Dr. Pantula Rama hails from a culturally abundant family of musicians,
poets and astrologers. Dr.Rama had her initial training in music under her
father Sri.Pantula Gopala Rao and continues to be the prime disciple of
‘Sangeeta Kalasagara’ Sri.Ivaturi Vijayeswara Rao. She enjoys the privilege
of having the brilliant musician Sri.M.S.N.Murthy as her soul mate.
Exhibiting prodigious talent, Rama gave her maiden concert at the age of 8.
Dr.Pantula Rama is highly regarded for her chaste, aesthetic and
intellectual style of singing. She is graded ‘A’ in vocal and ‘B-High’ in
Violin & Viola by All India Radio. She holds a PhD in music from Andhra
University. Her doctoral thesis has been published by Gyan Publishers of New
Delhi under the title – ‘Shaping of an ideal Carnatic Musician through
Sadhana’. She has been honoured with the title ‘Gayatri Sangeeta Vidwanmani’.
She is the recipient of many awards such as - ‘Outstanding Lady Vocalist’,
‘Best Pallavi Award’ from The Music Academy, Madras and ‘Ragam Tanam Pallavi
Award’ – Cleveland Tyagaraja Aradhana Festival. She has been performing all
over India and countries like Singapore, Thailand and USA. She is also a
Reiki Master in the traditional Usui system of natural healing.
Mutnuri Srinivasa Narasimha Murthy (M.S.N.) Murthy Hails from a music
family. Mother Smt. Mutnuri Jalajakshi is a veteran vocalist. He is a
Disciple of ‘Sangeeta Sahitya Kalanidhi’ Sriman N.Ch.Krishnamacharyulu.
M.S.N.Murthy started performing at an early age of ten.
He was exempted in age and selected as a casual artiste by All India Radio
at 14. He has been winning high degree of appreciation from listeners for
his purity of style, fine aesthetic sense and command over the instrument.
He has been awarded ‘Top Grade’ in Violin, ‘A Grade’ in Vocal & ‘A Grade’ in
Viola by All India Radio. He served All India Radio for 20 years as Staff
Artist (Violin) and opted for voluntary retirement. He has participated in
many National Programmes of
Music, Sangeet Sammelan Concerts and Jugalbandi concerts of All India Radio
Tanjore K.Murugaboopathi belongs to a family of artists and musicians. He
is hailed as one of India’s brightest stars and best percussionists in the
world of South Indian Carnatic music. One of the hallmarks of his playing is
his unique ability adapt his playing to any style of singing or instrumental
music. This has won him huge appreciation and a large following among both
artists and audiences alike. He had his initial training under
Prof.T.R.Srinivasan in the Tamilnadu Government Music College. After receiving
Visharada' with distinction from the Music College, he came under the guidance
of the great Mridangam Maestro Tanjore Upendran. He has won numerous awards
for his work from organizations in India and abroad including the Best Artist
award from the prestigious Music Academy Chennai India and Sivan Manram
Sydney, Australia. He is featured on hundreds of DVDs and CD’s being a
favorite artist of choice for all the leading lights of Indian music including
Madurai T.N. Seshagopalan, Sanjay Subramaniam, Sudha Ragunatha and Aruna
Sayeeram (vocals) Dr. N.Ramani and Shashank (Flute), U.Srinivas (Mandolin)
among others across the globe.