An Ode to Remember, Ahead of 25th edition of Lakshminarayana Global Music Festival, we speak with its founders, prolific Dr L Subramaniam, KavitaKrishnamurti.
Jan 10, 2017, Deccan Chronicle
Dr L Subramaniam and KavitaKrishnamurti perform at a previous edition of the Festival
Imagine. Carnatic ragas seamlessly blending with French jazz. Add to it a mix of Hindustani, Western classical, orchestral sounds, some ghazals, Bollywood, folk and rock. This will probably help you understand why the Lakshminarayana Global Music Festival has the word ‘global’ in it and is today celebrating its 25th year. Before its prolific directors Dr. L Subramaniam and KavitaKrishnamurti take to the Chowdiah Memorial Hall’s stages to inaugurate it today, they tell us how it all came to be.
Tribute to a dream, Maestro L Subrmaniam’s homage to his father’s vision for the Indian violin.
January 13, 2017, The NEWS Minute
If there’s truth to be had in clichés, you can see it unfold at an event like the Lakshminarayana Global Music Festival. As Russian violin maestro VadimRepin, critically acclaimed pianist Svetlana Smolina and versatile Norwegian cellist AudunSandvik blend together with foremost Indian violinist L Subramaniam, his son Ambi and Swaratma’sSanjeevNayak, it’s easy to see why the truism about music breaking boundaries exists.
25th edition of the Lakshminarayana Global Music Festival to kick off in Bangalore
January 5, 2017, The Hindu
Recognized worldwide for bringing the best of international musical talents under one roof, showcasing music from every genre – Indian classical to jazz, the Lakshminarayana Global Music Festival (LGMF) will kick off its 25th edition in Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Bangalore, on January 10th, 2017 and in Sri Shanmukhananda Hall, Mumbai on January 13th, 2017. These concerts will be dedicated to the birth centenary of Lord Yehudi Menuhin, the most prolific violinist of the 20th century.
In tribute, to a father and a guru
07th January 2017, The New Indian Express
Violinist and composer Dr L Subramaniam’s father V Lakshminarayana was trained as a vocalist from a very young age, from when he was four years old. At seven, Lakshminarayana gave his first concert. But, it was as a violinist that he changed the course of Carnatic music.
Soulful, stirring musical night
12th January 201, The Indian Express
The expansive Chowdiah Memorial Hall began filling up rapidly the moment the doors opened. True, it was not a ticketed programme. But, many organizers shy away from holding an event in this auditorium because of its sheer size. A full house at Chowdiah is a reflection of an audience with a refined taste and the popularity of the artiste(s).