Lalgudi GJR Krishnan Violinist Profile
Lalgudi GJR Krishnan
Lalgudi GJR Krishnan Violinist Profile

In the Carnatic music world, the name of Lalgudi G.J.R. Krishnan is held in awe and respect. It is associated with melody, rhythm, masterly technique on the violin and overall musical excellence. He was born in the lineage of an illustrious disciple of the great Saint and Composer Shri Thyagaraja. He learnt his first lessons on the violin at the age of five from his grandfather Shri Lalgudi Gopala Iyer and then he was meticulously groomed to musical perfection by his father Shri Lalgudi Jayaraman, the legendary musical genius and violin maestro.

The artiste in Krishnan first came into public view with his debut in 1973, at the young age of thirteen. He soon won widespread acclaim and a delighted fan following that has swelled over the years. He is an A-grade artiste with the All India Radio. He has also given several performances on the Indian national television network. Lalgudi Krishnan has performed in Jugalbandi on several occasions with North Indian instrumentalists both in India and the USA. These concerts brought to the fore Krishnan???s sensitivity and novel approach. He was appreciated for his temperament and openness to experiment with Western musicians. He has also performed in the role of an accompanying violinist with many leading vocalists and instrumentalists. Krishnan???s music represents the quintessence of the Lalgudi style and is a delight to the finer senses.

His music is characterised by pristine purity, lucidity, superb clarity, melody, perfect rhythm and a deep emphasis on the sahitya. He has performed all over India and abroad, always receiving rave reviews. He has given concerts the world over. His rigorous training, combined with his own prodigious talent and aptitude, has brought him several honours.

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