(Last Updated on : 29/11/2013)
T. V. Ramprasadh today has been reckoned as one amongst the prominent Carnatic
classical vocalists, who has been gifted with a 'mellow, bass voice capable of a panoramic range'. He always magnetized his audiences with his rendering of bewitching voice, clarity in diction and unique style. His inflexible adherence of tradition and a high level of concentration have led to some unique and mesmerizing renditions.
Early Life of T. V. Ramprasadh
T. V. Ramprasadh was born to noteworthy musician parent T. A. Vyasa Rao and Rukmini on 13th of May 1969 in Mumbai
. Since his early days he had started exhibiting his talent, as he was a child prodigy. At the tender age of 11 years, he began performing at the stages. Today even after his long experience in the field of music, he still attempts to enrich his repertoire. T. V. Ramprasadh has bagged the honour of performing at almost all the highly respected festivals and institutions. In order to execute his renditions he has travelled through the countries like USA, UK, Germany, France, Holland, Austria, Singapore, Malaysia etc. T. V. Ramprasadh during his training period had been under the tutelage of legendary of music maestros like Padma Bhushan
P.S. Narayanaswamy, Sangita Kalacharya S Rajam, TV Gopalakrishnan and R.R. Keshavamurthy.
Career of T. V. Ramprasadh
Being an empanelled artist of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), T. V. Ramprasadh has fetched a highly acclaimed honour. Acknowledging his talent All India Radio absorbed him as an A-grade Radio Artist. He has also performed at many programmes broadcasted on radio and television in State, Zonal, and National networks. T. V. Ramprasadh has also released many albums to his credit under the banner of big recording companies like Music Today, HMV, the Times Music, Amutham Inc of USA, Lahari, Sangeetha etc. He has also bagged the honour of being companioned with noteworthy performers like Umayalpuram K Sivaraman, Vellore Ramabhadran, M Chandrashekharan, Guruvayoor Durai, Srimushanam Rajaro, Thiruvarur Bhaktavatsalam, Manargudi Easwaran, Mysore Nagaraj and Mysore Manjunath in his concerts.
Popular Performances by T. V. Ramprasadh
T. V. Ramprasadh performed at various prestigious events including Shanmukhananda Sabha - New Delhi; Shanmugananda Sangeetha Sabha, Bombay; National Centre Peforming Arts (NCPA), Bombay (now Mumbai
); Rasika Ranjana Sabha, Calcutta (now Kolkata
); Bangalore Gayana Samaja - Annual Music Conferences, Centenary celebrations, National Tourism Festival - Pattadkal; Music Circle, Los Angeles; CMANA, SIFA, SIMA, Universities and Hindu temples in USA; World Kannada Conference - Phoenix, Arizona, USA; South Indian Cultural Association, Indore Karnataka Ganakala Parishath - Bengaluru
; Chembai Vaidyanatha Iyer Sangeethotsava, Guruvaayoor; Performances in Cultural festivals in Karnataka
, Tamil Nadu
, Andhra Pradesh
, Madhya Pradesh
and New Delhi
Programs under Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), Directorate of Kannada & Culture, All India Radio
, National Television (Doordarshan) and private TV Channels, Karnataka Tourism Department; Sangeet Nritya Parangat Mahotsava - concert tour of Madhya Pradesh by the SCZCC, Govt of India; Yuva Sangeeth Nrithya Mahotsav - Wai, Maharashtra and Hyderabad
by SCZCC; in Chennai at the Music Academy; Sri Krishna Gana Sabha; Mylapore Fine Arts; Indian Fine Arts Society; Bharat Kalachar; Vani Mahal; Karthik Fine Arts; Narada Gana Sabha; Kalarasana; Brahma Gana Sabha; Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan; Nadopasana; Naada Inbam; NSTSS; Nungambakkum Cultural Academy; Hamsadhwani; Academy of Indian Music and Arts; Sri Kapali Fine Arts Asthika Samajam; Mudhra; Naayaki; Saraswati Vaggeyyakara Trust; Tambaram Music Club; TTD.
International Shows by T. V. Ramprasadh
T.V. Ramprasadh has also given his performances abroad. He performed through various tours including 2006 tour of USA; 2004 tour of USA; 2003 tour of USA; 2002 tour of Singapore and USA; 2001 tour of USA comprising of concerts and workshops; 2000 tour of USA; 1999 tour of USA comprising of 12 concerts; 1998 tour of USA and Malaysia (comprising of 9 concerts including a concert for radio Malaysia); 1998 tour of USA, Germany, France, Austria and UK comprising of 19 concerts; 1996-97 tour of USA, Germany and Holland comprising of 21 concerts; 1994 tour of UK comprising of nine concerts. He has also participated in many charity concerts like, Benefit concert for ISKCON, Detroit; Benefit concert for Sri Meenakshi Temple,Houston in the year 2006; Benefit concert for Sneha Kiran, Spastics Society of Mysore
, in the same year. T V Ramprasadh has also featured in a popular Hollywood Television serial.
Other Ventures of T. V. Ramprasadh
T. V. Ramprasadh has also composed music for various album and films like he has given music for a documentary film 'Parivrajaka' in India, devotional musical album 'Guru Mere Pyaare Sai'. He has also given music for the album Music for the Soul with Praveen D Rao. This album was released under the banner of HMV. Some works done by him are, Sapthaswara, Healing through Music, Voice Divine series, Thyagaraja Ramayanam, Gems of Trinity, Kaveri, Ekaika Ragam, Parivrajaka, Parampara. T. V. Ramprasadh has also worked as the consultant for the Times of India and in due discharge of his responsibility as the consultant, he has worked with school children through the Newspaper in Education - 'a series of Music awareness programmes for schools in Bangalore' all over Bangalore. He has also worked as the guest lecturer/ performer for Mudra
- 'A series of Music Appreciation programs for the masses held in Chennai'. He has also contributed several articles on a regular basis to Music and Dance magazines.
Achievements of T. V. Ramprasadh
T. V. Ramprasadh has been honoured with a number of awards and titles for his contributions in the field of music. He has been Asthaana Vidwaan of the Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam, Kanchipuram; Gana Kala Shree from the Karnataka Gana Kala Parishath; Naada Vallabha by Naada Sudha, Chennai; Gaayana Gandharva by Delhi Kannadiga Sangha; Gaanakala Vishaarada by Karnataka Cultural Association of Southern California, Los Angeles; Best Vocalist award by the Madras Music Academy, Krishna Gana Sabha, Indian Fine Arts Society, Chennai; Youth Excellence Award by Rotary Club of Chennai West and The All India Best Carnatic Singer by Sangeetayan, New Delhi.
T. V. Ramprasadh as an acclaimed performing artist was also been invited to conduct workshops. For that he has also taken teaching assignments in countries like UK, USA, Germany, France, Holland, Austria and Malaysia. He is, along with his wife Smt. Indira Kadambi, a noted Bharatanatyam dancer, imparting training at Ambalam, Centre for Performing Arts established by him in the year 1989. This Cost Accountant and lawyer by education have selected music as his profession.