Sitar Concert

Sitar Concert

T. Radhakrishna


Saturday, October 22nd, 2011 @ 7:00 PM


Midwest Music Conservatory

15977 Clayton Rd.

Ballwin, MO 63011

Tickets: $15 General, $10 Students

Free for Sangeetha Members




RADHAKRISHNA’S early years of Indian Classical music with the Sitar were based on years of rigorous, dedicated practice since the age of 14, under the tutelage of his Guru the late PANDIT N. R RAMARAO, since the year 1968. During the year 1981, he received further guidance from PT. UMA SHANKAR MISHRA. Both the gurus are senior disciples of the world renowned Sitar maestro PANDIT RAVI SHANKAR.  Currently, Radhakrishna continues to receive guidance at an advanced level from PANDIT RAVI SHANKAR himself.


Radhakrishna turned into a regular broadcaster over All India Radio after winning the 1st place in the All India Radio Classical Music competition in 1976. For close to 30 years, he has frequently featured in Classical music recitals, and he has enthralled audiences in India and overseas. Radhakrishna has been invited to perform concerts at several prestigious universities in Europe and North America. A large number of his concerts have been telecast over many Television Networks in the United States and India.

Some of the prestigious events that Radhakrishna has performed at include the Camelion International Festival, Amsterdam; Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, London, the Music Academy- Madras; Sangeet Nritya Academy, ; Bangalore Kidney Foundation,  and Ram Navami festival, Fort High School, Bangalore, SPICMACAY among others.

Radhakrishna has lent his music in the acclaimed TV serial “Malgudi Days” by R. K. Narayan. He has also performed a unique “Sitar-Painting” duet, as he calls it, where he demonstrated his creativity by spontaneously responding to the painter, depicting the age-old Raga-Ragini tradition.

Radhakrishna is also a leading tourism and travel professional, and till recently was Managing Director of a large multinational travel and cruise company. He has now set up his own various business.

However, his unflinching love for and dedication to music makes him an uncompromising artist, enabling him to mature further in the true Maihar tradition.

Some Press Reviews

  1. “Radhakrishna is one of the most promising torchbearers of Pt. Ravi Shankar’s school of Sitar and an artist of great potential.” – Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, London
  2. “Listeners felt drenched by a shower of rhythmic melody” – Indian Express
  3. “Raag Marwa was marvelous in its structure and impressive in technique. – The Hindu
  4. “Assurance and commendable command over the Sitar” –Deccan Herald
  5. “From the very first moment he seemed to touch the core of the Raga. – Times of India
  6. “In using the Dhrupad Ang in Jod Alap in Bhimplas he came close to producing the human voice. – The Hindu, report of concert at Music Academy, Chennai