Sriram Parasuram

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Sriram Parasuram
Origin India
Genres Carnatic ,Hindustani classical music
Occupation(s) singer

Sriram Parasuram is a Carnatic and Hindustani classical music vocalist and violinist.[1] .[2]

Early life[edit]

He was born into a family steeped in musical tradition, and he was really inclined to music since childhood. His first guru was Smt. Parvathy Parasuram, his mother, and he started learning violin at the age of 4. He gave his first violin performance at the age of 7, for 90 minutes continuously. Hence, he can be regarded as a child prodigy. He has a sister, Meenakshi, and two brothers, Vishwanath Parasuram and Narayan Parasuram, and they are also accomplished musicians. They together formed a music band "Three Brothers & Violin" composed for album Savariya - Once Upon A Time and the film Jajantaram Mamantaram.[3]

Sriram received his Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology from Wesleyan University, where he met Anuradha when she was a masters student.[4][5]. Less known is that Sriram is an engineer from Bombay University, and an alumnus of one of the top management institutes in India -- IIM Calcutta. At the end of his MBA, he decided not to go into corporate life, and chose to concentrate on his music.

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Carnatic classical vocalist Anuradha Sriram, with whom he gives jugalbandis.[6] They have two sons named Jayant and Lokesh.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Classical music in a changing world". The Hindu. Retrieved 21 February 2012. 
  2. ^ M V Ramakrishanan. "Not quite a Jugalbandi". The Hindu. Retrieved 21 February 2012. 
  3. ^ http://www.the-south-asian.com/Feb2001/Three%20Brothers.htm
  4. ^ "Fusion is the forte of this music couple". The Hindu. Feb 18, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2012. 
  5. ^ M. V. Ramakrishnan (2011-09-15). "Columns / M.V. Ramakrishnan : Musicscan - Contrasting colours". The Hindu. Retrieved 2011-12-28. 
  6. ^ "Colourful, creative tapestry". The Hindu. Retrieved 21 February 2012.