V V S Murari (Carnatic Violin)
Raamkumar Balamurthi (Mridangam)

Saturday June 27 2020,
8:00PM CDT / 9:00PM EDT / 6:00PM PDT / 6:30AM IST (June 28 2020)

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The concerts in this series will be FREE. However, we strongly urge you to donate generously to the COVID-19 relief effort organized by IAM. A donation of $25 or higher (as you can afford) is recommended. All proceeds (100%) from this virtual concert series will go to IAM’s COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund to help Minnesotans in need.

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About the Artists

V V S Murari
(Carnatic Violin)

V V S Murari a renowned violinist, Violist, composer and an educator was born to the illustrious Violin Maestro Prof. VVS. He comes from the great musical lineage of Sri. Muthuswami Dikshithar and Sri. Swathi Tirunal.  He had his initial training from his grandfather Vadakkencheri Veeraraghava Bhagavathar, and later on from his legendary father Shri. VVS. He also trained under the doyen Padma Vibushan Dr. Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer. Murari was also mentored by his mother Janaki VVS from a very young age.

Murari has carved a niche for himself in the field of South Indian classical music. With a musical career spanning nearly three decades, since his debut at the age of 10, Murari has been making waves in the field of Carnatic music through his aesthetic musical approach and remarkable violin technique. He conceptualizes and executes his style of playing in a way that stands as a pillar of support in each concert. Murari has had the privileged opportunities in  sharing the stage with various legendary musicians and percussionists from an early age.

Murari is also known for his versatility, especially his ability to present various genres with precision and ease. Apart from  classical music, he has been composing music for dance dramas, ballets, short films, and fusion/modern music. He has worked on various projects with world class musicians, music directors, choreographers, and dancers and have been part of many prestigious national & international festivals.

His new concepts Carnatic Philharmonic Orchestra, Panchamukhi brings together different genres and dimensions of music in a unique way. 

Raamkumar Balamurthi (Mridangam)

Raamkumar Balamurthi is a student of Mahavidwan Melakkaveri Sri K Krishnamurthy.  Raamkumar has been an accomplished performer and teacher for over thirty years.  Raamkumar has accompanied several senior musicians in India and in US, including Sangita Kalanidhi Prof. T N Krishnan, Sangita Kalanidhi Sri R K Srikantan, Sangita Kalanidhi Sr Chitravina N Ravikiran, Neyveli Sr R Santhanagopalan and Hyderabad Brothers.


IMSOM's Spring 2020 Concert Series has been is made possible in part, by the UHG “Dollars for Doers” Grant, matching grants from Honeywell & US Bank, a generous donation from the Dr. Dash Foundation, late Dr V Premanand & family, and the generosity of IMSOM’s members and donors. All concerts are co-sponsored by KFAI Radio (90.3 FM Mpls/106.7 FM St. Paul).

For further information contact:

Ameeta Kelekar
Abhinav Sharma


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