Vittal Ramamurthy is a leading violinist in the Carnatic music tradition of South India. He is an an excellent accompanis and an outstanding soloist. He is a Grade ‘A’ artiste of All India Radio and has performed extensively in national radio and television and in addition to live concerts. He started learning Carnatic music from his mother and started his violin training under his guru Hosahalli Venkatram and T. Rukmini and continued under the tutelage of Lalgudi G. Jayaraman.
His authentic rendering of Carnatic music is rich with creativity and innovative style. His playing scores high on the melody scale and His excellent style encompasses aesthetic grace, rhythmic accuracy and captivating melody. His style is to subtly blend with and complement the main performer in the best traditions of the Lalgudi style. He has a strong vocal background also. This adds essence to the quintessence of the Lalgudi style which is characterised by purity, clarity, melody and above all deep emphasis on Sahitya.
He has also accompanied great instrumental stalwarts like N. Ramani,Kadri Gopalnath, N. Ravikiran , Shashank Subramanyam. He has participated in the World Music Festival in ‘Théâtre de la Ville’, Paris and other International Festivals in Singapore and Dubai. In addition to his solo recordings, he has accompanied all the popular artistes in hundreds of commercial audio recordings. He has performed in 1500+ concerts worldwide and is the recipient of numerous awards.
- Yuva Kala Bharathi
- Swara Gyana Bharathi
- Best Violinist award from Music Academy and Sri Krishna Gana Sabha of Chennai.
- Asthana Vidwan of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam
- Vadya Kala Vipanchee
- Best Teacher Award from the VD Swami Arts Academy
- Maharajapuram Santhanam Foundation Meritorious Award for Achievement
- Vigneshwara Gana Mani Award from Sri Vigneshwara Cultural Academy
- Asthana Vidwan of Sri Dakshinamnaya Sringeri Sharada Peetham