V.K. Raman, one of the leading
Flautists in Carnatic Music, started learning Flute at the age of 9
from Sri A. V. Prakash, and at the age of 15, started giving
full-fledged concerts. Since then Raman has performed in many
prestigious organizations in India and overseas.
music flows from Raman's flute as he has mastered superb blowing
technique by which the tonal quality is at its peak. Connoisseurs
for his melodic rendition,
purity of notes, and unique elucidation of Ragas. Raman
has captivated the audiences in a number of India's major
music festivals and toured widely in the USA, Canada, United Kingdom,
Belgium, France, Germany, Switzerland, Sri Lanka, and Japan.
Raman has had the privilege of performing
flute duets along with
his Guru, the great flute maestro Dr.N.Ramani on several occasions. He
Jugalbandhis and Fusion Concerts and has been very
successful as a music composer. He has scored music for many Audio /
Video Albums, CD's and has released more than 35 CDs through various
labels worldwide. He has worked with many musicians
including Dr. L.Subramaniam, Louis Banks,
Charlie Mariano, Jamey Haddod, Glen Velez (Grammy Award
|About the Venue:
is located just behind the O’Shaughnessy Auditorium in
University (2004 Randolph Ave, Saint
Paul, MN 55105). The Recital Hall
is Building 24 in the campus map (see
- From I-94 going E: Take
Cretin Avenue exit. South (right) on Cretin to Randolph Avenue. East
(left) on Randolph to Cleveland Avenue intersection. Stay on Randolph.
Enter at GATE 3 on Randolph.
- From I-94 going W: Take Snelling Avenue (US
(left) on Snelling Avenue to Randolph. West (right) on Randoplh to
Fairview/Randolph intersection. Stay on Randolph. Enter at GATE 3 on
- From I-35E: Exit on Randolph Avenue. Proceed
West to Fairview/Randolph
Stay on Randolph. Enter at GATE 3 on Randolph.
- From I-35W: Exit on 94 eastbound to Cretin
South on Cretin to Randolph Avenue. East on Randolph to Cleveland
Avenue intersection. Stay on Randolph. Enter at GATE 3 on Randolph.
Gate 3 is located between
Cleveland and Fairview and is nearest to the intersection of Randolph
and Prior Avenues. The Recital Hall is located right behind the better
known O'Shaughnessy auditorium. Parking is free after hours and on
campus map of St. Catherine
maps and directions to
St. Catherine University.