Flute Virtuoso "Surmani" Raman, a child prodigy, master performer, composer, educator, collaborator & producer is one of the world's leading flautists in the Carnatic style of music. Adjudged as the "Best Flautist" twice by the Madras Music Academy India, he has released over 60 solo CDs globally and has featured as a guest in more than 300 audio/video commercials. Raman's Music for Deep Relaxation CD took the #1 spot on the Apple iTunes World Music Charts.


Flute Raman currently touring with Jazz Alto Saxophonist Guggenheim fellow, Doris Duke Performing Artist Awardee Rudresh Mahanthappa & Ragamala on " Song of the Jasmine " tour Click here for the tour schedule give the 2015 Song of the jasmine tour schedule

IAACM presents Flute Raman on USA / Canada tour with Mysore Srikanth on Violin & Arjun Kumar on Mridangam

Flute Raman has launched one of his dream projects www.carnaticlessons.com

Child Prodigy

Flute Virtuoso " Surmani" Raman, learnt Vocal music from his mother at the age of 4 and was child prodigy . His mother identified his musical talent and nurtured , moulded & shaped him .Raman was initiated to learn flute with Vidwan A.V Prakash by his grandfather Sri Ranganathan. Flute playing was natural to him and he leant the techniques & nuances very quickly and gave his first debut concert in mysore to a large public gathering and the local musicians Since then it has been a successful musical journey with prizes , awards ,accolades and exciting collaborations, projects and global tours. Raman won several accolades and titles like “Prathibha Rathna” Gold medal from Kanchi Kamokoti mutt , Government Scholarships and was featured in the All India Radio Children’s Programme ( Titled as Makkala Mantapa ) as a special guest several times Listening to Raman perform in one of the competitions

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Master Performer

  • Raman Kalyan, also known as Flute Raman, is one of the world’s leading flautists in the Carnatic style of music. His Charismatic showmanship as a performer has enabled him to perform globally and has captivated audiences in a number of India’s major music festivals and toured widely in USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Belgium, France, Germany, Switzerland, Sri Lanka, and Japan. On several occasions, he has had the privilege of performing duets along with his Guru, the great flute maestro Dr. N. Ramani.Raman has also been very successful as a music composer, scoring music for over 50 albums.

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Legends about Raman Kalyan

" I was very much impressed with Raman's flute playing in particular his pitch alignment is superb . There are not many Indian Flautists whose pitch so perfect "

- Mandolin Maestro U Shrinivas

" Raman's recordings and live performances are testimony to a profound musical sensible as a composer and a musician of the highest order "

- Glen Velez Four time Grammy Winner and Percussion Hall of Fame Inductee

"An exciting and enchanting talent who is impressive as well as expressive."

- Chitravina N. Ravikiran