Emani Sankara Sastry was born on September 23, 1922 and died on 1987, was a renowned Veena player of Carnatic music. Sankara Sastry was born on September 23, 1922 in Draksharama, Andhra Pradesh.
TN Krishnan, a child prodigy, made his debut concert at the age of eight. At a young age he accompanied legends like
Ariyakudi Ramanuja Iyengar, Musiri Subrmania Iyer, Alathur Brothers, Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavatar and Maharajapuram Viswanatha Iyer.
Nirmala Rajasekar has began her career as a soloist at age 13. Nirmala has performed in many prestigious venues such as the United Nations and Carnegie Hall, New York City, USA; Northrope Auditorium, Minneapolis, MN; Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN; BBC, London, England; Kongresshaus, Zurich, Switzerland; Musee Rietberg, Zurich, Switzerland; Bali, Indonesia;
Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, the internationally renowned exponent of the bansuri or bamboo flute, surprisingly does not come from a long lineage of flautists. His father was a famous wrestler who had aspirations of his son following in his footsteps. The younger Chaurasia had an early love of music.
Shashank Subramanyam is a Carnatic classical flautist of India. Shashank, born on October 14, 1978, was barely nine months old when he was initiated to south Indian classical music, even before he started speaking his mother tongue.
Sundaram Balachander (January 18, 1927 – April 13, 1990), born in Madras was an Indian self-taught veena player.His ancestors were from the Tanjore area, which is acclaimed as the seat of culture and fine arts in South India. His grandfather is Rao Saheb Vaidyanatha Iyer. He was born to V. Sundaram Iyer and Parvathi alias Chellamma. His elder brother S. Rajam is a well-known singer and teacher, and a gifted artist as well. His elder sister is Jayalakshmi (who later acted as M. K. Thyagaraja Bhagavathar’s pair in Sivakavi), Saraswathi was his younger sister, followed by the twins Kalpagam and Gopalaswami.
As one of the most sought-after and versatile musicians today, Gaurav Majumdar hails from a family of well-known musicians of Allahabad (India).
L. Shankar (violin) is an acknowledged virtuoso of the violin. Born into a renowned family of musicians, he is the son and disciple of V. Lakshminarayana. Both of Shankar’s parents were vocalists and his entire family was into music. Shankar started learning vocal techniques at the age of two.
Hailing from a family of musicians and an ancestral lineage of the principal; disciple of saint Thyagaraja, Revathy Krishna picked up the veena at thetender age of 11.
She hails from the very famous Lalgudi family. She is the daughter and disciple of Lalgudi Brahmanandam and niece of Lalgudi Shri. G. Jayaraman. She began her training at age five and had her maiden performance at the age of ten.