Meet the Founders

T.M. Krishna

T.M.Krishna is one of the leading artistes in the field of Carnatic Music (Indian classical music-south Indian style) today. Trained under the tutelage of Vidwan Sri Seetharama Sharma and later under Dr. Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer, he has been performing from the age of 12. Today he is the youngest singer to occupy the top slot in almost every major music festival. T.M.Krishna belongs to a family of music connoisseurs. From a very early age he was exposed to the classical arts, especially Carnatic classical music. His first concert was at the Spirit of Youth series organised by the Music Academy, Chennai (India). Since then there has been no looking back. He has traveled widely in India and abroad and won applause from connoisseurs and critics. He has been on tours to South Africa, North America, South East Asia, Australia and the Middle East numerous times. He has received numerous awards and titles from many leading organisations. He has released many music albums from leading audio companies like Magnasound, H.M.V., Inreco, Amudham (U.S.A.) and Charsur. Krishna has received several awards from various prestigious institutions and continues to work in the field of music education and awareness by conducting workshops, leading lecture/demonstrations, and many more innovative methods.

R.K. Shriramkumar

Shriramkumar is the grandson of the veteran violinist Vidwan R.K. Venkatrama Shastri. He learnt initially under Smt. Savitri Satyamurthy and was later trained by his grandfather and had advanced guidance from the famed violinist Professor V.V. Subramanyam. He has also had training in vocal music from the renowned vocalist Sri D.K. Jayaraman. Shriramkumar is a leading violin artist who provides accompaniment to all the prominent Carnatic musicians. He has accompanied doyens like Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer, M.S. Subbulakshmi, D.K. Pattammal and his guru D.K. Jayaraman, T. Brinda, K.V. Narayanaswamy, N. Ramani, and Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna, to mention a few. He has also given many solo violin concerts and reached a high level of proficiency and stature at a very young age. He has toured North America and many other countries in Asia, Europe and Australia and has provided violin accompaniment and released solo recitals on various pre-recorded and live recordings. Shriramkumar has received many awards and prizes from premier institutions such as The Music Academy, Madras and continues to serve Carnatic music through teaching and giving lecture/demonstrations in various subjects that he has researched immensely.

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