Breathing magical melodies on the Indian bamboo flute, Flute virtuoso Raman Kalyan is one of the leading flautists in the Carnatic style of music. Raman with his unique style has captivated audiences globally. Raman has released over 80 CDs and many DVDs & his most recent CD, Music for deep meditation reached the # 1 spot on the Apple iTunes world music charts & remained in the top 50 albums for more than 6 months. Raman has also been featured as a guest artist in more than 300 commercial recordings & Indian Movies. Raman is a top-ranking artist for the All India Radio & Doordarshan.
Apart from being a soloist, Raman has been a successful composer and has scored music for many audio /video albums, Dance Dramas, and theatre productions. Raman won the “Best Flautist Award” from Madras Music Academy twice for his concert during December Music Festival 2009 & 2013. Raman had the honor and privilege of being the first Indian Flautist to be featured in the Oklahoma symphony orchestra in 2019. Raman was also instrumental in collaborating with his disciple Mr. Ram Mallappa to produce the first-ever 3D printed Carnatic Flute. Raman has written two books on Carnatic flute training and also holds the record for recording over 500 ragas at around 500 various locations around the world.
Raman is a featured artist in the "Miles from India" tour & performs with legends Glen Velez (Grammy Winner), Dave Liebman (Grammy Winner), Mandolin Shrinivas, Selvaganesh (remember Shakti), Darryl Jones (Rolling Stones), John Beasley (Finding Nemo,) and has performed at the Montreal Jazz Festival, San Francisco Jazz Festival & Miles from India festival in Paris.
Raman has also performed with many Indian music legends including Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna, Dr. N. Ramani, Pt. Vishwamohan Bhatt (Grammy Winner), Ustad Shahid Pervez, Vikku Vinaykram (Grammy Winner) Pt. Anindo Chatterjee, Nikhil Ghosh, A.K Palanivel & has also been touring as a special guest with the legendary Singer & Guinness record holder K.J Yesudas.
Raman’s accompaniment for Martha Graham’s documentary “The Flute of Krishna has been appreciated globally and his Meditation music YouTube videos have been very popular with over 300,000 views. Raman, apart from performing Carnatic Solo, Jugalbandhi, Jazz, and contemporary world music, is also a pioneer in creating new genres such as music for deep meditation and Bollywood jazz.
Raman, blessed with a deep bass voice, has lent his voice for many CDs and teaches Carnatic Vocal music and Carnatic flute for hundreds of students across the globe. Raman is the founder president of Indo American Academy of Classical Music, an organization dedicated to propagating Classical music.