Artist Highlight

Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan

An hour of music by the versatile violinist in his memory.

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Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan

An hour of music by the versatile violinist in his memory.

An intriguing violinist, innovator and an artiste of varied interests, Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan was known for his unique approach to music. He firmly believed in making music more accessible to the masses,and this showed in his concerts. His interest in innovation led him to work with veteran thavil vidwan Valayapatti Subramanian. They performed over 3,000 shows together which were very successful. Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan became known for his dexterity and subtlety in handling the violin. He endeared himself to both the discerning scholar and the layman listener. His playing style reflected his own different moods and the demands of his audience with whom he established and enjoyed a good rapport. Vaidyanathan had deep faith in the therapeutic effects of music and also made a significant contribution to Tamil devotional music. This programme is in connection with Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan's death anniversary on September 8.

Songs in this Program