Ravikiran has collaborated with numerous top line artists of diverse genres including Western Classical, Jazz, Pop & Rock, Brazilian, African, Middle Eastern, Chinese, not to mention Carnatic and Hindustani. A few are listed here:
BBC Philharmonic (UK), Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Sacramento Youth Symphony, Cleveland Opera, Apollo Chamber Players, Gottingen Symphony Quintet, Middleton Symphony, Evestrum Ensemble, Terra Quartet, Goettingen Youth Symphony and composer Timothy Sullivan, to name a few.
Hindustani & Carnatic
Smt Girija Devi, Dr M Balamuralikrishna, Pt Kishan Mahraj, Dr N Ramani, Pt Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, L Shenkar, Mandolin U Shrinivas, Pt Swapan Chaudhri, Smt Sudha Raghunathan, Ustad Shahid Pervez, Pt Ronu Majumdar, Pt Tarun Bhattacharya, Lalgudi G J R Krishnan, Kala Ramnath, Flute Shashank, Pt Gaurav Mazumdar, Mysore Nagaraj-Manjunath, Pt Tejendra Mazumdar, Anil Srinivasan, T M Krishna, Pt Habib Khan, Keith Peters, and many others.
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, his guru T Brinda, Shri R K Srikanthan, Shri K V Narayanaswamy, Dr Nedanoori Krishnamoorthy and Smt T Mukta. In recent times, some of his students have also been providing Chitravina or Veena accompaniment in concerts.
Traditional & Contemporary Dance & Operatic Creations
Dr Vyjayantimala Bali, Pt Birju Maharaj, Prof C V Chandrashekhar, Shri Adyar Lakshmanan, Guru Rhadha, Guru Saswati Sen, Dr Leela Samson, Smt Sanchita Bhattacharya, Smt Savithri Jagannatha Rao, Smt Hema Rajagopalan, Dr Shirley Mordine, Dr Chandrabhanu, Smt Lata Pada, Smt Ramya Ramnarayanan, Smt Menaka Thakkar, Smt Smitha Madhav and several others.
Legends and talents who have been part of some of Ravikiran’s major projects (or whose projects Ravikiran has been a part of) include:
Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, A R Rahman, Dr Sonal Mansingh, Dr Padma Subrahmanyam, Shri Shankar Mahadevan, Pete Locket, Smt Aruna Sairam, Shri Madurai G S Mani, Shri R K Padmanabha, Henric Andersen, Shri V S Narasimhan, Dr S Sowmya, Smt M S Sheela, Olivia Moore, Hyderabad Brothers, Malladi Brothers, Dr Nithyashree Mahadevan, Shri Unnikrishnan, Dr Pravin Godkhindi, Miguel Czachowski, Mylai Kartikeyan and hundreds of other talents.
In traditional concerts
Ravikiran’s recitals have been embellished immensely by stalwarts from age five including Dr M Chandrashekharan, Shri V V Subramanyam, Shri Ivvatoori Vijayeshwara Rao, Smt T Rukmini, Shri Chalakkudi Narayanaswami, Kum A Kanyakumari (Violin), Dr T K Murthy, Shri Palghat Raghu, Shri Umayalpuram Sivaraman, Shri Vellore Ramabhadran, Prof Trichy Sankaran, Shri T V Gopalakrishnan, Shri Karaikkudi Mani, Shri Tanjavur Upendran, Shri Guruvayur Dorai, Shri Dandamudi Ramamohan Rao, Shri Kamalakara Rao, Shri Chitti Veerabhadra Rao, Shri Mavelikkara Krishnan Kutty Nair, Shri Yella Venkateshwara Rao (Mrdangam), Shri Vikku Vinayakaram, Shri K M Vaidyanathan, Shri Bangalore Manjunath, Shri Palghat Sundaram (Ghatam), Shri V Nagarajan & Shri G Harishankar (Kanjira), Shri Haridwaramangalam A K Palanivel (Tavil), Shri Trichy Thayumanavan, Shri T H Subhashchandran (konnakkol) to name a few.