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Ramakrishnan Murthy
Violin: R.K.Sriramkumar
Mridangam: K. Arunprakash

In Memory of Sri Sam Sankaran**

Saturday October 3, 2015 7:00 PM

Venue : Science Center Auditorium
Montgomery County Community College
340 Dekalb Pike, Blue Bell, PA


Event is free for all Sruti sponsors, Patron Sponsors and Concert Patrons

About The Artists

Ramakrishnan Murthy

Ramakrishnan Murthy started his early vocal Carnatic Music lessons in 1997, at the age of 8, with Shrimathi Padma Kutty of Irvine, CA. He is currently undergoing advanced training from vidwan Delhi Sri P. Sunderrajan. He was also fortunate to learn from senior vidwans Late Vairamangalam Sri Lakshminarayanan, late Chengalpet Sri Ranganathan, and Palai C.K. Ramachandran. Ramakrishnan has also learned several krithis from C.R. Vaidyanathan (student of Sri P.S. Narayanaswami) and Vaikom T.V. Jayachandran (student of T.M. Thyagarajan).

He has been awarded the Outsanding Junior Vocalist award from Music Academy for Season 2011, Spirit of Youth Award for Best Vocalist from the Music Academy 2008, Best Junior Vocalist award from Thyaga Brahma Gana Sabha 2008, Maharajapuram Sri. ViswanathaIyer Award for Best Raga Rendering and Musiri Sri SubramaniaIyer Endowment Award for Best Vocal Artist from Shri Krishna Gana Sabha, 'Sangeetha Shri' title in 2009 from Trichy Rasika Ranjani Sabha and the First Prize in the All India Radio National competition in the Classical Vocal Carnatic category in 2009.

Ramakrishnan, an A-grade artist at the All India Radio and Doordarshan, Chennai, has performed at the Madras Music Academy, Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, Shanmukhananda Sangeeta Sabha, and Bangalore Gayana Samaj, and in many cities in the US. He is a Computer Science graduate of the University of California, Irvine.

Vidwan R.K.Shriramkumar

R. K. Shriramkumar is a leading classical violin artist of India. He belongs to the Rudrapatnam family of musicians; a family with a glorious musical tradition. He is the grandson of the much respected Vidvan Shri. R. K. Venkatarama Shastri. Having had his initial lessons in violin from Vidushi Smt. Savitri Satyamurthy, Shriramkumar was trained by his grandfather. He later received guidance from Vidvan Shri V V Subrahmanyam and also had training in vocal music from Sangita Kalanidhi Shri D K Jayaraman. His skills were further honed through the association and learning he gained by accompanying the doyens of Carnatic Music like Sangita Kalanidhis Shri Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer, Smt M S Subbulakshmi, Smt D K Pattammal, Shri D K Jayaraman, Shri Palghat K V Narayanaswamy, Smt T Brinda and others. A recipient of many awards, Shriramkumar has traveled far and wide on concert tours.

K.Arun Prakash

Vidwan K. Arun Prakash is one of the best Mridangam artists. He is a dynamic young Mridangist who hails from a musical family. He is the son of Shri L. Krishnan, a composer. He started learning Mrudangam from the age of nine under the late Sri Ramanathapuram M. N. Kandaswamy (disciple of Palani Subramania Pillai). Arun Prakash has performed in all leading music Sabhas and over the years accompanied all leading musicians like D. K. Pattammal, K. V. Narayanaswamy, D. K. Jayaraman, T. N. Seshagopalan and U. Srinivas. Arun Prakash has won many awards and has performed in USA, Canada, Middle East and U.K.