"Child prodigies endure varied fates; the leap from prodigy to maestro is slippery. To meet a prodigy grown into a consummate musician, still child-like in his enthusiasm, is to meet Ravikiran", Folk Roots (London, 1998).
Since his grand entrance at age two, Ravikiran has been one of the most inspiring ambassadors of Indian music and culture. The substance and quality of his contributions in the versatile roles of instrumentalist, vocalist, composer, guru, author and orator are held in the highest regard across cultures. Ravikiran is the innovator of the world music concept Melharmony, creator of North American Melharmonic Orchestra (NAMO) and founder of The International Foundation for Carnatic Music (IFCM). Passionate about adding value to music and society, he has inspired millions of dollars of support for charities including Tsunami Relief, Hospitals and diverse other social & cultural causes across the world.