Ravi Gutala is originally from Hyderabad, India and has been initiated at a very early age into Tabla by Shri P.Anjaiah, a senior staff artiste at AIR, Hyderabad, India. Currently he resides in San Jose, California and has been studying Tabla under Maestro Swapan Chaudhuri at the Ali Akbar College of Music in San Rafael, CA since 1990. He also has been teaching Tabla to a number of students in San Jose area.
Ravi has won numerous awards and is a recipient of All India National Talent Search Scholarship. He has accompanied many noted artistes such as, Dr M. Balamurali Krishna, Pt.Jasraj, Dr.L.Subramaniam, Smt.Lakshmi Shankar, Smt.VeenaSahasrabuddhe, Ustad Shujaat Khan, Shri Sanjeev Abhayankar, Master Shashank etc. He has 14 CD recordings to his credit.
Ravi designs 3D-ICs and Memory chips for a living!
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