Revathy Krishna is the great granddaughter of Shri Thillaisthanam Rama Iyengar, the devoted sishya of the great saint Thyagaraja. “Dr. T. Srinivasa Ragavan a noted musician and music critic of yesteryears is my grandfather” she proudly says. It is such a rich tradition and love for music in the family which has made her what she is today.
She learned to play the veena under the tutelage of Sangeetha Kalnidhi Shri K P Sivanandham Pillai and his wife Kalaimamani smt. Saradha Sivanandham. She also has the honour of being trained by maestros like veena vidhushi Smt. Kalpagam Swaminathan.
Revathy was tutored not only in veena but also trained in vocal music. Her training was formally completed when she was awarded the title “Sangeet Vidwan” from TamilNadu Govt. Music College at Chennai.
She is more excited and thrilled to playing live to an audience. She has performed all over India and outside India and has been awarded many titles and honoured by various institutions. Her many years of experience in carnatic music has enabled her to play film songs – both old and new – with atmost ease and perfection on the veena.
She now caters to virtually every strata and section of society with her film music concerts having Keyboard, Tabla, Guitar, Rhythmpad, etc. as accompaniments which have received great encomiums from one and all. She has been featured in major TV channels both by way of performances and talk shows.
Awards & Titles
• Kalaimanani Award for excellence in Veena.
• Kumar Gandharwa Award in 2008
• Special recital for the Governor or Tamil Nadu, Mr.P.S Ram Mohan Rao at Raj Bhavan.
• Special performance for the President of India Dr. A.P.J.Abdul Kalam