This man would have been the quintessential egghead had his violin not spewed such lilting music and his voice not been so hypnotic.
Sriram Parsuram is one of three brothers, all three equally talented, which goes to prove that it is a gene thing here. Vishwanath, Narayan and Sriram, all three sing, while Sriram plays the additional violin. He is trained in Carnatic, Hindustani and Western classical music. He is one of India’s leading violinists.
But what makes him the thorough geek is that he is an Engineer from VJTI, Mumbai, a management graduate from IIM, Calcutta, a Masters in Western Violin from Akron University, USA and in the process of getting his doctorate in Ethnomusicology or World Music from Wesleyan University, USA.Phew!
Together with his brothers, he is part of the Karadi Tales company that releases audio-books. They have done the music for Jajantram Mamantram and are working with directors Sai Paranjpe and Gulzar. Karadi Tales has won international recognition and awards such as the Dr. Toy Award in 1999 and NAPPA Award in 2000.
We could go on for ever about Sriram, but we will stop at the fact that he has done over 2000 solo concerts al over the world and won the President's Gold Medal for Hindustani and Carnatic Music.
Now Anuradha Sriram is a brilliant musician and composer in her own right, but it is only fair that we mention that she is Sriram's wife too. While being one of the leading playback singers in South India, she has composed with Sriram for album Savariya and movie Chennai Girl. She has sung a number of chart-topping movie songs such as Anbendra Malaiyiley (Minsara Kanavu), Nilavey Pidithe (Vaali) and Dupatta Mera (Mujhe Kuch Kehna Hai).
Watch this brilliant husband and wife duo, bought to you by SICA on its 46th anniversary. This is a four-dimensional concert, not just a duet - there is a male and a female, and there are Carnatic and Hindustani styles. It promises to be no less than thrilling.
Please contact R Chakrapani, Secretary, SICA at 2742-5374, 98491-24675 for further details.