Lakshminarayana Global Music Festival
This festival was launched in 1992 by
my late wife Viji as a tribute to my late father and our guru
Prof. V. Lakshminarayana. He belongs to the guru-shishya parampara (master-disciple tradition)
of Sri Baluswamy Dikshithar who is believed to have
introduced the violin to Indian music. It was my father's dream to make the Indian
violin (which was at his time used mostly for accompaniment) as a primary solo instrument
on par with the western violin and see it played all over the world in prestigious concert
halls. He has been a torch bearer in introducing fabulous, masterful and original
techniques in playing the violin, to have a complete mastery over the instrument while
maintaining all the ornamentations which are most essential to Indian Classical Music.
This has been the most important factor that has contributed to bringing the Indian violin
to its present stature.
Our festival is the unique Global Music Festival where eminent artistes from around the globe
perform with leading Indian musicians on the same platform. The philosophy of this
festival is to promote Global Peace and Harmony through fine
arts. In the past, our festival has not only conducted concerts in India, but has also
collaborated and presented concerts in different parts of the world.
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