Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi

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Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi
Birth name Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi
Born Chennai
Genres Classical, fusion
Occupation(s) Violinist, composer
Instruments Violin and vocal
Years active 1979 – present
Website Official site
Notable instruments

Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi is a well-known Carnatic violinist, vocalist and composer.

Early life[edit]

Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi was born in Chennai to violin maestro, Lalgudi Jayaraman. Her brother is also a noted violinist, G.J.R.Krishnan.[1]

She began her training under the watchful guidance of her illustrious grandfather Lalgudi Gopala Iyer, who belonged to the enviable sishya parampara of Tyagaraja himself and later trained under her father.


Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi debuted in 1979. She travels extensively on musical tours all over the world. Her style like her father's gayaka style closest to vocal rendition.

She performs a lot of duets with her brother, a violin player.[2] 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.[3]


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