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By Malladi Brothers
Saturday, May 13, 2023 | 4:30 PM
Upper Merion Middle School
450 Keebler Road, King of Prussia, PA 19406
Sruti is proud to present a grand Carnatic Vocal Concert by Malladi Brothers, accompanied by Sayee Rakshith (Violin) and Tumkur B. Ravishankar (Mridangam)
Vidwans Malladi Brothers Sreeramaprasad and Dr. Ravikumar were born into a family rich in Carnatic music tradition. They received initial training from their father Sri Suri Babu and additional training from Sangeetha Kalanidhi Sri Pada Pinakapani and his well-known disciple, Sangeetha Kalanidhi Nedunuri Krishnamurthy.
A large repertoire of Carnatic compositions, vibrant and powerful voices have made Malladi Brothers highly sought after. Their musical intellect, melody & aesthetics provide for a most scintillating concert. They have sustained a classic and symbolic expression of Carnatic music, receiving prestigious awards including the Isai Peroli by Karthik Fine Arts; Aasthana Vidwan of the Avadhoota Datta Peetham; Naadha Bhushanam from Shanmuganandha Fine Arts; Naadha Mani from Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam. Ravikumar was recently awarded a Doctorate degree by Andhra University, India.
Malladi brothers have traveled extensively around the world, promoting and preserving the rich traditional music heritage they represent.
Sayee Rakshith started his musical journey at an early age of ten. He initially learnt violin under Shri T.V. Ramani and continued training under the tutelage of Shri K.G. Rajesh and Sangeetha Kalanidhi A. Kanyakumari. He has performed duet concerts with his guru as well accompanying leading artists in concerts across India and abroad.
Sayee has been a part of the band ‘Staccato’ since 2018 and continues to collaborate with leading musicians across various genres. He has also been playing in the film industry for leading music directors.
Sayee has received several awards including Lalgudi Jayaraman Endowment award from Sri Krishna Gana Sabha; Best accompanist award by Karnataka Fine arts council; Won the First prize in the national competition conducted by All India Radio for Carnatic Violin; Best concert award for the HCL concert series from the Music Academy, Madras.
Ravishankar hails from a family of Mridangam artists. He started learning mridangam from his father Vidwan Tumkur T.V. Bhadrachar and had advanced training from the mridangam maestro Vidwan Karaikudi R. Mani.
Ravishankar has traveled extensively in India and abroad. He is a sought after Mridangam artist and has won several awards to his credit. He is currently a graded artist on the All India Radio & Doordarshan.