List of Indian Violinists
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List of Indian Violinists

The violin may have been introduced to India by the military bandsmen of the East India Company around 1790. Baluswami Dikshitar, brother of renowned Carnatic Composer Muthuswami Dikshitar, learned the instrument from the military bandmaster in Madras and adapted his playing style to suit Carnatic Music. There are two styles of violin playing in India: the Carnatic and the Hindustani.[1] Carnatic violinists such as Tirukkodikaval Krishna Iyer, Malaikkottai Govindaswamy Pillai and Dwaram Venkataswamy Naidu performed concerts as early as the 1900. Indian violinists today such as Manoj George, L. Shankar, Abhijith P. S. Nair, Balabhaskar have successfully adapted the Western music style of playing the violin and have been performing concerts outside of India. Violinists such as N. Rajam and Sangeeta Shankar are highly accomplished international performers in the Hindustani style. Violinists such as T.N. Krishnan, A. Kanyakumari, H.K. Venkatram and Mysore brothers have remained Carnatic classical violinists and have yet been able to reach out to audiences outside of India. Also, artists such as Jyotsna Srikanth, L. Subramaniam, Ambi Subramaniam and Sandeep Thakur have satisfactorily managed to perform both Carnatic and Western music on the violin. The following is a list of famous Indian violinists.

List

Violinist Born Style Currently Active Ref.
A. Kanyakumari indirapuram 1951 Carnatic Yes [2]
Abhijith P. S. Nair 1991 carnatic and jazz fusion Yes [3]
Sandeep Thakur 1978 Western Classical Yes [4]
Ambi Subramaniam 1991 Carnatic and Western Yes [5]
Arrol Carelli 1985 Carnatic and Western Yes
Avaneeswaram S R Vinu 1973 Carnatic Yes [6]
B. Sasikumar 1949 Carnatic Yes
Balabhaskar 1978 Western Yes
Delhi P. Sunder Rajan 1969 Carnatic Yes [7]
Dwaram Bhavanarayana Rao 1924 Carnatic No [8]
Dwaram Venkataswamy Naidu 1893 Carnatic No [9]
Embar Kannan 1975 Carnatic Yes
Gagan Chandra Chatterjee 1890 Hindustani No [10]
Ganesh and Kumaresh 1964 Carnatic Yes [11]
Gingger Shankar - Western Yes [12]
H.K. Narasimha Murthy - Carnatic Yes [13]
H.K. Venkatram 1965 Carnatic Yes [14]
Johar Ali Khan 1967 Hindustani Yes [15]
Joi Srivastava 1930 Hindustani No [16]
Jyotsna Srikanth - Carnatic and Western Yes [17]
Kala Ramnath 1967 Hindustani Yes [18]
Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan 1935 Carnatic No [19]
L. Athira Krishna - Carnatic and Western Yes [20]
L. Shankar 1950 Carnatic and Hindustani Yes [21]
L. Subramaniam 1947 Carnatic and Western Yes [22]
L. Vaidyanathan 1942 Carnatic No [23]
Lalgudi G Jayaraman 1930 Carnatic No [24]
Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi 1963 Carnatic Yes
M. Chandrasekaran 1938 Carnatic Yes [25]
M. Narmadha - Carnatic and Hindustani Yes [26]
M.S. Gopalakrishnan 1931 Carnatic No [27]
Malaikkottai Govindaswamy Pillai 1879 Carnatic No [28]
Manoj George 1971 Indian blues Yes
Mayavaram V. R. Govindaraja Pillai 1912 Carnatic No [29]
Mysore brothers - Mysore Nagaraj and Mysore Manjunath - Carnatic Yes [30]
Mysore Tirumakoodalu Chowdiah 1895 Carnatic No [31]
N. Rajam 1938 Hindustani Yes [32]
Nandini Muthuswamy - Carnatic and Western Yes [33]
Nandini Shankar 1993 Hindustani Yes
Nedumangad Sivanandan 1935 Carnatic Yes
R. K. Shriramkumar 1966 Carnatic Yes [34]
R. R. Keshavamurthy 1913 Carnatic No [35]
Rabin Ghosh 1932 Hindustani No
Ragini Shankar 1989 Hindustani Yes
Roopa Revathi 1984 Carnatic and Western Yes
Sabareesh Prabhaker 1989 Western Yes [36]
Sangeeta Shankar 1965 Hindustani Yes
Satyakam Mohkamsing 1987 Hindustani Yes [37]
Sharat Chandra Srivastava 1971 Hindustani Yes
Charumathi Raghuraman 1987 Carnatic Yes [38]
Sikkil R. Bhaskaran 1936 Carnatic Yes
T. H. Subramaniam 1965 Carnatic Yes [39]
T.N. Krishnan 1928 Carnatic Yes [40]
Tirukkodikaval Krishna Iyer 1857 Carnatic No [41]
V. Lakshminarayana 1911 Carnatic No [42]
V.G. Jog 1922 Hindustani No [43]
V. V. Ravi - Carnatic Yes [44]
Vittal Ramamurthy - Carnatic Yes
Akkarai Subbalakshmi 1983 Carnatic Yes [45]

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