Narasimhan Ravikiran was born on February 12, 1967, in Mysore. He is an Indian stringed instrument player, singer, songwriter, and orator who coined melarmony. He is the son of Gottuvadhyam performer Chitravina Narasimhan and the grandson of Carnatic musician
. He made his debut in April 1969 in Bangalore. In August 1969 when he was two years old, he got interviewed by
Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer
Pandit Ravi Shankar
, M.S. Subbulakshmi, and Flute artist Mahalingam. One of his most talked-about performances was at XLIII Madras Music Conference. It was held at the Madras Conservatory of Music in December 1969 and won a scholarship from the college. After training with his father, Chitravina Narasimhan, Ravikiran made his debut as a singer in 1972 when he was five years old in Coimbatore. He established himself as a stringed instrument player at a very young age. In July 1985, he set a record for a 24-hour solo concert in Chennai. At age 12, he was exempted from performing professional shows for Indian Radio and Television (Doordarshan).
He was invited as India’s representative in France (1985), Switzerland (1987), Germany (1992), Brazil (2012) Years) in India and countries such as Poland, the Czech Republic, Austria, and Yugoslavia (1997). He has performed at many major events and venues around the world, including the Chicago World Music Festival, the Paris City Hall Theater, the Europalia Music Festival in Belgium, the Millennium Music Festival (U.K.), the Rudolstadt Music Festival in Germany, the Indian Music Masters Budapest, Saddles Wells Music Festival and Tate Modern Art Museum (U.K.), Esplanade (Singapore), Prince Concert Hall (Tokyo), Canadian Riviera Festival, Cleveland Arts Festival and Madison Arts Festival (USA).
From 1986 to 1996, Ravikiran trained with singer T. Brinda. He is known for exploring ways to revive traditional values among young people. In addition to traditional multi-sided recitals and collaborations with pianos, keyboards, guitars, and other instruments, he has also collaborated with other artists and performed many groundbreaking shows, including pure solo, kanjira, ghatam, and mridangam. He resumed his singing in 1999 and has since performed vocal shows for organizations in India and abroad, including the Cleveland Music Festival and the Chicago World Music Festival. His vocal albums include geniuses at work. Ravikiran introduced a series of technological innovations in chitravina. Ravikiran has created over 800 Indian classics and contemporary works, which is commendable. His classical Indian works include musical forms such as varnam, kriti, javali, tillana, and padam.