Ramnath Gopalkrishnan [Classical Saxophone Artiste]
Hailing from a legendary family of musicians attached to the Royalty of former Cochin State, G.Ramanathan is the 5th generation musician. Ramanathan had his early training in Vocal, Violin, Mridangam and ganjira from his father the living legend of Indian music Prof.T.V.Gopalakrishnan, popularly known as TVG. An artists with a natural flair for all instruments Ramanathan learnt the techniques from the Saxophone Samrat Kadri Gopalnath, who is also a senior disciple of Prof. TVG.
Sri. Ramanathan graduated in Indian music from the prestigious Madras university and in Western music from the Trinity college of Music, London. Ramanathan's early music career began with the blessings of the music wizard Ilaiyaraja, with whom he worked for over 15 years as also other popular music directors in the film world.
Along with this career, Ramanathan has evolved a style of his own meticulously guided by his father and Guru Sri. TVG, a style which is a blend of the mellifluous gayaki and the grandeur of the magic sax. He has now been working on the Midi sax, which is a very versatile and handy instrument with unlimited creative potential.
Ramanathan has been performing all over India and abroad- UK, Europe, Australia and Middle East. He has been composing music for documentaries & tele films. He recently scored music with great success for a stage production in Dance/Music involving Indian and British musicians. All his concerts have had rave reviews.
Ramanathan has also toured with father in performances, jazz, fusion etc in festivals in Europe and Australia, doing many roles like Mridangam, ganjira, sax, violin and voice and keyboard. He is also a committed teacher in music in the Academy of Indian music and arts, Vidyaapeetam, Chennai.