Trichur Brothers

Trichur Brothers

Trichur Brothers

Srikrishna Mohan and Ramkumar Mohan (sons of Trichur R. Mohan, Senior Mridangam Vidwan) popularly known as `Trichur Brothers’ had their initial training in Carnatic Vocal under Madurai Smt. Balamani Eswar. The brothers were further guided by Sri Thamarakkad Govindan Namboothiri. They had advanced training for over eight years under late Prof. Neyyanttinkara Mohanachandran. Presently they are guided by Padmabhushan Sri P S Narayanaswamy. They receive ample training from their father in the Layam (Rhythm) aspect of Carnatic Music.

They have been fortunate to perform in the divine presence of Sri Kanchi and Sri Sringeri Acharyas, Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, Sri Mysore Ganapathi Sachidananda Swamiji, Sri Sivan Sir, Sri Govinda Damodara Swamigal, Sri Dayananda Saraswathi Swamigal etc.

For over a decade now, the duo have been regularly performing far and wide across the country under the auspices of prominent Sabhas and Organisations. The brothers have toured North America extensively and have also performed in the Middle East and Indonesia.

They have been blessed with the title `Sangita Naadamani’ by the Kanchi Kamakoti Mutt in February 2009. Other prestigious awards include the Musiri Subramaniam award from Krishna Gana Sabha for Ragam and Neraval, Best Vocalists from Indian Fine Arts, Yuva Kala Bharathi from Bharath Kalachar, The Guru Dakshina Award from Thalam Cultural Trust and Hari Sri Vidya Nidhi School, Best Concert award by The Music Academy (Chennai) for the 2012-13 music festival.

Trichur Brothers are noted for their strict adherence to Patanthara and uncompromising attitude towards Bhavam. They also adopt a unique style for Alapana, where both exchange phrase after phrase, long and short, and participate equally in exploring a raga. Many well known critics have pointed that this is a unique and effective manner of raga delineation and that it is hitherto never attempted by any duo singers.

The brothers’ love collaborating with World Music and their fusion band ‘Anubhoothi’ featuring some of the finest artistes in the field of Indian and Western Music is creating waves in the contemporary Music circles. They have also performed Jugalbandhi Concerts with prominent Artistes.

SriKrishna and RamKumar did their schooling in HariSri Vidya Nidhi, Trichur. They are grateful to the School for encouraging their talent in Music and for the love and attention showered by each and every teacher. Both Srikrishna Mohan and Ramkumar Mohan are qualified Chartered Accountants.