Mysore M. Nagaraj & Dr. Mysore M. Manjunath, the sons and disciples
of renowned violinist Sangeetha VidhyaNidhi Prof. S.Mahadevappa, were
child prodigies who matured quickly to emerge as one of the top ranking
violinists in India today. Raised in an atmosphere redolent with music,
the brothers mastered an unique style characterized by pristine purity,
lucidity, melody, super clarity and perfect rhythm. Individually both
are complete musicians having established themselves as artists with
rare insight, classicism & technical sophistication.
Their exceptional musical talents were first revealed at very tender
age of 9 when they stormed into the music world sweeping all the music
lovers & critics off their feet by their extraordinary musical acumen
and technical virtuosity. Acclaimed as child prodigies with astonishing
musicianship, Nagaraj and Manjunath matured blossoming in the field of
South Indian "classical musicals one of the leading Instrumentalists in
the country. From child prodigies to Trail blazers, captivating
audiences & critics, Mysore brothers have created unrivalled record as
star performers in prestigious organizations world over.
Mysore Brothers make
a formidable violin Duet team and are one of the leading exponents of
Classical Instrumental Music in India today. Their performances feature
an extraordinary range of musical expressions from the deepest
meditations to astonishing virtuosity with outstanding artistic
imagination. As critics admit, their concerts are filled with peace,
tranquility and exhilaration-result of superb fingering & bowing
techniques creating breathtakingly beautiful melodies.
Both Nagaraj and Manjunath have won the coveted Best Violinist
awards from the prestigious Madras Music Academy many times. In 1986,
Nagaraj was declared to be one of the top 22 musicians in Carnatic
music & today, he is among a handful of A'Top artists in the country.
Excelling academically as well, Manjunath graduated from the University
of Mysore, securing First Rank and 3 Gold Medals in Masters in music
with a distinction of scoring the highest marks in the entire arts
faculty. Recently the University of Mysore awarded him the Ph.D for his
scholarly thesis on Violin. Currently he is on the faculty of
Department Of Music at the University of Mysore.
Being true performing artists, the Mysore Brothers appeal to
varied audiences & know how best to blend good artistry, virtuosity &
concert-craft, developing rapport with the listeners. The brothers are
a musical phenomenon to whom perfection of tone and execution come as
spontaneously as the free & unfretted flow of their ideas. Laurels &
accolades kept pouring in from their childhood. Their Violin Concerts
have been featured in innumerable festivals & conferences all over the
world. Mysore brothers received innumerable awards including the Best
Violinist awards from Music Academy and Indian fine arts society,
Excellence award from American Institute of World culture, State award
from the government of Karnataka, Sangeetha Samrat, Sangeetha Rathna,
Ganakalashree etc. Mysore Nagaraj& Mysore Manjunath, the true cultural
ambassadors of India, have enthralled audiences in USA, Canada,
Malaysia, Singapore, England, Germany, France, Gulf countries,
Switzerland, Austria-etc. Their dexterity at their art has taken them
to perform in several prestigious Universities as well.
Srimushnam Raja Rao:
Srimushnam Rajarao was a childhood prodigy and started
performing at the age of 7. He has an illustrious musical heritage
going back to his great grand father Sri Sethumadhava Rao, a renowned
mridangist cum musician.
Sri. Rajarao got his initial training from his father Vidwan
Venkataramana Rao and subsequently tom the well-known Kumbhakonam
Sri Rajarao has captured the hearts of music lovers in India as well as
abroad with his versatile and masterly performance on the mridangam.
His artistry, consistent technical perfection have made Sri. Rajarao
one of the leading mridangist in the Carnatic music scene.
Sri Rajarao has been conferred numerous titles and has won several
awards including “Kalaimamani” (Government of Tamilnadu), “Rasika
Kalaratna” (Sydney), “Sangeetha Ratnakara” (Cleveland Aradha Committee)
and Best Mridangist award (Music Academy, Madras). Sri Rajarao has
performed all over the world including numerous visits to USA.