"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 at age two, Ravikiran has enthralled record audiences (of 45,000-100,000 in some 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, guru, author and orator are held in the highest regard. Ravikiran is the inventor of the Award-Winning world music concept Melharmony'. Apart from being a history making achiever with feats like setting to music 1330 verses of ancient Tirukkural in only 16 hours, Ravikiran is also a socially involved Musician who has inspired hundreds of thousands of dollars through his concerts for charities including Tsunami Relief, Hurricane Katrina as well as other health, educational and cultural initiatives.