Mysuru, May 16:- Ganabharathi has organized a Carnatic music vocal concert on 18th May 6pm in Veenesheshanna Bhavana in the city by Vidwan G Ravikiran.
Ravikiran will be accompanied by Vid Adithi Krishnaprakash on violin, Vid H L Shivashankaraswamy on Mridanga and Vid Phanindrabhaskara on Ghata. All the connoisseurs are welcome.
G Ravi Kiran was initiated into Carnatic Music at the age of 9 by Gayatri Keshavan and Vasanta Ramanujam. He was trained for over a decade under veteran Padma Bhushan Sangeetha Kalanidhi Dr RK Srikantan.
Since 2003 he has been under the training of the leading musician TM Krishna and is one of his senior most disciples.
He has several awards to his credit – such as the Best Concert by the Madras Music Academy, All India Radio National Competition 1st Prize, the Voleti Venkateswarulu Endowment Award by the Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, the Raga Laya Prabha Award by the Rama Lalitha Kala Mandira and the Karnataka Gana Kala Parishad Award for Best Youth Performer apart from a host of other prizes
G Ravi Kiran has performed at several leading venues all over India and has also toured Singapore, Europe, Australia and the USA for concerts and lecture demonstrations – the latest being the 2 month US tour between Sep-Nov 2017 for concerts coast to coast.
Being passionate about the lofty compositions of Muthuswami Dikshitar, he is the founder of Guruguhaamrta which is a trust dedicated to increasing awareness of the rich legacy of Dikshitar.
Through Guruguhaamrta, Ravikiran conducts several programs dedicated to Dikshitar – such as regular Akhandam (day long musical offering) at Ettayapuram where Dikshitar’s samadhi is located, National Level competitions on Dikshitar Kritis, the “Dikshitar Choir” and other such projects.
Ravikiran is also on a project to sing and archive all Dikshitar Kritis in the Raganga Ragas of the Venkatamakhin Tradition. Volume 1 of this CD has been released and future volumes are in progress.