M. Chandrasekaran

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Performing at Changampuzha park, Kochi, Kerala.

Sangita Kalanidhi Dr. M. Chandrasekaran is an eminent Carnatic classical violinist from Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. He is the recipient of the 2005 Sangita Kalanidhi award from the Madras Music Academy.[1] Sri M. Chandrasekharan's connection with music was firmly established over 65 years ago, when he began playing the violin at the age of 11, after which he went on to accompany many stalwarts in the field of Carnatic music. Having lost his eyesight at the age of two, he overcame his difficulty by music. Deeply appreciative of the importance of not just the lyrics, but also its melody and bhava, the prolific violinist is known for his success in bringing out the subtlest of musical nuances.[citation needed] He is also considered an expert in the laya aspects, recognizing and adapting to intricate rhythmic patterns with ease and grace.[citation needed] Sri Chandrasekharan also presents vocal concerts, and sometimes sings along during his solo violin recitals. He has composed various musical forms in different languages, and has travelled the world performing, enthralling audiences all over.[citation needed] He often performs violin duet concerts with his daughter Smt. G. Bharathi. He has accompanied several stalwarts and doyens of Carnatic music.[who?]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Violinist with versatile skills". The Hindu. 1 December 2005. Retrieved 13 January 2011.