Personal milestones

  • Venkat Ram has won several "Best Violinist" awards in the Annual Conference of the prestigious Madras Music Academy, the latest being in year 2002 where he was awarded "Parur Sundaram Iyer Award for Senior Violinist'.

  • He has performed in most of the major sabha-s in the country and abroad (either solo concerts or as an accompanist).

  • Venkat featured in the "Trendsetter" column of the "The Hindu" newspaper in 1998.

  • In 1999, Venkat authored and released a multimedia CD on Tyagaraja's Ghana Raga Pancharatnam during the Tyagaraja festival held in Cleveland, USA. The CD featured multimedia presentation on Life and Times of Saint Tyagaraja as well as audio tracks of Panchratnam songs sung by Sanjay Subrahmanian and P Unnikrishnan.

  • Recently he has published a book, 'Tyagaraja Vachanamrita' with text, transliteration and translation of popular Tyagaraja's compositions.