Charumathi Raghuraman, is a young violin virtuoso in the South Indian music tradition. A precocious talent, she started learning first from her mother Smt. Rama Raghuraman, then continued formalized training with the respected Guru Smt. T. R. Balamani, and soon thereafter, at the suggestion of the iconic violinist of South India, Padma Bhushan Prof. T. N. Krishnan, Charumathi became his official and ardent disciple in 1995. She also studies Carnatic vocal music with the renowned teacher Padma Bhushan Sri. P. S. Narayanaswami.
She played her debut concert along side Prof. T. N. Krishnan in 1998 and since then has been performing regularly both as a soloist and accompanist. She was awarded the CCR &T, Government of India scholarship in violin from 1998.
She is the recipient of many awards for violin play including the ‘Best Violinist’ awards for the years 2001, 2002, 2004 and 2006, and the ‘Outstanding Young Violinist’ award in 2007-08 from The Music Academy (Madras); ‘Ramabhadran Centenary Award’ for the Most Promising Young Musician of the Year 2013 from Tag Corporation, India; ‘Sangeetha Saptha Sagara’ title from SAFE in 2014; ‘Best Foreign Instrument Handling’ award from Narada Gana Sabha; ‘Young Achiever award’ from Rotary Club; and ‘Best Violinist’ awards from various institutions like Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, Indian Fine Arts Society etc.
Charumathi has travelled widely across India and performed in prestigious music festivals and institutions over the last 14 years. In 2011, Charumathi was invited to participate in The Woodford Folk Festival, an annual music festival held in Brisbane, Australia. A year later, Charumathi was part of a cultural delegation organized by ICCR (New Delhi) to tour Brazil. She also participated in a collaborative concert with the Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra, USA. She has travelled widely for other performances in USA, Middle East, Singapore etc.
Academically, she holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Xavier Institute.