About the Artists:
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
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
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 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
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
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.
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