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To celebrate the 50th year of Indian Independence, the festival
was conducted in five cities across the country. The special feature of this festival was
our Special Guest Lord Yehudi Menuhin. Our distinguished
guests included Arve Tellefsen, Christian
Eggen and the World Strings Ensemble, who performed at
all the cities. -
Viji Global Arts which was created in the memory of my late
wife, has instituted the Lakshminarayana International Award. The first award was given to
Lord Yehudi Menuhin on January 26th at the Republic Day concert by our Honoured Chief
Guest, The President of India, His Excellency, Sri K. R. Narayanan.
Some of the distinguished musicians performing are Iver Klieve, Knut Reiersrud, Kim Menzer, Tom Roy , Zhang Zhulian, Tom Roy Nielsen
besides several prominent musicians from India.