Srikanth Gopalakrishnan

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Srikanth Gopalakrishnan

Carnatic Vocalist & Musician

India

Srikanth Gopalakrishnan is a versatile and highly sought-after Classical Carnatic Vocal artist, musicologist, composer, and resource person.

Hailing from a family of musicians, Srikanth learnt the artform from his mother, the legendary Smt Leelavathy Gopalakrishnan from his childhood. He underwent advanced training from Sangeetha Kalanidhi Shri T M Thyagarajan, for nearly ten years.

He was awarded the Government of India Cultural Scholarship to undertake extensive training from Sangeetha Choodamani Shri O S Thiagarajan. He widened his reportoire by learning different
compositions from Stalwarts like Sangeetha Kalanidhi Shri T K Govinda Rao, Sangeetha Mahopadhyaya Shri T R Subramaniam and Sangeetha Vidwan Shri A Sundaresan.

A polyglot, Srikanth is recognized as an “A” Graded musician by All India Radio, Chennai. He holds a Master’s Degree in Indian Music from the University of Madras and a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science from Bangalore University.

Renowned as a prominent figure in the realm of Carnatic Music, he has conducted extensive research on compositions by various composers affiliated with the Mysore Samasthana, thereby revitalizing numerous pieces. His comprehensive investigations have also focused on the Haridasas of Karnataka. Furthermore, he has crafted melodies for more than 300 Devarnaamas, multiple Azhwars’ Divya Prabandhams, Veera Shaiva Vachanas, Bhajans, and compositions of Sri Subramanya Bharathi.

He has many CDs to his credit, released by coveted Recording Companies.

Srikanth has been honored with numerous titles, with some of the most notable ones including Asthana Vidwan of Sri Kanchi Mutt, the Best Concert Award by The Music Academy in Chennai, Nada Vedha Bhushanam by Vedic University in Florida, USA, Ganakala Bhaskara, Sangeetha Kala Saarathy, Sangeetha Swara Shreshta, Sathya Gandharva Gana Kala Sundaram, Nrithya Sangeetha Kala Bharathy, Bhava Gaana Gandharva, Sangeetha Kala Vipanchee, Professional Excellence Award, and Youth Excellence Award by the Rotary Club of Madras West, among others.

Renowned for his sensitive and soulful renditions, Srikanth has unearthed numerous ragas. Over the past 35 years, he has consistently delivered solo concerts and accompanied numerous leading dancers worldwide. His extensive touring involves performing, conducting workshops, and delivering lectures across various platforms.



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