Abhishek Raghuram

 

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.

A child prodigy, Abhishek started learning the mridangam from his grandfather, winning accolades by the age of seven. By 1994, he moved on to vocal performances 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 most heard Carnatic vocalists in India and 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, etc. His recent tours to U.S, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, London and Dubai have won him wide international acclaim.

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.

Abhishek is an ‘A’ Grade artiste of All India Radio and his awards include:

  • “Yuva Puraskar” by Sangeet Natak Akademi in September 2013

  • “Senior Outstanding Vocalist” - The Music Academy, Madras during the December Season 2010-11

  • “Vasanth Shrest” by Vasanta Memorial Trust in November 2010

  • “Shanmukha Sangeetha Shironmani Award” by Shanmukhananda Sangeetha Sabha, Mumbai in Decmber 2009

  • “Yagnaraman Youth Excellence Award” by Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, Chennai in July 2009

  • “ASTHANA VIDWAN” title from the Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam in October 2006

  • “YUVA KALA BHARATHI” from Bharat Kalachar in Dec 2002

  • MOST INSPIRING YOUTH ARTISTE Best Junior vocalist – The Music Academy, Madras in Dec 1999

  • Best concert in the SPIRIT OF YOUTH concert series conducted by Music Academy in 1997.


Contact

Address:
Flat No 2 Siddartha Apartments,
New no 43 - Old no 40, C P Ramaswamy Road
Alwarpet Chennai -600018

Phone: +919884093234
E-mail: abhishekraghuram@gmail.com

2013 US TOUR SCHEDULE

September 14
Tampa, Florida
813-679-7298
September 15
Flushing, New York
631-462-2814
September 21
Maryland
301-552-3335
September 22
Charlotte, North Carolina
704-814-9355
September 28
Atlanta, Georgia
678-463-8729
September 29
Raleigh, North Carolina
908-510-2533
October 04
Columbus, Ohio
614-537-7574
October 05
Austin, Texas
512-918-1351
October 06
Chicago, Illinois
630-833-2756
October 13
Houston, Texas
281-710-7717
October 19
Detroit, Michigan
734 495-3569(h)
734-262-5865(c)
October 20
Toronto, CANADA
905-568-1536
October 25
Phoenix, Arizona
480-278-1450
October 26
Portland, Oregon
503-690-5906
October 27
Sacramento, CA
916-375-9306
November 02
Los Angles, CA
949-246-0943
November 03
San Jose, CA
408-460-7896
November 09
Dallas, Texas
972-618-7353
November 10
Purdue University
Purdue
For details, contact
chari.meera@gmail.com