Tirumakudalu Chowdiah was a violin maestro from India in the Carnatic classical tradition. Chowdiah, was born in Tirumakudalu village on the banks of the river Kaveri near Mysore. He became a disciple of Mysore Royal Court musician, Ganavisharadha Shri. Bidaram Krishnappa in 1910.
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.
As one of the most sought-after and versatile musicians today, Gaurav Majumdar hails from a family of well-known musicians of Allahabad (India).
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.
Athira Krishna is an internationally acclaimed prodigy violinist from India. She was born in Trivandrum, Kerala. She has an enviable musical lineage as the granddaughter of the illustrious Vidwan Shri GopalaPillai, fabulous musician of yesteryears who belonged to the renowned Tanjore tradition of Carnatic Music.
A freelance carnatic musician,who is a native of PALAKOL, West Godavari Dist, ANDHRA PRADESH. Raju, underwent 7 years of rigorous training through Gurukulavaasam system from Late Sri. R.SUBBARAJU.
Nagai R. Muralidharan is an Indian musician and Carnatic violinist. He had his initial training in music from Smt. Komalavalli at the age of seven and continued his violin under Shri R.S. Gopalkrishnan. He has been a regular stage performer for over 40 years now, and has accompanied many leading vocal artists from the late Dr. Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer to Shri T.M. Krishna.
Lalgudi G.J.R. Krishnan was born in the lineage of an illustrious disciple of the great Saint and Composer Shri Thyagaraja. He learnt his first lessons on the violin at the age of five from his grandfather Shri Lalgudi Gopala Iyer and then he was meticulously groomed to musical perfection by his father Shri Lalgudi Jayaraman.