As a performer, Ramprasadh is well known for his uncompromising adherence to the core techniques, and yet with unbounded “Manodharma" explorations he renders profound musical experiences. With a majestic voice, panoramic range of vocal capabilities, deep understanding of the vast range of texts (in Sanskrit, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Marathi and Hindi) and poetries of compositions to his repertoire, he is one of the most respected musicians amongst the veterans of Carnatic music at these times.
An ‘A-grade’ All India Radio Artist, his programs have been broadcasted on radio and television in State, Zonal, and National networks, since over the past 25 years. He is an empaneled artist of Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR). Ramprasadh has performed in most major venues in India and across different countries in the world including USA, UK, Switzerland, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Italy, Austria, Sri Lanka, Singapore, and Malaysia.
Ramprasadh’s initial training in music was from Mahalakshmi Natrajan (Bombay) and Sharada Satyanarayana. He received advanced training from maestros like Padma Bhushan P.S. Narayanaswamy, Sangita Kalacharya S Rajam, TV Gopalakrishnan and R.R. Keshavamurthy. His vast repertoire reflects the commendable musical lineage that he carries forward and beyond.
“Majestically developed Kambhoji varna brought back to one’s mind Ariyakudi…deep hued Varali shifted the attention to Semmangudi…this artist is a new shoot in the lofty tree of tradition…firm, melodious, and deep voice with perfect command over raga, laya, and bhava." G.T.Narayana Rao, The Hindu, Bangalore “Crowd was spellbound as renowned Carnatic vocalist T .V. Ramprasadh rendered songs with a perfect blend of classical artistry and voice… commanded admiration with a rare musical work in Rishabapriya raga, ‘Mahatmule…’ .." The Hindu
“Ramprasadh has apparently understood the truth of maxim – ‘Music must weave its golden ladder strand by strand..’ he not only exhibited functional expertise in things like purity of notes, correct kalapramana and padantara, but also exhibited a mindset that had intuitive awareness of the emphasis to be laid on raga alapana….let his imagination soar to beautiful heights…touched fine levels…irresistible bhava literally oozed…good fibre." K.S. Mahadevan, Indian Express, Madras
“With gurus such as R.R. Keshavamurthy, T.V. Gopalakrishnan, S. Rajam and P.S. Narayanaswamy, whose styles are distinctly different, T.V. Ramprasadh has evolved a style of his own that includes remarkable traits of all the above, but copies none. He made an instant appeal with his soft, caressing voice.
Swati Thirunal’s Ata tala varnam ‘Sarasija Nabha Ninnu,’ in Khambodi with which he began, opened the floodgates of high quality music without too many frills, or ostentation… V.V. Ravi’s violin and Melakkaveri K. Balaji’s mridangam commanded admiration right from the beginning and all the three musicians equally contributed to the sowkya bhava that reigned supreme that day." The Hindu
“Ramprasadh’s Bhairavi was the highpoint of his 90-minute concert. The raga exposition was a perfect manifestation of the vocalist’s musical conception." The Hindu
“T.V.Ramprasadh has made remarkable accomplishment in the field…unique and special sancharas were enlivening…balanced mixture of gamakas, jarus and birgas with immense raaga bhava…excellent control over concepts of manodharma and dexterity in a neat presentation…has depth and weight based on pure and traditional classical music." Meera, Times of India, Bangalore
“Vocal with feeling…T.V.Ramprasadh is emerging as one of the leading vocalists…detailed alapana with meaningful neraval and well knit swara prasthara." Mysore V Subramanya, Deccan Herald, Bangalore
“Appealing Voice Modulation…melodious, full throated & wide ranging voice…was under perfect control…his ornamentations were not only aesthetic and artistic but also rhythmically neat and taut too…Ramprasadh’s Kalyani spoke for his expertise and excellence…was evocative…the ragam thanam pallavi was highly appreciated because of his imaginative interpretation." M. Suryaprasad, The Hindu, Bangalore
“T.V.Ramprasadh gave a stirring example of a vocalist possessed…he showed sensitivity for form and content of his ragas…neat neraval enriching his aural imagery…swara prasthara was equally good…it revealed that he had matured in the environment of tradition…Rendered with a touch of emotion…keeping the listeners interest high…kritis reverberated with intense feeling." S.N.Chandrashekar, Indian Express
“Maturity showed well in the singer’s sonorous recital…with excellent neraval and kalpana swaras rendered in the late Chembai style. Correct diction, excellent modulation combined with appropriate gamakas marked Ramprasadh’s rendition." Lochana, Times of India
“TVR’s Voice has added resonance and range…the challenging alaapana in Ahiri raga was sung with deep sensitivity and a polished manodharma…rendition was topped by unending sweetness…rich voice beautifully hined and crystal clear…alapana embellished with delicate sancharas…Thyagaraja’s O Rangasayee was classy indeed…neraval with swaras was a treat of high quality music." M. Suryaprasad, The Hindu, Bangalore
For his significant contributions to the field of Arts, Ramprasadh has been awarded the titles:
Asthaana Vidwaan – Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam, Kanchipuram;
Gana Kala Shree – Karnataka Ganakala Parishath;
Naada Vallabha – Chennai;
Gayana Gandharva – New Delhi;
Ganakala Visharada – USA;
Youth Excellence Award- from Rotary Club of Madras;
Best Vocalist awards from Music Academy, Krishna Gana Sabha and Indian Fine Arts Society in successive years.