A Vocal Performer, Recording Artist, a Composer and a Teacher.
Raghuram was born to a musical family, his father, Late Vid R A Rajagopalan was a renowned Mridangist/Ghatam Artist and his mother, Smt Rama is an ardent fan of Carnatic Music. Raghuram started learning Mridangam from his father at the age of 3. His formal initiation into Carnatic Vocals began at the age of 5 under Vid Chingamani. Later, he received an advanced training from Ganakalabhooshana R A Ramamani and TAS Mani. He also learnt Light Music (Sugama Sangeetha) under Vid Pusthakam Rama for several years.
He started vocal performances at the age of 16 alongside teaching Carnatic Vocals at Rhythms Institute. He received “Pratibhakankshi Award” from the Rama Seva Mandali in 2006. His metier has been his passionate adherence to Manodharma Sangeetha. He specialises in Vocal Improvisations and Complex Rhythmic Patterns. He has also worked for a Indo-French fusion album called “Rhythm n Raga” collaborating with World Music Conservatory.
He has performed in All India Radio (AIR) and televisions. He has accompanied Vocals to Percussion Ensembles at SVBC Channel’s popular program “Nada Neerajanam”. He has given concerts at Madras Music Academy - Chennai, Gayana Samaja - Bangalore and many more Sabha Kutcheris in India. He also has many audio records to his credits.
In 2012, he accompanied vocals for a dance performance. From then on, he has extensively worked with many reputed dancers like Vani Ganapathy, Nirupama - Rajendra, Lakshmi Gopalaswamy, Kiran Subrahmanyam, Padmini Ravi, Praveen Kumar, Veena Murthy Vijay and many more. He has travelled globally for Taalavadya Kutcheries (Percussion Ensembles), Vocal Concerts and Dance Accompaniments.
In 2017 and 2018, he sang for Kannada Films associating with music directors Amit Anand and Mithun Mukundan. As a Composer, he has composed music to many Dance Productions and Ballets. He is an active performer and has performed at most of the major music festivals in India and all around. He also teaches Carnatic vocal lessons Online and has students Worldwide.