Ramakrishnan Murthy is one of the most popular young Carnatic musicians today. He started his early vocal Carnatic Music lessons in 1997 with Smt. Padma Kutty of Irvine, CA, USA. Since 2001, for the past 14 years, he has been underdoing advanced training from vidwan Delhi Sri. P. Sunderrajan. He was fortunate to learn briefly from senior vidvans Late Vairamangalam Sri. Lakshminarayanan and Late Chengalpet Sri. Ranganathan. Currently, he is under the guidance of Vidvan RK Shriramkumar.
Some of his notable awards include the Yagnaraman Award for Excellence from Sri Krishna Gana Sabha (2016), Shanmukha Sangeetha Shironmani from Shanmukhananda Sangeetha Sabha, Bombay, 2013, the Kalki Krishnamurthy Memorial Prize for 2014, and the Outstanding Vocalist award from the Music Academy for 4 years consecutively (2011-2014). He is an A-graded artist of AIR and DD, Chennai, and has performed with leading artists in prestigious venues throughout the country and abroad.