Brought up in a musical environment, Raman Iyer has shown a deep interest in music and the violin in particular at a very early age. He began learning violin at the age of six under the tutelage of Sri. Nedumangad Shivanandan for nearly 10 years. Simultaneously he underwent vocal training primarily from his parents, Smt. Valli and Sri. Mahadeva Iyer. He underwent brief vocal training with Sri. Ochira Balakrishnan as well. The turning point in his musical career came when he was fortunate to have a short stint with the violin virtuoso, Dr. L. Subramaniam during the mid-nineties. This has immensely helped Raman to refine his bowing and fingering techniques. With strong foundation in violin technique and music in general, Raman strives to create his own unique style imbibing the best from great masters. He continues to pursue his musical aesthetics and training and is currently guided by Smt. Sreevidhya Chandramouli, the great grand daughter of the veena Maestro, Karaikudi Subbarama Iyer.
In Utsav 2007, Raman Iyer will accompany Salem Shriram on the violin.
Venue: Conference Room Theater, Center House, Seattle Center. Date: Saturday October 13 Time: 2:00 PM