Srikrishna Mohan and Ramkumar Mohan are young Carnatic (South Indian Classical Music) Vocalists, popularly known as Trichur Brothers.
They are sons of Senior Mridanga Vidwan Shri Trichur R Mohan and belong to the 'Sitaram Group', a traditional business family based in Trichur, Kerala.
They were titled 'Trichur Brothers' by none other than His Holiness, Jagadguru Shankaracharya Shri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamigal of Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Matam and ever since, the brothers have been performing under this banner. They have been extremely fortunate and blessed to perform in the divine presence of the Kanchi Acharyas, Bhagvan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, His Holiness Shri Mysore Ganapathi Sachidananda Swamiji, Parama Poojya Sri Sivan Sir, Parama Poojya Shri Govinda Damodara Swamigal of Triplicane, Parama Poojya Shri Dayanand Saraswathi Swamigal, etc.
The duo began presenting concerts in the late 1990's and in a very short span were regularly featured in the Chennai December Music Season by various distinguished sabhas like the Brahma Gana Sabha, Mylapore Fine Arts, Indian Fine Arts, The Music Academy, Bharath Kalachar, Krishna Gana Sabha, Bharatheeya Vidya Bhavan, Kalarasana, Thyaga Brahma Gana Sabha, Parthasarathy Swami Sabha etc. They have also performed far and wide across the country under the auspices of prominent sabhas and organisations. Prestigious awards like the Musiri Subramaniam award from Krishna Gana Sabha for ragam and neraval, Best Vocalists from Indian Fine Arts, Yuva Kala Bharathi from Bharath Kalachar to name a few, have been bestowed upon them. The Trichur Brothers are also a regular feature in the Chennai All India Radio programs and have appeared on various television channels in India.
The brothers have performed for an Indian Association at Jakarta, Indonesia. Recently, they were on a month long tour to North America with their dad, where they participated in the famous Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana. After performing at various cities in the United Stated they presented a four and half hour concert at Toronto in the final leg of their tour.
Srikrishna and Ramkumar initially trained under Shrimathi Balamani Eswar. Later, for nearly a decade, they were fostered by Professor Neyyattinkara Mohanachandran in the nuances of music. Currently they are guided by Padma Bhushan Shri PS Narayanaswami. The brothers have also acquired lessons from various vidwans like Shri TM Thyagarajan, Shri Govindan Namboothiri etc. Without a doubt their foundation in layam is imbibed from their dad and they receive ample training from him.
Trichur Brothers are noted for their strict adherence to Patanthara and uncompromising attitude towards Bhavam. They also adopt a unique style for alapana, where both exchange phrase after phrase, long and short, and participate equally in exploring a raga. Many well known critics have pointed that this is a unique and effective manner of raga delineation and that it is hitherto never attempted by any duo singers.
Srikrishna and Ramkumar did their schooling at Harisrividya Nidhi, Trichur. They are grateful to the school for encouraging their talent in music and for the love and attention showered by each and every teacher. Both are Chartered Accountants and employed in multi-national companies.