ARUN RAMAMURTHY is a versatile violinist and educator based in Brooklyn, NY. A disciple of the celebrated Carnatic violinist brothers, Dr. Mysore Manjunath & Sri Mysore Nagaraj and the esteemed violinist Sri A. Ananthakrishnan, Arun has become one of the country’s leading Carnatic Classical and crossover musicians. Growing up in New Jersey, he trained in both Indian and Western classical styles.
He has carved a niche for himself as a multifaceted artist, performing internationally in both traditional Carnatic and Hindustani settings as well as bridging genres with his own innovative projects. Arun has been fortunate to perform with artists like Dr. M. Balamurali Krishna, Sudha Ragunathan, Anindo Chatterjee, T.N. Seshagopoloan, Mashkoor Ali Khan, Amir ElSaffar, Marc Cary, Awa Sangho among others. Arun's music has brought him prestigious stages like Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, Celebrate Brooklyn, Pioneer Works and more.
He leads the Arun Ramamurthy Trio, an ensemble that brings a fresh approach to age-old South Indian classical repertoire and raga inspired originals. It's been called “a beautiful, exotic, ear-opening listening experience” by All About Jazz, and "...a captivating and inspirational listening experience" by the Midwest Book Review.
Arun is a co-founder and an Artistic Director of Brooklyn Raga Massive, a globally recognized collective of forward thinking musicians rooted-in and inspired-by the classical music of India. Through BRM, Arun has curated and performed in a multitude of concerts incorporating music from all over the world. In the years earlier, he created the concert series Carnatic Sundays at Cornelia Street Café, an iconic jazz venue in New York’s West Village.
As an educator, Arun teaches students ranging from beginners to professional musicians in Indian music performance, technique and theory. He has taught workshops on Indian classical music at music schools, universities, conservatories and summer music programs.