B.V. Raghavendra Rao

Raghavendra Rao hails from a distinguished family of musicians. He was initiated into the niceties of music at an early age of five by his father B. Sudarsana Rao.

Attracted by the lure of classical music from his childhood, he trained rigorously on the violin for several years and he is presently the disciple of the violin “Maestro” Sangeetha Kalanidhi Shri.T.N. Krishnan. Later he received invaluable guidance and concert experience from Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna- one of the greatest musicians India has produced in this century.

As an young artiste he received the appreciation of the President of India for accompanying the celebrated musical genius, and climbed the ladder of success to be an accomplished, and one of the most popular violinist in the Carnatic music genre today.

These are only just a few accolades in the career of Raghavendra Rao-an expert solo violinist in his own right. The melodious and mellifluous music that he brings out through the violin illustrates his strong creative imagination that scales great heights.

He has won several prizes and awards from various sabhas in Madras. He has participated in the prestigious Bharat Cultural Integration Committee's (B.C.I.C) music festivals organized all over India.

Raghavendra Rao has performed internationally and has participated in numerous music festivals of I.C.C.R., and the prestigious "Festival of India" programs. He has widely traveled all over the world, including the U.S.A, Canada, France, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Mauritius and the Middle Eastern countries.

Raghavendra's devotion and his quest for perfection finds its expression in his instrument.