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Arun RamamurthyBrooklyn, NY
Arun Ramamurthy is a versatile violinist who is making a profound impact in IndianClassical and World music. Trained in Carnatic (south indian classical) music initially by the distinguished violinist Anantha Krishnan, and then later by the celebrated violin brothers, Dr. Mysore Manjunath & Sri Mysore Nagaraj, Arun has become one of the leading Indian Classical violinists in North America.
He has carved a unique niche for himself as a multifaceted artist, performing in both traditional Carnatic & Hindustani settings as well as bridging various genres with his own creative cross-over projects. In the classical form, Arun has performed with legendary artists such as Padma Vibushan Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna, Padma Bushan Sudha Ragunathan, Sri T.N. Seshagopalan, Pandit Anindo Chatterjee, Ustad Mashkoor Ali Khan and more. In non-classical settings, he has shared the stage with artists like Marc Cary, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Amir El-Saffer, David Broza, and others.
His cross-over project, the Arun Ramamurthy Trio, released their debut album Jazz Carnatica in November 2014. Picked by NPR’s New Sounds as a Top New Release, Jazz Carnatica is receiving high praise among Jazz and World Music critics.
An avid organizer, Arun is co-founder of Brooklyn Raga Massive, an artist collective dedicated to bridging musical cultures while propagating Indian Classical Music. He also created the concert series Carnatic Sundays at Cornelia Street Cafe, an iconic jazz venue in the West Village of Manhattan.
All About Jazz says “Ramamurthy has set his life’s path on the sharing of Carnatic music and his own individualistic take on blending the classic Indian sounds with other genres.”
“Ramamurthy’s instrument soars and growls, sings and dances…with the perfect pitch of Indian classical violin and the gritty lilt of American fiddle, Ramamurthy goes to evocative places of longing and joy…” (Press Release 2014)