Trichur Brothers (Carnatic Vocal) with
B K Raghu (Violin)
Trichur Mohan (Mridangam)

May 18, 2014 5:00 PM

Recital Hall
St. Catherine University,
St. Paul

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About the Artists:

Trichur Brothers  

Trichur Brothers, Srikrishna and Ramkumar were trained under Shrimathi Balamani Eswar, Professor Neyyattinkara Mohanachandran and Padma Bhushan Shri PS Narayanaswami. The brothers have also acquired lessons from various vidwans like Shri TM Thyagarajan, Shri Govindan Namboothiri. Without a doubt their foundation in layam is imbibed from their father Trichur Mohan. 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.

B K Raghu

B.K. Raghu is a Bangalore based violinist who has trained under Vidushi D. Sushma Rao, Vidushi D. Suryaprabha, Vidwan B.U. Ganesh Prasad, and Vidushi Neela Ramgopal. He is an AIR A-Grade artiste and has performed at various prestigious sabhas all over Bangalore, India and abroad.
(Biography sourced from internet)

Trichur Mohan

Trichur R. Mohan started performing at the tender age of 14, by accompanying none other than the legend Shri Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavathar at Sri Koodalmanikkam Kshetram at Irinjalakuda, Kerala where the great Chembai Bhagavathar blessed him with the title 'Sangita Lokathil Dhruvan'. Since then, Mohan had the great privilege to accompany Sri Chembai for more than 100 concerts.

Trichur Mohan had his initial training under Shri Koduvayur Radhakrishnan and subsequently his advanced training was under Mridangam Maestro Shri Palakkad Mani Iyer, Shri Umayalpuram SivaRaman and Guru Karaikkudi R Mani.

He has accompanied almost all the stalwarts in Carnatic Music that includes Sri Chembai Vaidyanatha Bagavathar, Sri Semmangudi Sreenivasa Iyer, Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna, Sri Maharajapuram Santhanam, Smt. M.L. Vasanthakumari, Sri K.V. Narayanaswami, Prof. T.R. Subramaniam, Sri K.J. Yesudas,, Dr. L. Subramaniam and several others. Mohan has also shared the stage with popular Hindusthani musicians including, Usthad Bismillahkhan, Pandit Jasraj, Usthad Amjad Ali Khan and others. He has also performed for various East West fusion concerts along with Dr. L. Subramaniam, Mr. Larry Correal, Mr. Garry Wright, Mr. Joe Sample and other leading western musicians.

Mohan has performed in USA, Canada, Russia, France, Spain, Australia, Singapore, Germany, Italy, Iceland, Mauritius, Dubai, Kuwait, Switzerland, Finland, Norway, Indonesia etc. He has participated in various International Festivals and Festivals of India abroad with the Violin Maestro Dr. L. Subramaniam.


Sri Kanchi Acharyas have blessed Mohan conferring the 'Asthana Vidwan' honour. Mohan has also received the title 'Sugalaya Sangeetha' from Chembai Sri Parthasarathy Swami Temple and `Nada Vallabha` from Nadasudha, Chennai. He received the Kerala State Sangeetha Nataka Academy Award in the year 1990 and is also recipient of 'Fellowship to outstanding artists' from Govt. of India Cultural Dept.

(Biography and photo sourced from internet)

About the Venue:

Directions and Parking:

The Recital Hall is located just behind the O’Shaughnessy Auditorium  in the campus of St. Catherine University (2004 Randolph Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105). The Recital Hall is Building 24 in the campus map (see below).

Driving Directions: 

  • 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 51) exit. South (left) on Snelling Avenue to Randolph. West (right) on Randoplh to Fairview/Randolph intersection. Stay on Randolph. Enter at GATE 3 on Randolph.
  • From I-35E: Exit on Randolph Avenue. Proceed West to Fairview/Randolph intersection. Stay on Randolph. Enter at GATE 3 on Randolph.
  • From I-35W: Exit on 94 eastbound to Cretin Avenue exit. 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 weekends.

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IMSOM’s Fall 2014 Concert Series has been made possible, in part, by funds provided by the Honeywell “Dollars for Doers” Grant, a matching grant from US Bank, and the generosity of its members and donors. This activity is funded, in part, by an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund. All concerts are co-sponsored by KFAI “Fresh Air” Radio (90.3 in Minneapolis/106.7 FM in St. Paul).

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