Inheriting the legacy of rhythm from illustrious Gurus–Sarvasri Sri. T.R. Harihara Sharma, T.H. ‘Vikku’ Vinayakram and Sri. T.H. Subash Chandran, Sri. R. Raman has imbibed the skills to become a successful Morsing artiste. Raman is especially known for his different sounds, breath control, pitch alignment, clarity in sollus and vocal accompaniment.
Raman had shared concert platforms with various legends, stars, and ensembles, such as Sarvasri Balamuralikrishna, M.S. Subbulakshmi, Madurai Somu, Dharmapuram Swaminathan, Yesudas, T.N. Seshagopalan, T.V. Sankaranarayanan, Mandolin Srinivas, A.K.C. Natarajan, N. Ramani, L. Subramaniam, Sudha Ragunathan, Aruna Sairam, Sapthakshara, Vadya Tarangini, Heartbeat, Vibrations, many Jugalbandhis and various Fusion ensembles.
Raman has toured extensively all over the globe performing Morsing and has received commendable accolades. Raman has also been a part of groups such as Global Vocal Meeting, Kevan Chemirani’s Le rhythm de le parol and many such groups delivering performances in several places such as Morocco, Tunisia, France and all over Europe.
Raman has also performed with film music directors such as Ilayaraja, A.R. Rahman, Ramani Bharadwaj, Dakshinamurthy, Chakravarthy, Shyam and Devarajan.
Raman has also had the privilege of performing with percussion legends such as T.K. Murthy, Vellore Ramabadran, Umayalpuram Sivaraman, A.K. Palanivel, Tanjore Govindarajan, G. Harishankar, Mayuram Somu Pillai, V. Nagarajan, Palghat V.A. Sundaram, K.M. Vaidhyanathan, and Pudukottai Mahadeva Iyer.
Raman is a ‘Kalaimamani’ awardee of the Tamilnadu state government. He was honoured with the title of ‘Shankha Nadha Thilakam’, ‘Asthan Vidwan of Kanchi Mutt’. He has also won the Maharajapuram Viswantha Iyer Award, a prestigious award from Madras Music Academy.
Raman is an ‘A’ grade artiste from AIR Chennai. Raman has also been training native Indian and foreign students.