Expounding of the concept of NAADA in St. Thyagaraja’s Compositions
Saturday, February 26, 2022 | 9.30 AM
A live Q&A will follow the presentation.
Sriram Parasuram, one of India’s leading musicians today, hails from a family steeped in musical tradition. He has given well over four thousand Violin Solo and Vocal Solo / Jugabandhi concerts all over the world. He is also one of India’s topmost violin accompanists having collaborated and performed with all leading vocalists spanning three generations.
His mother Smt. Parvathy Parasuram is his primary Guru. Sriram has also trained under stalwarts such as Sangeetha Kalanidhi Sri K.S. Narayanaswamy, Sangeetha Bhooshanam Krishnamurthy Bhagavathar and Vaidyanatha Bhagavathar, Sangeetha Kalanidhi Sri T.Viswanathan, Sangeetha Kalanidhi Prof.T.N.Krishnan and Sangita Kalacharya Prof.S.R.Janakiraman. For Hindustani music he is one of the primary sishyas of the doyen Padmabhushan Pandit C.R.Vyas.
Among the many accolades that Sriram Parasuram has been awarded, one of the most noteworthy is the President of India Gold medal for both Carnatic and Hindustani violin in 1981 (The All India Radio competitions). He is one of the very few artistes graded as an A-TOP grade artiste over All India Radio and Doordarshan for both Carnatic and Hindustani Violin. The Ustad Amir Khan Award, The Bharat Ratna MS Subbalakshmi Award and The DK Pattammal memorial Award are just a few among a plethora of other awards that Sriram has received. In 2017, he was awarded the Highest Honor of the State of Tamilnadu, the Title Kalaimamani by the Government of Tamil Nadu.
An active teacher, Sriram spends a lot of time teaching music. He has a significant number of students who are established and upcoming performers of today. Sriram is on the teaching faculty of University of Silicon Andhra, USA which is a one-of-a-kind Online University dedicated to the teaching of Indian Classical Music, Dance and Languages at the Diploma and Masters levels. He also serves as a teaching faculty member of the Advanced College of Carnatic Music of The Music Academy, Madras and visiting faculty at Kalakshethra.