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On the occasion of the 34th Annual Pandit Motiram Pandit Maniram Sangeet Samaroh from 30th November to 3rd December, the Department of Culture is organising a violin duet by Ganesh and Kumaresh today at the Nizam College grounds.
Ganesh and Kumaresh – the ace violin duo of Carnatic Music - hit the headlines in 1972 with their very first stage appearance at the ages of 7 and 5 respectively. Over 3 decades hence, the brothers have more than lived up to the promise they showed at that debut, carving a niche for themselves in a field where violin playing has been taken to heights of international excellence by great Carnatic maestros.
Trained by their father Rajagopalan, an excellent artiste in his own right, Ganesh and Kumaresh completed their 100th stage appearance before the younger brother was 10 years of age. They are the youngest violinists to be recognized by the All India Radio as A-top ranking artistes. Kalaimamani, Sunaadha Sironmani, Sangeetha Saragnya, Dwaram Venkata Swami Naidu Award are some of the many titles that have been heaped on them.
Ganesh is also an A-grade vocalist, who gives full-fledged vocal music concerts and has won the admiration of laymen and connoisseurs alike, and has been embellishing his violin concerts with splashes of vocal music that have been much raved about. He has also accompanied great stalwarts like Dr Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer, Dr Bala Murali Krishna, T N Seshagopalan, T V Shankaranarayanan, Maharajapuram Santhanam and the like.
The violin duo performed extensively in USA, Canada, Germany, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Middle-East, South East Asia, Maldives, Australia and many more countries. They have taken the audio world by storm with the releases of their albums like Uthsav, Vasantham, Nada Tarangini, Shantham, Anantham, Manoranjani and more.
They are performing tonite at the Nizam College grounds. In memory of his late father Pandit Motiram and brother Pandit Maniram, Sangeet Martand Pandit Jasraj organises a music festival every year at here, the place that his father and brother taught music to several students. The entry to the samaroh is free.
Please contact the Department of Culture at 2324-2482 for further details.