Dr. Ravi Balasubramanian is the most sought-after ghatam artiste in North America and is known for his energetic, sensitive accompaniment and solos. Ravi has extensive experience in Carnatic percussion, including performing on the ghatam at top musical institutions such as the Chennai Music Academy and the Cleveland Aradhana for over fourteen years. He received the title Yuva Kala Bharathi in 2003 from Bharat Kalachar, a music organization in Chennai, for excellence and dedication in the art of ghatam. Ravi has had the rare honor and experience of performing with leading artistes including Sangitha Kalanidhi vocalists, violinists, flautists, and mridangam artists in India, USA, Canada, Singapore, Malaysia, and Australia. Ravi received his initial tutelage from Palghat Sri P. K. Sekar and Sangitha Kalanidhi Dr. T. K. Murthy and later pursued advanced training from Sri. V. Suresh in Chennai, India. Ravi has given lecture-demonstrations on the ghatam in the University of Pittsburgh, PA. He recently received his doctorate in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University and is a Research Associate at the University of Washington.
In Utsav 2007, Ravi Balasubramanian will lead the ‘Tala Vadya Kacheri’ where he will be performing along with Vinod Seetharaman , Kuntal Roy and Ravishankar Ramamoorthy. Venue: MOHAI McEachern Auditorium. Date: Sunday Oct 14. Time: 6:30 PM