Cine Buster: Grammy winner Violinist Ganesh Rajagopalan is a pioneer in carving a niche for instrumental music in India!

Keerti Kadam writes:

Celebrated fusion band ‘#Shakti’, led by maestros #ZakirHussain ji and #JohnMcLaughlin, clinched the Grammy for ‘#BestGlobalMusicAlbum’ with their latest masterpiece ‘This Moment’. Amidst the spotlight on #ShankarMahadevan, another luminary shines bright – Mr. #GaneshRajagopalan, the lead violinist of Shakti.

Hailing from Chennai, Mr. Ganesh brings over five decades of musical prowess alongside his brother, Kumaresh, forming the renowned violin duo Ganesh Kumaresh. Their legacy in Indian Classical Music has left an indelible mark on the genre. Mr. Ganesh’s contributions extend beyond Shakti; he is a pioneer in carving a niche for instrumental music in India.

Collaborating with icons like Ilayaraja, AR Rahman, and Keeravani, Mr. Ganesh’s compositions blend genres seamlessly with Carnatic music, pushing the boundaries of innovation. His achievements include the prestigious Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, a testament to his mastery in the performing arts.

Reflecting on the Grammy win, Mr. Ganesh expressed gratitude to the band and acknowledged the faith bestowed upon him by Zakir Hussain ji and John McLaughlin ji. He remarked, “Indian Classical Music has been integral to my journey, and this win is its crowning glory as we continue to create musical masterpieces for global audiences.”

Mr. Ganesh Rajagopalan, a performing artist, composer, educator, and founder of Eswara School of Music, embodies the spirit of artistic excellence and continues to inspire generations with his musical prowess.

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