Prasanna Ramaswamy

From being a pioneer in bringing the electric guitar to international acclaim as a concert instrument for the ancient Indian art form of Carnatic music, to being a force in the cutting edge of Jazz, Classical and World music, Prasanna continues to stun music enthusiasts with an ever-evolving palette of vocabulary as a composer and improviser.

Prasanna shares his vision and work with people around the world through performances and recordings that defy categorization, workshops and other interactive means. With an engineering degree in Naval Architecture from the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, he went on to pursue his passion for music and graduated Magna-Cum-Laude with an honors degree from the famed Berklee College of Music in Boston. While at Berklee, he won awards like the 'Berklee College of Music Composition Achievement Award' for outstanding work as a western composer and 'The Berklee College of Music Guitar Achievement Award? for outstanding work as a Jazz Guitarist?. Prasanna is also featured in a ?Berklee College of Music Guitar Album? released by BMG. Prasanna has won several major awards in carnatic music including the ?Lifetime Achievement Award for 2003? from H.H. Sri Jayendra Saraswathi, India?s most revered spiritual leader and ?Acharya? of the Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam.

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