Carnatic vocal concert by Abhishek Raghuram

Richmond Rasikas is proud to announce a Carnatic vocal concert by Abhishek Raghuram, as part of their 2017 Fall Concert Series.

Hailing from a family of legendary musicians, as the grandson of the late mridangam legend, Sri Palghat Raghu and with the Lalgudi family name on the mother’s side, music is in Abhishek’s blood.

Abhishek started learning the mridangam from his grandfather and then moved on to vocal training under Vidwan Sri. P. S. Narayanaswamy. In 1999, he gave his first international concert tour in the U.S with his grandfather, Sri. Palghat Raghu. Today, Abhishek is one of the most heard Carnatic vocalists in India and abroad. He has performed with several eminent musicians like Dr.T.K.Murthy, Umayalpuram Sivaraman, Karaikudi Mani, Trichy Sankaran, G. Harishankar, Ganesh Kumaresh, Mysore Nagaraj and Manjunath, Jayateerth Mewundi, Sanjeev Abhyankar,etc.

Possessing a combination of virtuosity, aesthetics and intellect, Abhishek has created a new genre in the field of music that, according to critics is “food for the intellect, mind, heart and soul”. He could very well be on his way to creating a new Gharana, something that could have a big impact in the Indian music world.

In the year 2014, Abhishek directed the Children's Carnatic choir organized by Bhoomija trust as a fund-raiser for Drishti Eye Care, Bangalore.

In the same year Abhishek was presented by Ustad Zakir Hussain in the “Barsi” festival dedicated to his father Ustad Alla Rakha.

Recently Abhishek was involved in the making of the album “Kaadalan Bharathi”, an album comprising exclusively Subramanya Bharati's songs and also gave a Mridangam recital along with Sri Anantha R Krishnan for the 70th birthday celebrations of Mridangam Vidwan Sri Karaikudi R Mani.

Abhishek is an “A” grade artiste of All India Radio since 2012.

Best concert in the SPIRIT OF YOUTH concert series conducted by Music Academy in 1997. MOST INSPIRING YOUTH ARTISTE Best Junior vocalist – The Music Academy, Madras in Dec 1999 “ASTHANA VIDWAN” title from the Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam in October 2006 “Yagnaraman Youth Excellence Award” by Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, Chennai in July 2009 “Shanmukha Sangeetha Shironmani Award” by Shanmukhananda Sangeetha Sabha, Mumbai in December 2009 “Yuva Puraskar” by Sangeet Natak Akademi in September 2013 “Yogam Nagaswami Award” for Best Senior Vocalist – The Music Academy, Madras during the December Season 2013-14

September 15th 2017 6.30 PM

Hungary Creek Middle School
4909 Francistown Road,
Glen Allen, VA 23060

Pocahontas Middle School
12000 Three Chopt Rd,
Henrico, VA 23233

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