Vivek Rudrapatna, Sriram Raman – Ragas Live Festival # 22 (Podcast 45)

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Vivek Rudrapatna (violin),  Sriram Raman (mridangam). Ragas Live Festival # 22

5-6 pm during our 24 hour Ragas Live Festival.

Vivek Rudrapatna is a seasoned Indian Classical violinist who has played a central role in the Indian Classical music circles of the tristate area and New England for over 10 years.  He began study of the violin under Ms. Jennifer Curran, a passionate music teacher in the New Jersey Public Schools who taught him Western Classical technique and guided him from elementary through high school.  Around the same time, he was fortunate to discover the Carnatic Violin under the guidance of Mysore Sateesh, an inspired violinist from the prized “MSG” lineage.  Since 2001, he has performed as both a soloist and in collaboration with many talented local and international artists in a variety of prestigious venues including the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, The Egg in Albany, and the Sanders Theatre at Harvard University.  Over the years, Vivek has honed his skills under the guidance of renowned artists such as Anantha Krishnan, the Mysore Brothers, and Dr. L. Subramaniam.  Vivek’s long standing interest in world fusion led to the creation of his successful college group “Saptaswara”, a melting pot of Gypsy, Bluegrass, Western, and Indian music.  In his other life, Vivek is an MD/PhD candidate at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York.