Ravi Iyer

Bio

Ravi Iyer

Ravi Iyer, based out of Mumbai (India), is a Guitar Mentor, Performer and Composer.

 

He began his musical journey at the age of 7 and began his formal training in Tabla, under the tutelage of Late Shri Vasantrao Acharekar. Later in his teens Ravi took up the Guitar and has been trained under reputed instructors Mr. Bismark, Mr. Christopher Rodriques and Mr. John Timothy respectively.

 

Been over 3 decades that he has mentored innumerable students himself, has given countless number of live performances with his earlier rock bands, currently tours with his world fusion project across India & Internationally, has released 4 albums in the rock / fusion genres, sessions as guitar player for live concerts / studio sessions  and scores music for commercial projects.

 

He has performed with some of the biggest names in the fusion music genre like Dr. L Subramaniam, Ustad Fazal Qureshi, Padmabushan Shri Vikku Vinayakram,  Shri Sivamani, and  Pandit Ravi Chary.

 

Concert Milestones, to name a few...

 

Live Sessions

India By The Nile (Egypt) with Dr. L. Subramaniam, April 2017

The Times Of India Swar Sangam Jugalbandhi Music Festival, Bangalore with Dr. L. Subramaniam 2017

The Lakshminarayana Global Music Festival  2017, with Dr. L. Subramaniam

Ustad Alla Rakha Sangeet Sammelan 2016, Jalandhar, Punjab, with Ustad Fazal Qureshi

Ustad Alla Rakha's 97th birth anniversary celebration, Pune 2016

Dr. L. Subramaniam in Hyderabad and Singapore

The Water Festival with Ustad Fazal Qureshi, Ahmedabad 2011-2012

 

Headlining Concerts & Collaborations with VRAVI

Apart from countless number of prestigious corporate events that he has headlined few of the many live concerts, festivals and collaborations are listed below;

Shared stage with Maestro Louiz Banks and part of MIX THE CITY, an unique world wide collaboration project curated by The British Council 2017

Shared stage with Padmabushan Vikku Vinayakram at Pashan Festival, Pune 2014

Headlined The Taehwa River International Jazz Festival in Ulsan (South Korea) Sept’ 2014

Kasauli Rhythm & Blues Festival 2016 with Ustad Fazal Qureshi and Pandit Ravi Chary

Headlined at The Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, Mumbai 2011

Performed in USA at The Chittirai Festival, San Francisco, The Indian Embassy New York and at The North Castle Library Auditorium, Armonk 2012

Sanskruti Arts Festival, Thane 2015

Headlined at The Monsoon Festival, Osho Ashram, Pune 2015.

 

Ravi Iyer is known for his unique style of performance with his custom made guitar fusing a rare synthesis of Western and Indian Classical Music with strong melodic and rhythmic arrangements.