B.Sivaramakrishna Rao is a musical genius to reckon with in Chennai. A child prodigy with tuneful genes, he has built on natural musical endowments to evolve into a multifariously talented performer and composer. A master of the queen of musical instruments, the Sitar, he plays Thyagaraja Krithis with as much as panache as a Hindustani Gat. Sivaramakrishna has come a long way since he began learning the rudiments of music at the age of seven from his musician father B.Sudarshana Rao, who raised all his give kids in a musical milieu. The creative ambience at home enabled Sivaramakrishna opt for his instrument at an early age. He got trained rigoursly under Pandit Subba Rao, a reputed Sitar and Rudra Veena exponent. The most defining moment of Sivaramakrishna's musical growth was his tutelage under Ustad Ahmad Hussain Khan, an exponent of the Milan Achpal Gharana which is know for lyrical beauty in the slower movements and purity with clarity of tone in the swifter passages.
Raga - Purya Kalyan Vilambat Gath in Teental 16 beats
Rag - Malkauns Alap
Followed by Druth in Teental
Tabla Solo - Teental
Sri Ramachandra Tulsidas Bhajan - 7 Beats
Raghupathi Raghava - Keherwa - 8 beats