Raghavasimhan Sankaranarayanan : Budding Violinist


A budding violin artist, receiving professional and intense violin training in Indian Classical music for the past 6 years. Started training under the able guidance of Sangeetha Rathnam Sri.T.S.Rajagopala Iyer (Father of famous violin Duo Sri Ganesh & Sri Kumaresh) and presently being trained under the good hands of Sangeeta Kala Nipuna, Kalaimaamani - Ms. A.Kanyakumari. Encouraged and benefitted by the close and long-time family ties with the Kunnakudi and the Valayappatti families. Raghavasimhan has fairly good on-stage experience, performing in concerts with his present Guru and in numerous Solo concerts in India & USA . He has participated in a number of music competitions and has bagged winning prizes.



1. Solo performances - Sathguru Thiyagaraja Maha Uthsavam Committee Stage (Thiruvaiyaru) on 20th Jan 2006
2. Solo performances - All India Radio (Siruvar Isai Meadai) - 28th May 2006
3. Rendering Dikshidar Songs Dikshidar Day Celebration conducted by Guruguga Gana Sabha, Srirangam on 5th August 2006
4. Performed with his Guru among the 21 violinists at Chimaya Heritage Center , Thapovan Hall conducted by Tamil Nadu Arya Vysaya Maha Sabha on 3rd Dec 2006
5. Solo Concert at Srirangam Vaigunda Eagadasi Festival conducted by Department of Art and Culture, Tamilnadu on 29th Dec 2006
6. Solo performance - Sathguru Thiyagaraja Maha Uthsavam Committee Stage (Thiruvaiyaru) on 8th Jan 2007
7. Performed with his Guru, at R V Dental College Auditorium conducted by Advita Bangalore on 15th Jan 2007
8. Solo performance - All India Radio (Siruvar Isai Meadai) - April 2007
9. Solo Home Concert at Trichy (Dr.Ramakrishna Eswarn, Neuro Surgeon) for Navarathri Festival on 20th Oct 2007.
10. Played for Bhajans sung by Hindu Senior Secondary School Children at Krishna Gana Sabha for Karthigai Festival on 24th Nov 2007 .
11. Solo concert at Gynanadha Thapovanam in Swamy Gynanandha's Aradhana Maha Utsavam on 24th Dec 2007 .
12. Accompanied Master. Karthik (Young Vocalist) at Unjalur Seshadri Swamigal Aradhana Festival on 30th Dec 2007
13. Solo Concert at Srirangam Sathguru Thayagaraja Aradhana Sabha's Thayagaraja Aradhana Celebration on 4th Feb 2008 at Srirangam.
14. Performed with his Guru among the 70 violinists at Sriramanavami Utsavam, Bangaloru on 10th May 2008
15. Solo Concert at Mahaganapathy Temple at Arizona , United States of America on 14th June 2008
16. Gave a concert with the disiples of Kalaimamani.A.Kanyakumari at Hamsadhwani sabha in the Guru Shishya series on 10th august 2008
17. Accompanied Mrs. Gyana Prasuuna (AIR Artist) at Sri Eshtasedhi Vinayagar Temple , Venkatarathinam Nagar, Adyar for Vinayagar Chathurthi Festival on 27th Sep 2008
18. Solo Concert at Sri Raghavendra Mutt, Triplicane Chennai for Navarathri Utsavam on 1st Oct 2008 . And Accompanied for Ms. Akshaya, Ms. Jannai, Ms. Sushmita and Ms. Keerthana on that day for the same uthsavam.
19. Solo Concert at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, for the Navarathiri Festival Organized by HR & C, Government of Tamil Nadu on 6th October 2008
20. Solo Concert at Sri Murugan Temple, Thiruthanigai, for the Kandar Shasti Festival Organized by HR & C, Government of Tamil Nadu 3rd November 2008
21. Solo Concert at Sri Parthasarathy Swamy Temple, Thiruvellikani, Chennai for the Margazhi Isai Vizha Organized by HR & C, Government of Tamil Nadu 25th December 2008
22. Accompanied Ms. Jannani Narasimhan at Sri Alamelumanga Thayar Temple , Thrupathi, for Sri Vari Varshika Mattiyothsavam conducted Dasa Sahithya Project, on 17th Jan 2009
23. Performed with his Guru among the 50 violinists at Sarrang 2009, conducted by IIT Madras, on 21st Jan 2009


1. Received appreciation for his violin talent from the old Academic Education Institution, Alpha Wisdom Vidyashram.
2. Encouraged with an Award of Gold Credit Card on June 2006 and given a stage for his solo performance in Alpha Cambridge International School Inauguration Function.
3. Recent wins in various competitions
Date Institution Event Prize
Jun 22, 2007 Bala Vidya Mandir, Kalanjali Ventures 2007, Adyar, Chennai , India Fusion Music of Classical & Hindustani 1st
July 15, 2007 Bhaktha Swaraa Bhajan Mandali, Nungambakkam, Chennai , India Group Bhajans 1st
July 28, 2007 Maharishi Vidya Mandir, Chetpet, Chennai , India Instrumental Fusion 1st
Aug 05, 2007 Tamizhnadu Bramin Association, Mandaveli Unit, Chennai , India Group Bhajans 4th
Sep 30, 2007 Tamizhnadu Bramin Association, RA Puram Unit, Chennai , India Violin Solo 1st
Dec 09, 2007 Maithri Vidya Kendram Academy of Music & Dance, Chennai , India Violin Solo, Sub - Senior Category 3rd
Feb 16, 2008 Children's Club Society, Mylapore, Chennai , India Violin Solo 1st
Mar 14, 2008 Bhaktha Jana Sabha, RA Puram, Ch ennai, India Violin Solo 1st
July 10, 2008 Bhaktha Swaraa Bhajan Mandali, Nungambakkam, Chennai , India Group Bhajans 3rd
July 12, 2008 Cultural Fiesta (Sapthaswara) 2008 - 2009 Accompaniment for classical concert 2nd
Aug 14, 2008 Youth Association for Classical Music (YACM) Violin Solo - Manodharmam Category 1st
Aug 14, 2008 Youth Association for Classical Music (YACM) Violin Solo - Krithies Category 2nd
Sep 09, 2008 Bharat Vikas Parishad, Mylapore Branch, Chennai Group Song (Hindi & Regional - Tamil)
State Level Competition 1st
Sep 28, 2008 Nama Sangeerthana Samrakshna Trust, Ambattur, Chennai Group Bhajans 1st
Oct 19, 2008 Mylapore Fine Arts, Mylapore, Chennai Violin Solo 1st
Nov 02, 2008 Ariyakkudi K.V.Narayanaswamy Memorial Trust Violin Solo 2nd
Nov 15, 2008 Bharat Vikas Parishad, Bhuvaneshwar, Orrisa, India Group Song (Regional - Tamil)
National Level Competition 3rd

Parents : Dr. S. Sankaranarayanan Mrs. Vedavalli Sankaranarayanan
Date of Birth : Oct 20, 1994
Sex: : Male
Education : 9th standard (grade),The Hindu Senior Secondary School


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