(11 October 2002)
Ravi Shankar / Legendary Sitarist
I am most grateful to you for the most wonderful moment of my life.
(5 October 1972)
Sri Chinmoy is a miraculous model of the abundance in the creative life, and I can only hope that I may someday participate in that cosmic fountain of stillness and profound energy which he inhabits. (31 October 1977) What power is in this man’s music! It’s incredible. Sri Chinmoy written a counterpoint like Bach. Every phrase goes with every other phrase. My musical spirit is very, very deeply impressed. (21 March 1979)
Maestro Leonard Bernstein / Composer and Conductor
Your life has been a continuous flow of living inspiration and dedication to the triumph of the humane. (16 July 1996 ) I hope the great artist you are invoking will carry your message of harmony to all those who may listen and see. I cannot but subscribe to your high motives.
(13 August 1996 )
Maestro Yehudi Menuhin / Legendary Violinist
Sri Chinmoy himself is music…Sri Chinmoy’s music is a vehicle for the highest spiritual energy. It is very healing, an experience very deep within my heart and far beyond words. (12 May 2003)
Paul Horn / World-renowned Flautist
Sri Chinmoy is the best exponent of honest expression in music. Sri Chinmoy’s music is a magical flow deep down in your heart of hearts. (13 March 1989)
Roberta Flack / 4-time Grammy Award Winning Vocalist
Sri Chinmoy is such a brave musician! God puts his hands on very few shoulders. It is definitely on Sri Chinmoy’s shoulder. The whole world is blessed to have this man in their lives, and especially in their hearts. (20 July 2004)
Quincy Jones / Composer, Arranger Extraodinaire, 25-time Grammy Award Winner
Your heart and soul’s music is not only the inner truth and outer feast, but a fulfillment divine for Eternity. (13 April 1987)
Narada Michael Walden / 3-time Grammy Award Winning Producer
This is the most powerful and soul-stirring music I have ever heard. It has entered right inside me and left me feeling totally purified. (13 April 1987)
Clarence Clemons / Numero Uno Saxophonist
I was moved by your music, and especially the esraj. The instrument seems to me to express so beautifully the essence of India. The esraj has the sound of a great, winding river, a force of nature, more ancient and deeper than the mind of any individual.
(19 November 1997)
George Pattison / Dean of Chapel, King’s College, Cambridge University