Vickneswaran Ramakrishnan

Vickneswaran Ramakrishnan or Vicky as he is lovingly known had started learning tabla at the tender age of 7 under the tutelage of  Rattan Singh in Malaysia. After a few years of training he then took further lessons under Didar Singh also from Malaysia. His passion for the instrument then drove him later to pursue the art of tabla as his career.

In 1998, Vicky went to Pune, India to undergo special trainig in Tabla under the tutelage of Ustad Hanif Mohamed Mirajkar who is the son of the legendary tabla wizard Ustad Mehboob Khan Saheb. During his 4 year stay in India, Vicky excelled in the art and was given good opportunities to play for internationally renouned artists namely, Ustad Usman Khan who is the international Dean for Hindusthani Classical Music for the Temple of Fine Arts international, and also participated in the Temple of Fine Arts International Orchestras which was conducted by Pandit Chandrakant Kapileshwari (vocal).

Vicky completed his training in Pune and acquired Tabla Visharad from the institute of Gandharva Mahavidyalaya in Pune and then went on to Perth where he is currently the tabla teacher for the Temple of Fine Arts, Perth.Vicky has been performing in various fields which includes Kathak, vocal, instrumental and of late has been venturing into the field of Fusion Music and World Music. His main aim is to carry out the dreams of his spiritual master the late Swami Shantanand Saraswathi Maharaj in the field of Tabla.

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