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The Lalgudi Siblings

SRUTI COVER STORY – 2020 When we delve into the history of music, we can find several musicians across generations who have been leading a solitary life in their native land, devoting their time to teaching and accepting the rare concert opportunities that come their way. They do not chase fame, money or concert opportunities […]

Sangita Kalanidhi: Keeping up with an eight-decade-old tradition

by TCA Ramanujam/TCA Sangeetha Four artistes, known for their proficiency in different aspects of music, will be honoured with the Sangita Kalanidhi this Season Every year music aficionados wait with bated breath to know which musician has been chosen for the Sangita Kalanidhi. Since its inception in 1942, the award has been considered the highest […]

Music Academy announces Sangita Kalanidhi awards for three years

Noted vocalist and teacher Neyveli R. Santhanagopalan has been selected for the award for 2020, mridhangam maestro Tiruvarur Baktavatsalam for 2021 and violinists Lalgudi GJR Krishnan and his sister GJR Vijayalakshmi for 2022. The Music Academy on Sunday announced Sangita Kalanidhi award winners for the years 2020, 2021 and 2022. The physical festival could not […]

Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi upholds the patantaram

In the Tyagaraja sishya parampara, the Lalgudi lineage has been the most profound, beginning with Lalgudi Rama Iyer. Lalgudi Jayaraman’s son, G.J.R. Krishnan, and daughter, Vijayalakshmi, who belong to the fifth generation, are carrying on the legacy.

Violin Vaibhavam 2020

Violin Vaibhavam is a collaborative effort by The Lalgudi Trust and Krutagnya Trust, exclusively conceived with the objective of providing a central platform for the violin, and for young and upcoming violinists to present themselves as soloists, duos or trios.


MILAPFEST, the UK’s Indian Arts & Culture Company announced world renowned violinists Lalgudi GJR Krishnan and sister Lalgudi…

Flow of chaste music

The concert was by the violin duo Lalgudi GJR Krishnan and Lalgudi Vijaylakshmi. Melody was the hallmark of the two-hour performance presented in the typical concert format. The very first note Krishnan bowed to begin his Guru’s Charukesi Varnam ‘Innam eu manam’ was quintessential of this. Padri Satheeshkumar was on the mridangam.

A dance of rhythm and melody

A dance of rhythm and melody Smt Vijayalakshmi’s Lec Dem on the compositions of her father and Guru Shri Lalgudi Jayaraman was, within the given timeframe of 45 minutes on Dec 20th at Music Academy, a feat in time management, given the vast scope of the topic. She brought out the quint essentia Lalgudi characterisitics, […]