Ravikiran has collaborated with orchestras, ensembles and artistes of several genres across the world including
Western Classical, Jazz, Pop, Chinese, Brazilian, Middle Eastern, African not to mention Hindustani and Carnatic.
Western Classical orchestras including members of BBC Philharmonic (UK),
Sacramento Youth Symphony, Cleveland Opera etc.
World artistes such as Taj Mahal, Glen Velez, Larry Coryell, John Bergamo,
George Brooks, Martin Simpson, Hossain Alizadeh, Lori Cotler, Roland van Campenhout,
Jovino Santos Neto, Billy Cardine, Qiu Xia He and several others.
An unprecedented melharmonic and melo-rhythmic mélange
featuring 4-time Grammy winning drummer Glen Velez and distinguished vocal-percussionist Loire Cotler,
brings an incredibly rich musical experience bringing glimpses of Jazz, Western Classical, Carnatic, Eastern European,
Central Asian and Hindustani. The two audio exceprts
which features a very different approach to vocal percussion with melodic punctuation and
Outer Sea which has a more traditional backing by percussion.
Pan Indian partnerships
Smt Girija Devi, Dr M Balamuralikrishna, Pt Kishan Mahraj, Dr N Ramani,
Pt Vishwa Mohan Bhatt,
Mandolin U Shrinivas, Pt Swapan Chaudhri, Smt Sudha Raghunathan,
Pt Ronu Majumdar, Pt Tarun Bhattacharya, Flute Shashank, Pt Tejendra Mazumdar, Pianist Anil Srinivasan,
Pt Gaurav Mazumdar and others.
In Dance & Operatic productions
Dr Vyjayantimala Bali, Pt Birju Maharaj, Prof C V Chandrashekhar, Shri Adyar Lakshmanan,
Smt Rhadha, Smt Sanchita Bhattacharya, Smt Hema Rajagopalan, Dr Chandrabhanu, Smt Lata Pada and
As an accompanist
In order to showcase the chitravina's capabilities as a melody-accompaniment in lieu of the
violin, Ravikiran also donned the role of an accompanist to select legends such as
Dr Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer, Sangita Kalanidhi T Brinda, Sangita Kalanidhi Shri R K Shrikanthan,
Sangita Kalanidhi Shri K V Narayanaswami, Dr Nedanoori Krishnamoorthy and Smt T Mukta.
As a soloist
Ravikiran's recitals have been embellished immensely by gracious stalwarts from age five
including Sangita Kalanidhi Dr M Chandrashekharan, Shri V V Subramaniam (violin), Dr T K Murthy,
Shri Palghat Raghu, Shri Umayalpuram Sivaraman, Shri Vellore Ramabhadran, Shri Trichy Sankaran,
Shri Karaikkudi Mani, Shri Guruvayur Dorai, Shri Dandamudi Ramamohan Rao, Shri Kamalakara Rao,
Shri Yella Venkateshwara Rao (mrdangam), Shri Vinayaka Ram, Shri K M Vaidyanathan,
Shri Palghat Sundaram (ghatam), Shri V Nagarajan & Harishankar (kanjira),
Shri T H Subhashchandran (konnakkol) and many others. This list has only mentioned immortal
legends and those with at least five decades of experience in the filed.