percussionists in the United States. His Mridangam performances have won him wide
appreciation from audiences. His training in Mridangam started at the age of seven from Shri.
Ardhanareeswaran, and he continues his advanced training from Bangalore Shri. Arjun Kumar
and Shri. Umayalpuram Sivaraman.
The purity and sophistication of Vinod’s mridangam training has enabled him to not only
accompany an astonishing variety of musicians, but also given him the freedom to innovate and
create meaningfully. Vinod has shared the stage with at least four generations of Carnatic
musicians that includes R K Srikantan, Dr. M Balamuralikrishna, T N Seshagopalan, Dr. N
Ramani, Chitravina Ravikiran, Sudha Raghunathan etc.
Vinod is passionate about keeping up the purity of his traditional legacy even in collaborative
ventures. He has composed and arranged the rhythm for many percussion ensembles. He is a
popular teacher, and his students are regular features in music festivals and competitions. His
vision is to work with a variety of musicians and propagate Indian percussion to diverse
audiences across the globe