My name is Kamalakiran Vinjamuri, and I am a professional Carnatic Violinist. I am actually in college, but I play Carnatic music professionally on the violin and after college, I do plan on doing music as my profession. My playing has nothing to do with my major, as I tour US and India on a regular basis for performances.
Carnatic music is the South Indian classical form of music. I have performed in many places in the US and in India, including the Kennedy Center, and The Music Academy in India. I was fortunate to share the stage with many eminent musicians including Grammy Award Winner Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhat. I won many first prizes in the Cleveland Thyagaraja competitions, and also in many other competitions in India.
A little about my instruments: My primary violin is made by JB Colin. It is a french instrument, and I use Evah pirazzi gold strings and a PI E. My other violin is a violin by Laura Vigato, using Warchal Amber strings.
I am really excited to be on this thread! Thank you very much.