G. J. R. Krishnan
G J R Krishnan performing
|Birth name||Lalgudi G. J. R. Krishnan|
April 15, 1960 |
|Years active||1973 – present|
Early life and background
A post graduate in commerce and a Cost & Works Accountant by education, Krishnan has dedicated his life to a career in music.
Krishnan began his musical training at the age of five under the watchful guidance of his illustrious grandfather Lalgudi Gopala Iyer who belonged to the enviable sishya parampara of Tyagaraja himself and later from his father.
G. J. R. Krishnan debuted in 1973 and became popular. He travels extensively on musical tours all over the world. His style like his father's is the gayaka style closest to vocal rendition.
He does a lot of duets with his sister, Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi, a violin player. The important feature is that one could decipher the sahithya from their performance, whether it was 'Jananipahi' (Ragam Shuddha Saveri), 'Smarasada maanasa' (Bilahari) of Swati Tirunal or 'Aadamodi galade' (Charukesi) of Tyagaraja or 'Govardhanagireesam' (Hindolam) of Muthuswami Dikshitar.
- Best violinist Award by Madras Music Academy - 1986
- Yuva Kala Bharati by Bharat Kalachar - 1987
- Bow to the violins
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