T V Ramprasad

T V Ramprasad

T V Ramprasad

T.V.Ramprasadh is one of the prominent Carnatic classical vocalists. Gifted with a mellow, bass voice capable of a panoramic range, Ramprasadh has trained it with infinite patience and practice, and shaped it into a voice that weaves a magical spell of sonic beauty.

His captivating voice, clarity in diction and unique style has evoked unqualified approbation of all listeners. He is capable of establishing an instant rapport with listeners and his haunting strains linger in the mind of audiences’ world over. He maintains purity of the classical form through discipline, concentration and uncompromising adherence of tradition.

Ramprasadh has performed in all major organizations around the country. His concert tours abroad have taken him to countries like USA, UK, Germany, France, Holland, Austria, Singapore, Malaysia etc. He is an empanelled artist of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), Government of India.

An ‘A-grade’ All India Radio Artist, his programmes have been broadcast on radio and television in State, Zonal, and National networks. Record Companies like Kosmic Music, Music Today, HMV, the Times Music, Amutham Inc of USA, Lahari, Sangeetha etc have got out his music in the form of CDs and audiotapes

He has been featured in a popular Hollywood Television serial along with other internationally acclaimed artistes. He has been accompanied in recent concerts by artistes like Umayalpuram K Sivaraman, Vellore Ramabhadran, M Chandrashekharan, Kamalakar Rao, Guruvayoor Durai, Srimushanam Rajaro, Thiruvarur Bhaktavatsalam, Manargudi Easwaran,Mysore Nagaraj and Mysore Manjunath to name a few. He has made pioneering efforts in bringing out unique programs like –“Healing through Music, Voice Divine series, Music for the Soul, and Thyagaraja Ramayanam – an audiovisual concert and Kaveri”.

He has directed music for a documentary film Parivrajaka in India. Directed music and sang for this devotional musical album Guru Mere Pyaare Sai. TVR has trained students in India and other countries. He has conducted workshops and undertaken teaching assignments in UK, US, Germany, France, Holland, Austria and Malaysia.

Musical Training

His initial training from Mahalakshmi Natrajan (Bombay) and Sharada Satyanarayana, he has had advanced training from maestros like Padma Bhushan P.S. Narayanaswamy, Sangita Kalacharya S Rajam, TV Gopalakrishnan and R.R. Keshavamurthy.

Awards & Titles

• Asthaana Vidwaan of the Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam, Kanchipuram
• Gana Kala Shree from the Karnataka Gana Kala Parishath
• Naada Vallabha by Naada Sudha, Chennai
• Gaayana Gandharva by Delhi Kannadiga Sangha
• Gaanakala Vishaarada by Karnataka Cultural Association of Southern California, Los Angeles
• Best Vocalist award by the Madras Music Academy, Krishna Gana Sabha, Indian Fine Arts Society, Chennai
• Youth Excellence Award by Rotary Club of Chennai West
• The All India Best Carnatic Singer by Sangeetayan, New Delhi