Ghatam Karthick | FILM / FUSION




Performing and Recording with almost all the legendary Musicians of Indian Classical Music. Acclaimed as one of the most sought after artiste on Ghatam.

Presently working with 2009 Oscar Award Winner – A.R.Rahman (in his recordings as session artiste and part of his on stage performances).

Collaborated with Global rhythms of Miami University, Ohio, as an invited Guest Artiste and also in their symphony presentations.
Toured and performed with Grammy award winner and Celebrated Bass Guitar Legend Victor Wooten all over in India (April 2010, in Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Bangalore).
Given workshops at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA (August 2008).

Featured in the Raj Hans Orchestra from Belgium – performance at the United Nations in New York (1996) and tours of Belgium and India. Orchestrated by Finnish Composer Hans Vermeersch.
Teaching / Concerts for International Workshop ” EAST IN WEST ” at Conservatorium, Copenhagen, Denmark – (1998).

Performed Fusion concert at National Academy of Sciences, Washington DC with the National Symphony Orchestra with American Musicians (1998).

Performed at the Getty Hall at Hollywood in Los Angeles, CA premiering a work composed by noted composer Prof. Jack Jarrett of Berklee College of Music. (1998)
Documented in a book on Indian music written by German Indologist Mr. Ludwig Pesch, published by Oxford Press.

Participated in the Musica Sacra International – (World Sacred Music Festival) Marktoberdorf, Germany 1998 and also had inter-active sessions with Czechoslovakian Musicians at the Oriental Festival, France 2002.
Presented Lecture–demonstrations on Musical Instruments for the University Students at Murdoch University, Perth – AUSTRALIA, August 2002

Workshop on Indian Rhythm for Royal Academy of Ballet, London for Ballet dancers along with the famous Bharatanatyam dance legend Mrs. Krishnaveni Lakshmanan of Kalakshetra (2001)

Duet concerts with French Pianist Ariane Grey Hubert, France and India and also released (all over Europe) the album “Beyond the Classical Worlds”. (2003)

Featured in the Album “Crosswinds” – Indo – Belgium Fusion Album brought out by Oriental Records International, Inc. (1997)

Featured in “Sanaatanaa’” composed by Guitar Prasanna, premiered in UK, involving Western Musicians, Bharatanatyam and Ballet dancers. (2001)

Performed for Finnish Composer Eero Hämeenniemi’s Innovative work based on Ancient Tamil Poetry with Avanti Orchestra at the Helsinki festival. (2009)

Worked as the Faculty of Indian studies at the Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music for the first five Semesters from its inception, working with many well known Jazz musicians from all around the world.

Given training sessions for many Foreign Students visiting India and thru online teaching.
Contributed for many journals/magazines in varied topics.

Major Venues
City, Country
Symphony Space HallNew York, NY, USA1995
Bharatiya Vidya BhavanLondon, UK1996
United NationsNew York, NY, USA1996
Live at Radio FranceParis, France1996
Queen Elizabeth HallLondon, UK2001
South African UniversitiesSouth Africa1996
Theatre de VilleParis, France2009
York UniversityToronto, Canada1997
Modigliani AuditoriumPadova, Italy2000
Rtymusik ConservatoriumCopenhagen, Denmark2000
National Academy of SciencesWashington DC, USA1998
World Sacred Music FestivalMarktoberdorf, Germany1998
Tropical InstituteAmsterdam, Netherlands2008
Radio KolnBonn, Germany2000
Museum RietbergZurich, Switzerland2000
City of HalleinVienna, Austria 1998
The Getty HallLos Angeles, CA, USA1998
Vivekananda CenterMalaysia1998
MITBoston, USA2008
Royal Dutch MuseumAmsterdam, Netherlands2008
Berklee College of MusicBoston, MA, USA 2008
Brown UniversityProvidence, RI, USA2000
University of MassachusettsAmherst, MA, USA2000
University of Notre DameSouth Bend, IN, USA2000
Potsdam UniversityPotsdam, NY, USA2000
Tropen MuseumAmsterdam, Netherlands2008
Oriental FestivalFrance2001
Summer Musical FeteFrance2001