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A Violin Viola Duet by Vittal Ramamurthy and V.V.S Murari

SRUTI, The India Music and Dance Society of Philadelphia

Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT)

A Violin Viola Duet by Vittal Ramamurthy and V.V.S...

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Melliflous Musings

A Unique Violin Viola Duet by 

Vittal Ramamurthy and V.V.S. Murari

Accompanied by 

Srimushnam Raja Rao on Mridangam

K.V. Gopalakrishnan on Kanjira

A new concept which brings together 2 legendary styles (Lalgudi & VVS) of Indian Classical Violin Artistry on a single stage. A great deal of experimentation has gone in to bring distinctiveness in the tonal quality of Violin & Viola making it an unique listening experience

Vittal Ramamurthy 

A leading and popular carnatic violinist  who is both an outstanding soloist and an excellent accompanist. 

He started learning music from his mother Smt. K. Krishnaveni who has been the main guiding force in all walks of his life. He was introduced to Violin by his grandfather Sri. B.V.Subba Rao and later trained under Hosahalli Sri. Venkatram and Smt. T.Rukmini. Later on he came under the tutelage of the Violin Maestro Lalgudi Shri.G.Jayaraman. Under his golden guidance, Vittal evolved as a wonderful musician that he is today. 

He has many awards and titles to his credit and has traveled widely all over the globe and has been part of many international festivals. He has also trained many youngsters who are performing in today's concert arena. 

Vittal runs a successful musical camp every year at the village he belongs in Karnataka wherein young talents from all the nearby villages gather and have a wonderful learning experience. A great way of giving back to the community he belongs to. 

V.V.S Murari

A renowned violinist, Violist, composer and an educator was born to the illustrious Violin Maestro Prof. VVS. He comes from the great musical lineage of Sri. Muthuswami Dikshithar and Sri. Swathi Tirunal.  He had his initial training from his grandfather Vadakkencheri Veeraraghava Bhagavathar, and later on from his legendary father Shri. VVS. He also trained under the doyen Padma Vibushan Dr. Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer. Murari was also mentored by his mother Janaki VVS from a very young age. 

Murari has carved a niche for himself in the field of South Indian classical music. With a musical career spanning nearly three decades, since his debut at the age of 10, Murari has been making waves in the field of Carnatic music through his aesthetic musical approach and remarkable violin technique. He conceptualizes and executes his style of playing in a way that stands as a pillar of support in each concert. Murari has had the privileged opportunities in  sharing the stage with various legendary musicians and percussionists from an early age. 

Murari is also known for his versatility, especially his ability to present various genres with precision and ease. Apart from  classical music, he has been composing music for dance dramas, ballets, short films, and fusion/modern music. He has worked on various projects with world class musicians, music directors, choreographers, and dancers and have been part of many prestigious national & international festivals. 

His new concepts Carnatic Philharmonic Orchestra, Panchamukhi brings together different genres and dimensions of music in a unique way. 

Srimushnam Raja Rao

A veteran mirdangam artist and an eminent vocalist, began learning the art of playing mirdangam from his father Sri. S. Venkataramana Rao. He later trained under Kumbakonam Sri. Rajappa Iyer. He has accompanied various legendary Vidwans of Yesteryears. 

He learnt vocal music from Papanasam Sivan, Calcutta Sri. Krishnamurthy, and Mayuram Vaidhyanatha Iyer. Besides mirdangam, he also plays Kanjira and Morsing. He has worked as a visiting professor of Mridangam at the prestigious University of California, Berkeley. 

He has received prestigious awards such as Kalaimamani, Sangeet Natak Akademi Ratna Fellow, Sangeetha Choodamani and so on. Sri Raja Rao has traveled to almost all the countries for performances and have been part of many prestigious international festivals. 

He has trained and guided various talented youngsters in India and abroad, and many of them are leading mridangam Vidhwans of today. 

K.V. Gopalakrishnan

Fondly called by all as KVG, is a very well known Kanjira (Frame drum) artiste. He started learning from his father Sri. K.V.R.S.Mani, a senior kanjira artiste. He later had his tutelage from the percussive legend Sri. T.K.Murthy. 

KVG has shared the stage with veteran musicians and percussionists. He has been part of many international festivals alongside top artistes from India & has worked with leading film music directors in Indian movies.

Have questions about A Violin Viola Duet by Vittal Ramamurthy and V.V.S Murari? Contact SRUTI, The India Music and Dance Society of Philadelphia

When & Where

Community Music School
775 W Main St
Trappe, PA 19426

Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT)

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SRUTI The India Music and Dance Society is a non-profit 501(C)(3) organization based in the Philadelphia region and founded in 1986. Sruti's principal mission is to promote and present Indian classical music and dance. In addition, SRUTI seeks to educate the Philadelphia community at large about Indian arts.

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