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Violinists Lalgudi Krishnan, Vijayalakshmi honoured

  • Violinists Lalgudi Krishnan, Vijayalakshmi honoured

    Summary: Krishnan and Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi — were conferred with the eighth Indira Sivasailam Endowment Medal and citation at the Music Academy on Friday. Her passion for Carnatic music was being celebrated through the endowment concert, regarded as integral to the Navaratri festivities. Recalling the association between Indira Sivasailam and the Academy, N. Murali, president of The Music Academy, said she was deeply rooted in tradition and a patron of the arts. The award ceremony was followed by their music concert. Accepting the award, Mr. Krishnan said it was a special occasion to receive the coveted award as it was the birth month of his father Lalgudi G. Jayaraman.

    The violinist duo — Lalgudi G.J.R. Krishnan and Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi — were conferred with the eighth Indira Sivasailam Endowment Medal and citation at the Music Academy on Friday. The award was conferred on the torch-bearers of the venerable ‘Lalgudi Bani’ for their immaculate performances, efforts to disseminate the style, their ability to innovate and yet retain the purity of Carnatic music. The award was presented by the Indira Sivasailam Endowment Foundation established by Mallika Srinivasan, Chairman and CEO, Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited, in memory of her mother Indira Sivasailam, along with the Music Academy. Recalling the association between Indira Sivasailam and the Academy, N. Murali, president of The Music Academy, said she was deeply rooted in tradition and a patron of the arts , As Reported By Hindu.

    According to the Newspaper,Her passion for Carnatic music was being celebrated through the endowment concert, regarded as integral to the Navaratri festivities. Mr. Murali also said that the family supported the academy through various grants, including upgrading the library. Lauding the awardees, he said this was the first time that the award was being given to instrumentalists. Appreciating the award recipients, Ms.

    Source: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/violinists-lalgudi-krishnan-vijayalakshmi-honoured/article19738438.ece


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