Source: thehindu.com; Author: Praveen Shivashankar; Photo Courtesy: K. Murali Kumar

The violin made an entry into the Indian Classical music arena during the 17th Century and has established itself as a unique instrument suited for both a solo as well as accompanying performance ever since. When teamed with an interesting conglomeration of other traditional and modern instruments, it gives way to an inherent virtuosity that few can fathom.

On Saturday, Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement (SVYM) held a violin recital to commemorate Swami Vivekananda’s 150th birthday. Aptly titled Nada Loka, it indeed succeeded in creating a magical world of music and regaled the audience with an enthralling performance This was the creation of the renowned violinists, Mysore Brothers – the famed Mysore Nagaraj and Dr. Mysore Manjunath. Accompanying them in this endeavour were Vidwan Giridhar Udupa on Ghatam, Vidwan Kulur Uliya Jayachandra Rao on Mridangam, Vidwan T.A. Ramanujam on Morsing (Jew’s harp) and Vidwan Pramath Kiran on Rhythm pad.

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Mysore Nagaraj and Mysore N. Karthik. Photo: K. Murali Kumar