Ramesh SrinivasanRamesh Srinivasan is the leading disciple of Mridangam Maestro Sangita Kalanidhi Shri Vellore G. Ramabhadran and is the recipient of the prestigious ‘Laya Kala Rathna’ award for the year 2007, by Sriragam Fine Arts, Chennai. He was awarded the 1st rank in the preliminary AIR (All India Radio) Music Competition in the entire Southern Region of India in I984. He has performed at Music Academy and other Sabhas in Chennai on several occasions as well as numerous organizations abroad. Ramesh has the unique honor & privilege of performing in the inaugural show of Festival of India in US in New York State at Syracuse in 1986.

Prominent Carnatic musicians Ramesh has accompanied include, Sangita Kalanidhi R.K.Srikantan, Sangita Kalanidhi T.K. Govinda Rao, Sangita Kalanidhi B. Rajam Iyer, Senior Violin Vidwan Parur M.S.Anantharaman, Chitravina Ravikiran, O.S. Thyagarajan, Smt. Bombay Jayashree, Neyveli Santhanagopalan, Dr. Pramila Gurumurthy, Papanasam Ashok Ramani, Smt. S.Soumya & Carnatica Brothers among others.

Ramesh was part of the “Panchakriya Super JugalBandhi Ensemble” including Chitravina Ravikiran and Santoor Maestro Tarun Bhattacharya providing Mridangam support at multiple venues in N. America. He has also performed in JugalBandhi/Fusion concerts with Sitar Virtuoso Ustad Habib Khan, Tabla Maestro Pandit Swapan Chaudhri and in Jazz concerts with Guitar virtuoso Fareed Haque. Ramesh has researched and tried designing software named "Rhythm Generator” - with the goal of generating "rhythmic scores" for basic thalas, using simulation, modeling and AI (Artificial Intelligence) techniques as part of his B.Tech thesis in Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, India.

Ramesh’s style is noted for sensitivity to music and highly proactive support. He runs a percussion school “Sarvalaghu Percussion Art Center” in San Francisco Bay Area.

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