Today, Shriram Brahmanandam is one of the most sought after accompanists in the United States, having also performed at prestigious venues all around USA, including the annual Cleveland Carnatic festival and at the Lincoln Center in New York. He has often been featured in fusion concerts where he has collaborated with percussionists and musicians of other musical systems such as Hindustani, Folk, and Pop. He has also performed drum fusion concerts with celebrated Percussion Maestros like Anandan Sivamani.
A prolific composer, Shriram zealously looks for opportunities to create new rhythmic compositions (mohras and korvais). Shriram translates his passion for the mrudangam in articulate, riveting lecture and demonstration sessions in various centers around the country.
Shriram Brahmanandam was initiated into the mrudangam by the renowned guru Harihara Sharma and later continued his training with C.V. Kuppuswami. He completed advanced training from the percussion stalwart Kumbakonam Rajappa Iyer. Shriram has won awards for "Best Mrudangist" during the music concert series held in the Indian Fine Arts Society and in the Youth Association for Classical Music.
Since his debut at the age of 12, Shriram has played on countless stages at major venues in India and abroad. He has performed in Melbourne, Australia, and has been invited to present in major multinational music festivals like the Australian Woodford Folk Festival in Queensland. He has also teamed up with many senior musicians including Lalgudi. G. Jayaraman, T.K. Govindarao, N. Ramani, Shashank, Suguna Purushothaman, R.K. Venkatrama Sasthri, K.J Yesudas and Nookala Chinnasatyanarayana, Balamurali Krishna.
Shriram's style of accompaniment, vibrant and energetic as it is, never ceases to complement and glorify the main artist. His exquisite grasp of melodic nuances and his tonal excellence have won him praise from both peers and seniors in the musical world.
Shriram has also been training several disciples for the last few years in Sunnyvale, California. He focuses not just on the playing techniques but also on the theory of rhythmic music at an advanced level. As a visiting expert for the Trinity Center of Music, Shriram conducts workshops titled 'Strengthening Layam' that focus on developing musical precision and a keen sense of rhythm in music students. In addition to being a unique accompanist and wonderful teacher, Shriram has also been an integral member of the San Francisco World Music Festival as a global music director. In 2014 Shriram conducted workshops in Beijing with other master musicians to create awareness through music amongst the children of the migrant communities.