Charumathi Raghuraman, violinist in the Carnatic, South Indian musical tradition, is one of the premier young virtuosos of today. Seeing an inborn musical awareness at the tender age of five, she had her initial training with gurus, Smt. T.R. Balamani and Sri. N. Krishnan in Bombay.
Soon thereafter, the iconic violinist of South India, Sri. T. N. Krishnan noticed her precocious talent and ever since Charumathi has been an ardent disciple of the great violinist. Her playing is marked by wonderful sensitivity and excellent technique. To her credit, she also studies Carnatic vocal music with the great teacher Sri. P.S. Narayanaswami in Chennai, India.
A becoming bani, the capacity to translate her musical ideas into performance and confidence oozing from start to finish, Charumathi is certainly set to go places. "Koluvaiyunnade" was a bright rendition with madyamakala swaras in keeping with the raga. The swaroopa of Bhairavi and the Dhurita sequences infused with pep and vigour established a special equation with the rasika.