Violin Padma conferred with Kalaimamani Award - Highest Honor of State Government of India

Edited: August 15, 2019, 12:04 AM ·

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August 10, 2019, 2:53 PM · congratulations!!
August 12, 2019, 12:38 AM · Thanks
August 13, 2019, 11:09 AM · I have an album with Pandit V. G. Jog, which I like a lot. It's extremely intense the way the music builds up, it's hard actually to listen to a whole album of it.
August 13, 2019, 3:07 PM · I congratulate you, too!

I also have some questions, if I may:

Is your musical style more Hindustani? Carnatic? A personal fusion? Something else? Technically, your way of holding the violin and bow looks basically Western and works quite well for you, yes? Thanks.

August 17, 2019, 11:55 AM · Reply for Paul deck
Yes indeed . When something is unfamiliar it takes time to warm up to it . Very similar to trying new cuisines for our taste buds . Some foods need what we call “an acquired taste “. Here is a small attempt I have started . Do check it out

August 17, 2019, 11:58 AM · Reply for Raphael Klayman

Thank you very much for your kind wishes . I have had intensive training in Carnatic Classical only . My affinity to absorb new styles of music is what you hear as glimpses of Hindustani music . It is entirely in observation and absorption . You are right , most of our classical musicians play in the cross legged posture sitting down (I have also trained like that only ) This playing of Indian Classical in a standing up posture (like western classical ) started of as an experiment . It intrigued me if I could maintain the authenticity of my musical style while adapting the posture . The experience has helped me explore new paths and I hope to continue to do so . You do not have to sit cross legged only in order to learn Authentic Indian music . Do check this out too

August 17, 2019, 8:41 PM · Thanks!
Edited: August 19, 2019, 12:23 PM · Dr. L. Subramaniam was the first Karnataka violinist I saw who adopted the European under-the-chin posture, back in the 1970s, I believe.

Anyway... Congratulations! And you sound fabulous!

Edited: August 24, 2019, 10:42 AM · Thanks!

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