In the context of classical violinists in India, Lalgudi G.J.R. Krishnan and Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi, occupy pride of place. Torchbearers of the venerable Lalgudi tradition, pioneered and nurtured by their father and guru, Padma Bhushan Lalgudi G. Jayaraman, the duo’s music is an interesting study in contrasts. The brother and sister duo is the fifth generation in a family of Musicians whose first Lalgudi Rama Iyer was a direct disciple of Saint Thyagaraja. Together, their music is classical but refreshingly contemporary; its form and feel are minimalist but at its core, it is intricately complex and layered; in its experience, the music is a celebration of both the beauty of duality and the appeal of individual identity.