Indo American Academy of Classical Music
Proudly presents

Romantic Ragas
(Traditional South Indian Flute concert)
Feb 22 - Apr 8, 2013


IAACM   proudly presents internationally renowned musicians in a
Traditional South Indian Flute Concert

Internationally acclaimed Indian Flautist

Surmani V. K. Raman performs on the Indian Bamboo Flute

Mysore V.Srikanth: Violin

B. Sivaraman: Mridangam (Double Headed Indian Drum)

V.K Raman: South Indian Bamboo Flute

Schedule

Date Presenter, Location Additional Info
Mar 2 2013 BSS, Montreal http://www.ganeshatemple.org/Home.aspx
Mar 3 2013 BKM, Toronto http://www.manram.org
Mar 8 2013 Sri Venkata Krishna Kshetra, Phoenix 615 S Beck Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281
Mar 9 2013 Ragazona, Tucson, AZ http://ragazona.org/Carnatic_Flute_Concert.html
Mar 10 2013 Sedona Vedic Culture, Sedona http://sedonavedicculture.com/
sedona_vedic_cultural_center/events.html
Mar 16 2013 Rasika, Portland, OR http://www.rasika.org/singleevent/event/classical-carnatic-flute-recital
Mar 17 2013 Sruthilaya, New York City http://www.shrutilaya.org
Mar 23 2013 SSVT, Maryland http://www.ssvt.org/Home/index.asp
Mar 24 2013 SIFAA, Raleigh http://www.sifaa.org
Mar 30 2013 LearnQuest, Boston http://learnquest.org/conference2013/program.php
Mar 31 2013 SVT, Pittsburgh http://www.svtemple.org
Apr 6 2013 Raga, Connecticut http://ragact.org/flyer/2013-post-raman.pdf
Apr 7 2013 Miami http://sfht.org
Apr 12 2013 Millsaps College, Jackson, Mississippi http://www.millsaps.edu
Apr 13 2013 Ganesha Temple, Nashville http://www.ganeshatemple.org/Home.aspx

Tour Videos:

V.K. RAMAN, one of the leading Flautists in the Carnatic style of Music, started learning Flute at the age of 9 and at the age of 15, he started giving full-fledged concerts. Since then Raman has performed in many prestigious organizations in India and abroad. As a performer, Composer, producer, educator, he has performed in all genres of music and has been very successful as a Music Composer.

He has scored music for many Audio / Video Albums; CDs and has released more than 60 CDs which includes several best sellers through various labels worldwide. His latest CD Music for Deep Meditation produced by Inner Splendor Media reached the #1 Spot on the Apple I tunes in the world music category & has been on the top 50 for more than 6 months.

Raman was awarded the Best Flautist award from the Madras Music Academy for his concert in December 2009.

V.K. Raman... extremely musical and expressive... sweetness and sensitivity of tone... captivating... soulful music flowed from the heart." - The Hindu, Chennai, India.

Raman's recordings and live performances are testimony to a profound musical sensibility as a composer and Musician of the highest order. -- Glen Velez. World Frame Drummer & Grammy Winner.

Mysore V. Srikanth: Violin

Srikanth is a senior disciple of Vidwan Sri. H.K. Narasimhamurthy of Mysore. He started learning Violin at a very young age and has undergone rigorous training for more than twenty years.

Srikanth Venkataraman has been giving performances from his fifteenth year. He has gained rich Experience by accompanying Top Artists like R.K.Srikantan, Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna, T.N.Seshagopalan, T.V.Sankaranarayanan, O.S.Thiagarajan, TrichurRamachandran, Hyderabad Brothers, Yesudas, Flute K.S.Gopalakrishnan, Rudrapatnam Brothers, Bombay Jayashri, Bombay Sisters, Sudha Raghunathan, & others and received their blessings and appreciation.

He has performed with great Mridangam stalwarts like Palghat Sri Raghu, T.K.Murthy, Guru Karaikkudi Mani, Guruvayur Dorai, Vellore Ramabhadran, Umayalpuram Sivaraman, Tiruvarur Bhaktavatsalam, SrimushnamRajarao and many others. He is also performing with talented young artists like Malladi Brothers, Abhishek Raghuram,

Srikanth has been featured in all prestigious Music Sabhas & Organizations throughout the country. He was adjudged as the Best Violinist by:

  1. Krishna Gana Sabha - 1995
  2. The Indian Fine Arts Society (Sub- senior category)-- Dec 2000 Music Season
  3. Karnataka Gana Kala Parishath Young Musicians Conference 2001
  4. The Music Academy (Madras) - Dec 2002 Music Season
  5. The Indian Fine Arts Society Dec 2007 Best Senior Violinist
  6. The Indian Fine Arts Society Dec 2008 Best Senior Violinist

B. Sivaraman (Senior Disciple of Sangeetha Kalanidhi Dr T.K. Murthy)

Sivaraman was fortunate to get the acceptance of Sangeetha Kalanidhi Dr. T.K. Murthy for advanced training. His present Guru Dr. T.K. Murthy follows the tradition of his renowned teacher and Guru Sri Tanjavur Vaidhyanatha Iyer. Sivaraman started performing in concerts at the age of 15. He eventually came to the limelight very fast as he also got the unique opportunity to play along with his Guru Dr. T.K. Murthy.

He actively participated in the research work of 72 Melakartha Talas and 108 Talas by his revered Guru Dr. T.K. Murthy and extended his credibility towards the successful release of the projects in VCD and DVD forms.

Sri Sivaraman is a regular performer in leading Sabhas and music venues. He has been awarded as A-Grade artist in All India Radio, Chennai. Sivaraman has been conferred with various prestigious awards and prizes from music Institutions and Sabhas and has also traveled extensively all over India and United States. Sivaraman has played along with Tabla Maestro Ustad Zakir Hussain in a solo performance at San Jose, USA in 2007. Has also won the Best Mridangist of the Year 2012 award from Krishna Gana Sabha Chennai.