Published by: cineadmin on January 30, 2015
Abhishek Raghuram, a child prodigy who hails from a family that brims with legendary musicians, has flowered into a high caliber artist with rare talent. Through the unique guidance of his grandfather, the mridangam legend, Sri Palghat Raghu and as a disciple of Vidwan Sri.P.S.Narayanaswamy, Abhishek has gained a deep insight into the intricacies of music.
At the age of 7, Abhishek was awarded the ‘Gold Medal for Mridangam’ in the Mazhalai Medhai Contest (An all India contest organized by the Tamil magazine Ananda Vikatan to spot talents in various fields). In 1996, He also won 1st place in the Pallavi singing competition organized by S.Balachander Trust – Madras.
He has been a performing vocal artist since 1994, when he gave his 1st performance at the age of 9 under the auspices of the Percussive Arts Centre, in Bangalore. Since then he has performed all over India for various organizations in the country, and gave his first international concert tour in America in 1999 with his grandfather, Palghat Raghu. A second successful concert tour of America and Canada took place in 2008.