"Mozart of Indian music" (Wisconsin State Journal, USA)
"Been creating new audiences for Indian music" (CNN Television)
"Perhaps the greatest slide player in the world today" (Radio National, Australia)
"Teasing precision... dazzling effects" (New York Times, USA)
"Brings new meaning to the term prodigy" (NPR Radio, USA)
Since his grand entrance into the Carnatic Classical world at age two, Ravikiran has enthralled record audiences (of 45,000-100,000 in select concerts) and won critical acclaim as one of the most inspiring ambassadors of Indian music and culture in the world. The substance and quality of his contributions as instrumentalist, composer, vocalist, art-educator, author and orator are held in the highest regard. Ravikiran is the inventor of the Award-Winning world music concept Melharmony' and first to create new Indian ragas as tribute to Beethoven (Veetovanam) and Mahatama Gandhi (Mohini). Apart from being a history making achiever with feats like setting to music 1330 verses of ancient Tirukkural in 16 hours, Ravikiran is also a pioneer of social changes through music who initiated massive camps for Rural Music Education for over 31,000 children in 2006 and inspired substantial funds through his concerts for charities including Tsunami Relief, Hurricane Katrina, Chennai Floods as well as health, educational and cultural initiatives.