Dr. M. Lalitha and M. Nandini
Internationally acclaimed Violin Maestros Dr. M. LALITHA and M. NANDINI have been widely applauded as the “Queens of Violin” (Weekend) of the present generation. Popularly known as the “Violin Sisters”, these outstanding musicians have enthralled audiences with their spellbinding music and they have been acclaimed as the “only female duo in Asia to perform World music, South Indian Classical, Fusion and Western Classical music” (Le Mauricien).
Hailing from an illustrious family of musicians, Lalitha and Nandini have the privilege of being the fourth generation of musicians in their family. To quote the renowned music critic Subbudu, “Music runs in their blood, they must have played music even when they were in their mother’s womb.” Lalitha and Nandini are torch bearers of a unique musical tradition but, have yet evolved a distinct style of their own.
Lalitha and Nandini are worthy scions of an illustrious family of musicians, who have been deeply rooted in the South Indian Classical Music Tradition. They learnt music from their beloved grandfather and guru Shri V. Lakshminarayana from a very early age. They have undergone specialised training in music under the guidance of their mother Smt. Subhalakshmi Muthuswamy who is a reputed Vocalist, Violinist, teacher and musicologist. They were also inspired and taught by their uncles Shri. L. Vaidyanathan, Dr. L. Subramaniam and Dr. L. Shankar, who are internationally reputed for their musical genius. They have also undergone advanced training in music from Padma Vibhushan Dr. Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer.
Lalitha has a PhD in Indian Music from the University of Madras and Nandini holds three Masters Degrees including an MA in Ethnomusicology from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London.
The Violin Sisters, Dr. M. Lalitha and M. Nandini have been widely applauded as the 'Queens of violin', they performed at 7 Arts, in January 2009.
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