1 JUNE 2022 /
Dr. MYSORE MANJUNATH / VIOLINIST /
Dr. Mysore Manjunath, the gifted Violin maestro has been mesmerizing audiences all over the world as star performer.
Dr. Manjunath and his brother Mysore Nagaraj popularly known as Mysore Brothers are the sons and disciples of renowned violinist Prof. Mahadevappa.
“Our father has been the greatest motivator in our lives. He made us work so hard, paid attention to every small detail, always showing us how we could improve. We also realised how much he had helped to popularise Carnatic Music in Mysore. Now We are trying to keep that legacy alive, continuing the work he had begun,” says Dr. Mysore Manjunath, the legend in Carnatic Music.
He is one of the youngest recipients of the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award by the Government of India and the Rajyotsava Award by the Government of Karnataka.
He has performed in many highly reputed World Music Festivals and conducted Jugalbandi and fusion programmes.
The great Sitar legend and Bharath Ratna Pandit Ravi Shankar complemented his music and called him the ‘Prince of Mysore’ when he attended the prestigious live concert of Dr. Manjunath at San Diego in 2012.
Dr. Mysore Manjunath has performed the first ever Indian Violin concert at the prestigious Oxford University in 2018.
He has participated in innumerable Music Festivals and conferences including World Music festival in Chicago, Bozar Music conference in Belgium, Milano Music Festival in Italy, Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur and Theatre-dala-ville in Paris & Singapore Fine Arts and Conservatorium Van Amsterdam and National Centre for Early Music – UK.
He attended the Special Republic Day Concert at the Congress Hall, Slovenia as the cultural representative of our country.
Dr. Manjunath completed Bachelor and Master degree in Music securing first rank and Gold medals from the University of Mysore.
He was awarded Ph.D for his thesis on Violin and later nominated as the Cultural Ambassador of the University.
He has guided many research students as a distinguished Professor in the Department of Music, University of Mysore.
Dr. Manjunath also attended Special Conferences, Workshops and Concerts at many prestigious Universities including MIT-USA, Oxford, University of Chicago, University of North Texas, IIT, The Kansas State University, University of Osaka Japan, University of Princeton, Griffith University – Australia, Texas A & M University – USA, University of Central Oklahoma, The University of Utrecht School of Arts – Netherlands.
His methodology and unique style of sticking to the tradition with blending innovative styles keeps the great maestro in great spirits all the time.
Mysore Brothers received innumerable awards including the Excellence Award from American Institute of World Culture, Honors from the American Arts Council, Aryabhata Award, Meritorious Award from University of Oklahoma USA.
He is a true “Cultural Ambassador of India” who continues to spread the rich cultural heritage of Indian classical music.
Images credit / Dr. Mysore Manjunath