M S Gopalakrishnan
Violinists, Tamil Nadu, India
Date of Birth : 10 - Jun - 1931

Biography

M.S. Gopalakrishnan (popularly known as MSG) was born on 10th June 1931. MSG learnt from his father, late Professor Parur Sundaram Iyer, the famous violinist who was an authority on the two systems of Indian Classical Music i.e. North Indian (Hindustani) and South Indian (Carnatic) systems. MSG learnt both systems from his father and gave his first performance along with his father at age of eight . A top ranking violinist, outstanding soloist and accompanist, MSG has been in the music arena for over fifty years playing both Hindustani and Carnatic Music. MSG has done vast research on violin playing techniques. He has developed a new unique style called the "Parur style".

Shows & Major Performances

M.S.Gopalakrishnan has toured all over the world including countries like USA, UK, Holland, South Africa, Singapore, Malaysia, and Hongkong.

Courtesy: http://members.tripod.com/MSG_page/
Website: http://members.tripod.com/MSG_page/

Awards & Recognitions

Sangeetha Kalanidhi
Music Academy, Madras, India
Padmashri
by Government of India
Sangeetha Nataka Academy
Central Sangeetha Nataka Academy, India
Kalaimamani
Government of Tamilnadu, India.
Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Academy Award
Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Academy, India.
T.Chowdiah Award
Government of Karnataka
Violin Vadhya Chakravarthy
NewYork, U.S.A.
Sapathagiri Sangeetha Vidwanmani
Thirupathi Devasthanams, India.
Violin Vadhya Samrat
Bombay Sivananda Ashram, India.
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