Artist Highlight

Srimathi Brahmanandam

An hour of music on the violin, in connection with Srimathi Brahmanandam's birthday on May 5.

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Srimathi Brahmanandam

An hour of music on the violin, in connection with Srimathi Brahmanandam's birthday on May 5.

Lalgudi Srimathi Brahmanandan hails from a family of musicians in South India devoted to professional music for four generations. Srimathi learnt music from her father, Lalgudi Gopala Iyer, and brother, Lalgudi Jayaraman. The family is known for known for their evocative and finely honed aesthetic style of playing the violin. Srimathi and her brother Lalgudi Jayaraman played in tandem for several years to great acclaim. Srimathi continued her career as soloist without resorting to accompaniment. She trained her daughter Anuradha Sridhar from childhood in violin in the same tradition of her father and brother. Srimathi was honored with the Papa Venkatramayya Award by the Madras Music Academy in their recent 2009 Music Festival, Chennai. She was also judged the Best Musician of the year by Music Academy for her violin solo with her daughter Anuradha Sridhar in the year 2000. She is a A-top artist of the All India Radio and has been successfully performing for over 51 years in the field of Carnatic Music. Srimathi has composed many varnams and thillanas. An expert choreographer, she is the guiding spirit of the music in the CD ROM "Thyagaraja - The Evolution of a Musician Saint" released by Solpha Creations USA, a musical organization run by her daughter Anuradha.

Songs in this Program