Nagai Sriram

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Nagai R Sriram
Born (1980-06-19) 19 June 1980 (age 38)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
GenresCarnatic music
InstrumentsViolin
LabelsCharsur

Nagai Sriram (born 19 June 1980) is an Indian musician and Carnatic violinist.

Career[edit]

He was introduced to the Carnatic violin at the age of 10 under his grandmother, R. Komalavalli. He currently receives more advanced training from his uncle Vidwan Kalaimaamani Nagai R. Muralidharan.[1] All India Radio rates him as an A-grade artist, and he is also rated highly by Doordarshan Television.[2]

Nagai Sriram commenced his career as a violinist at the age of 12 when he played for Neyveli Santhanagopalan in New Delhi. Since then, he has accompanied many leading artists including R. K. Srikantan, M. Balamuralikrishna,[1] P. Unnikrishnan, T. N. Seshagopalan,[3] T. V. Sankaranarayanan,[4] O. S. Thyagarajan, K. V. Narayanaswamy, S. Sowmya,[2] Hyderabad Brothers, Dr. N. Ramani, Sanjay Subrahmanyam, T. M. Krishna, Malladi brothers and the Carnatica Brothers.[5]

Sriram was one of the accused in the #MeToo movement[6] and as a result the Madras Music Academy cancelled his concerts during the Annual December 2018 series.

Awards[edit]

Nagai Sriram has won many awards including:

  • Sangeet Natak Akademi - Yuva Puraskar, 2014
  • Shanmukha Sangeetha Sironmani - Shanmukhanandha Sabha, Mumbai - 2007
  • Best Violinist - Music Academy Chennai - 2001 through 2008 (8 consecutive years)
  • Best Violinist - Maharajapuram Vishwanatha Iyer Trust - 2004
  • Yuvakalabharathi – Bharath Kalachar, Chennai - 2003[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Double header Vocal Concerts on October 23, 2005". The Carnatic Music Association of North America Inc. 2005-10-20. Archived from the original on July 13, 2009. Retrieved 2010-04-08.
  2. ^ a b "Pallavi of Capital District presents an evening of Indian Classical Vocal Music". Pallavi. 2008. Retrieved 2010-04-08.
  3. ^ M. Balaganessin (2009-02-13). "Friday Review Chennai / Music : Remembering the bard". The Hindu. Retrieved 2010-04-08.
  4. ^ V.Subrahmaniam (2007-01-05). "Music Season / Music : Question of planning". The Hindu. Retrieved 2010-04-08.
  5. ^ "A musical homage to all time legend duo classical singers – Alathur Brothers" (pdf). The India Music and Dance Society. 2007. Retrieved 2010-04-08.
  6. ^ https://twitter.com/Chinmayi/status/1049641862674300928?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1049641862674300928&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailyo.in%2Farts%2Fmetoo-carnatic-bharatanatyam-music-dance-caste-sexual-assault%2Fstory%2F1%2F27377.html