“Greatest of classical Indian violinists, [he] was both Paganini and Poet.”—San Francisco Chronicle
Dr. L. Subramaniam is considered India’s violin icon and the “Paganini of Indian Classical music.” He has the serenity of an Indian musician combined with the magnetism of a Western “star.” Constantly performing all over the world—from Singapore to Paris, from Delhi to Los Angeles—he has conquered every audience with the elegance and virtuosity of his style. His career as a childhood prodigy brought him into contact with the greatest musicians and he soon became a master of the violin. Since 1973 Subramaniam has made historic collaborations and recordings with renowned musicians such as Sir Yehudi Menuhin, Stéphane Grappelli, Stevie Wonder, Jean-Pierre Rampal, and Herbie Hancock, among others.
Subramaniam performs a program of South Indian Carnatic music with his son Ambi Subramaniam and percussionist Mahesh Krishnamurthy.
Join us for a pre-concert talk at 6:00 p.m. by Sonya Rhie Quintanilla, George P. Bickford Curator of Indian and Southeast Asian Art, as she previews the reopening of the Indian and Southeast Asian galleries.