Write Up of Mr B Anantharam

B. Anantharaman popularly known as Ravi in the field of music is a highly accomplished young Violinist.


Ravi underwent his initial training at the " The Fine Arts Music School ", Chembur for five years. He then took advance training under Shri. S.V. Ramachandran.

Experience: India

Accompanied many world renowned artistes in prestigious organizations like Sri Shanmukhananda Fine Arts and Sangeeta Sabha, Chembur Fine Arts Society, Bharatiya Music & Arts Society, Dombivili Fine Arts, Rasika Ranjani Sabha, Bhakta Rasika Ranjani Sabha, Gana Kala Vidya Nilayam, Nehru Centre, National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA), South Indian Association (Ahmedabad), Youth Association for Cultural Music (YACM Madras), South Indian Cultural Association (SICA Indore), Poona Sangeetha Sabha (Pune), etc.

Accompanied Smt. D.K. Pattamal at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Deonar

Accompanied Smt. Aruna Sayeeram at Rasika Ranjani Sabha, Ghatkopar

Accompanied Shri. Shankar Mahadevan at Fine Arts Society, Chembur

Accompanied Bombay Jayashree at Fine Arts Society, Chembur

Accompanied renowned artistes like Smt. Hema Malini, Ms. Meenakshi Sheshadri, Ms. Sudha Chandran (Mayuri fame), Mr. Raja Reddy & Mrs. Radha Reddy, Smt. Chitra Visweswaran, etc.

Co-founder of 'Soundarya-Laya' ensemble - a unique blend of rhythm with melody

Participated in

Nehru Centenary Celebrations, Nehru Centre (1989)

Tansen - Thyagaraja Festival, UDCO - Lucknow (1990)

Kalamandalam Golden Jubilee Celebrations, Trichur (1990)

Raj Bhavan, Bombay in the presence of His Excellancy Governor Shri. C. Subramaniam (1992)

Rajiv Gandhi Memorial, Hyderabad (1993)

Spirit of Unity Concerts for National Integration, Hyderabad (1994)

Thyagaraja Festival, SICA - Indore (2001)

Experience: Abroad

Music Guimet, Paris, France

Tropen Institute, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Rietberg Museum, Zurich, Switzerland

Alte Kirche, Zurich, Switzerland

Radio Studio, Bern, Switzerland

Deutschwelle Studio, Germany

Indian Cultural Festival, Nantes, France

Scholarships and Awards

Scholarship for five consecutive years from " The Fine Arts Music School ", Chembur (1977 to 1982)

Second prize at " Sri Shanmukhananda Fine Arts and Sangeeta Sabha " (1985)

First Prize at "Synergy '87" (NITIE)

First prize at "Sri Shanmukhananda Fine Arts and Sangeeta Sabha" (1988)

First Prize at "Synergy '88" (NITIE)

First Prize at "Synergy '89" (NITIE) - Sponsored by Shri. Lalgudi Jayaraman Trust

First Prize at "Mood Indigo '90" (IIT)

Title of 'Sur-Mani' by Sur Singar Samsad, Mumbai

Published Recordings

Chant Karnatique, Aruna Sayeeram, Series: Ethnic, Auvidis, Paris, France

Padma Ganapathy, Victory Cassettes, Mumbai, India

Contact Information

7/ 188 Parijath, 15th Road,

Chembur, Mumbai - 400 071.

Telephone No. : 91-22-528 3110

Email Id : raviba@netkracker.com, banantharaman@yahoo.com

Educational Background

B. Com. from R.A. Podar College of Commerce and Economics

Advanced Diploma in Systems Management from NIIT

A Software Consultant by profession, Ravi is currently employed as Director - Projects in Microsys Technologies

" Ravi effortlessly straddles the world of Music & Computers "

What do the critics have to say...

" B. Anantharaman’s violin support was competent. "

----- Rajan Sadasivan

Times of India, Bombay, May 23, 1990

" Violinist Anantharaman was supportive all through. His solo strips were clear. "

----- Sulochana Rajendran

Times of India, Bombay, Oct 11, 1990

" Accompanying Lakshmi Ramakrishnan on the violin was B. Anantharaman, who did a good job of his participation. "

----- Sulochana Rajendran

Indian Express, Bombay, Nov 15, 1990

" Aruna Sayeeram was given excellent support by Anantharaman on the violin. "

----- Susheela Mishra

Times Of India, Lucknow, Nov 24, 1990

" Anantharaman on the violin acquitted himself creditably, while his rendering of Kalyani deserves special mention. "

----- K. Subadra Murthy

Times Of India, Bombay, May 17, 1991

" Ravi Anantharaman on the violin lent an ideal support to Pandit Jalsaheb Balaporia with delicate nuances and harmonious overtones which enhanced the overall effect of the entire concert. "

----- Batuk Dewanji

Times Of India, Bombay, Dec 24, 1992 

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