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Saketharaman is a sought after top Carnatic musician, and a prime-time performer during the Margazhi festival. Known for his virtuosity and classicism, he is also an innovator who finds immense possibilities within the grammar and framework of traditional Carnatic music. He is the prime disciple of legend Lalgudi Jayaraman and is currently under the tutelage of senior Vidwan Nagai Muralidharan.

As a performer, His ultimate goal in music is spiritual. Even while steeped deep in the traditions of classical music, including elements such as bhakti and devotion, his music is promisingly forward-looking. He is fearless with his manodharma and experimentation, and he is very expressive, energetic and robust on the concert stage.

His dexterity in delivering rare ragas, long and complex compositions – particularly those with a lot of variations – and his proclivity to explore lesser known areas of music without tinkering with the basic structure make him unique on stage. His purity of notes, diction, clarity of musical expressions – including complex phrases – precision of delivery and delectable laya make him a delight to watch and showcase his discernible music prowess.

Besides being a star performer, who has won several accolades such as the Yuva Puraskar from the Sangeet Natak Akademi and best vocalist award from the Madras Music Academy for three consecutive years, Saketharaman is also a prolific composer, often called “Prince of Pallavis”. He has composed over 150 Ragam Thanam Pallavi, with intellectual exploration of Laya and Ragam, and even the languages. “Sapthaswara Saptharaaga Sapthathaala Pallavi”, “Ashtagowlai Pallavi”, “Mutilingual Pallavi”, “Swarakshara pallavi” to name a few. He has set to tune many other texts such as Meera bhajans and compositions of Annamacharya, Sankaracharya, Purandaradasa, Sadasiva Brahmendral, Subramania Bharathi among others.