KANCHI KAAMAKOTI PEETA AASTHAANA VIDWAN,
KEMPEGOWADA STATE AWARDEE, KALAABHUSHANA
FLUTE VIDWAN B.K.ANANTHA RAM
Vidwan B.K. Anantha Ram comes from a family of musicians Graded Artistes of AIR and Dooradharshan Vid. B.K. Anantha Ram is the son of Veteran Vocalist Smt. A. Rajamma Keshavamurthy who has numerous awards to her credit. Anantha Ram has undergone his tutelage under stalwarts like Late C.M. Maduranath, Late- B.N. Suresh, Late Sri. Anoor Ramakrishna, Sri M.R.Doraswamy, Dr.N.Ramani, Padmabhushana.Dr. R.K. Srikantan & Sri R.S. Ramakanth. Founder & Managing Trustee of VAMSHI ACADEMY OF MUSIC TRUST since 1998 an Organisation established to promote Karnatic Music and create Stage for the Veteran & Upcoming Artists, and to create awareness among the General Public about Kanatic Music, the Academy has provided stage for 2000 artists and honored with annual Vamshi Puraskar to about 60 veteran artists, Organizations and art patrons so far.
Recipient of Sr. Fellowship from H.R.D. Culture Dept. Govt. of India for carrying on project called Karnataka Venu Parampare, Recipient of Kempegowda State Award, Artist of the year 2011 from Sri Rama Seva Mandali, Bengalooru, International Artiste of the year award from Rotary Bangalore West & prestigious organizations have felicitated him with many awards. He has been giving his Flute concerts for over 4 decades in all most all leading sabhas & music festivals in & out of Karnataka State & in festivals like Mysore Dasara, Hampi Festival, Sri Sringeri Sharada Peetam, Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam on the occasion of Sri Shankara Jayanthi & had the blessings of His Holiness Sri Sri Swamiji of Kanchi Peetam, Played in front of the delegation of chief justice of Supreme Court of Canada. Has toured USA earlier & performed in leading Hindu Temples of North America & Performed at Pittsburgh, Chicago, New York, New Jersey, Washington, Detroit, St. Louis, Nashville, Philadelphia, Flint, Kentucky Western University, Villanova University, Tuscaloosa University-Alabama, Moosic-PA, Atlanta-GA, Birmingham-GA, Sacramento University, CA to name a few, & Played at World Kannada Meet at Qatar-Doha, Bahrain, & 7th AKKA World Kannada Convention at Atlanta, GA-USA.BBC TV has recorded their porgrame for the episode Inside Story, & ABC TV recorded his programme for One World One Music, their programme has been telecast by Bangalore DD, Udaya TV, ETV.
- Graded artistes of All India Radio and Door Darshan
- Empanelled Artistes of Indian Council for Cultural Relations (I.C.C.R) Ministry of External Affairs
- International Artist of the year from Rotary Club - West, Malleshwaram,Bengaluru
- Artist of the year 2011 - Award from Sri Rama Seva Mandali, Chamarajapet, Bengaluru
- On the panel of judges in Centre for Cultural Resources Training, Govt. of
- India, Dept. of Kannada & Culture, Karnataka Sangita Nrutya Academy, Govt. of Karnataka
- Managing Trustee,Vamshi Academy of Music Trust since 1998 Exclusively for the cause of Flute & also other forms of Karnatic Classical Music, to create Awareness in Music,to create a stage for upcoming & veteran musicians & Honoring an organization (working for the cause of Music), Veteran Flautist &Sr.Musician
- Has toured all over USA and played in many prestigious organizations and Hindu Temples
- Played at World Kannada Meets at Qatar-Doha, Bahrain & 7th World Kannada Convention 2012 at Atlanta, USA
- World famous Mysore Dasara Festival & Hampi Festival & Kadambothsava Festival.
- For B.B.C.T.V in the Episode Inside Story
- In front of Delegation led by Chief Justice Supreme Court of CANADA & Honorable C.M. of Karnataka
- On the occasion of the 70th Birthday Celebrations & book release of Sri KaranSingh, M.P
- Thirumala Tirupathi Devastanam (Naada Neeraajanam)
- Played in the friendship Treaty of BSF and Bangladesh at Bangalore in front of the Bangladesh Delegation
- Released 10 Audio Albums Mohanavamshi, Keeraani, East-West Meets, Amithamrutha, Pibare Ramarasam, Flute & Rhythms, Lilting Flutes
- Released 9 volume Video C.D in the name of You Too Can Learn Karnatic Flute
- Sri Sringeri Navarathri Festival…Blessed & honoured by H.H.Sri.Sri Jagadguru of Shankara Mutt
- Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam …Blessed & honored by H.H.Sri.Sri of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam.
- Udupi Sri Krishna Temple…Blessed & honored by H.H.Sri.Sri Pehawar Swamiji.
- 7th International Congress on Pastoral Care & Counseling
- National Center of Performing Arts, Music Triangle, Muland Fine Arts….All at Bombay.
- Karnatak Utsav (Karnataka Kalavaibhav festival) held at New Delhi dedicated to artistes of Karnataka sponsored by Dept. of Kannada & Culture.
- Karntaka Utasv held at Guahati (Assam State) conducted by Karnataka Sangitha Nruthya Academy.
- Manipal Institute of Technology in connection with SPIC-MACAY programme.
- Sri Krishna Kala Kshetra, ISKON-Bangalore
- Sri Ganapathi Sachidananda Ashram…Blessed & honored with a Golden Bracelet by Sri.Sri H.H. Ganapathi Sachidanada Swamiji.
- Sri Sai Mandir, Bangalore..Blessed & honored with a Golden Ring by Sri. Sri. Gopalakrishna Baba .
- Mudra’s Janaka-Janya Festival, Bhatath Kalachar Sabha, Music Education Trust Delhi & Chennai Chapter, Krishna Gana Sabha, Nandi Fine Art….All At Chennai
- Karnataka Ganakala Parishath’s Music Conference at Sri Kukke Subramanya & Bijapur
- E-T.V, Udaya TV, Suprabath TV
- Malleswaram Sangeetha Sabha, R.M.V.Sabha, RT.Nagar Sangitha Sabha…..
- Bhavanothasav of Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan, Bangalore Centre
- All Night Sangeeth Samaroh- SMTUTHI Renuka Sangeetha Sabha
- All Night Music Festival of Gururao Deshpande Sangeet Sabha
- All Night Music Festival conducted by Fireflies Ashram of Sacred Music