Parents Lalgudi Jayaraman
|Years active 1973 – present|
Name G. R.
Siblings Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi
|Birth name Lalgudi G. J. R. Krishnan|
Born April 15, 1960 (age 55) Chennai (1960-04-15)
Aunts Rajalakshmi Gopala Iyer, Srimathi Gopala Iyer, Padmavathy Gopala Iyer
Genres Classical music, Jazz fusion
Similar People Lalgudi Jayaraman, Anil Srinivasan, Muthuswami Dikshitar
Occupation(s) Violinist, composer
Eppo Varuvaro || Madrasil Margazhi - 2006 (Live) || GJR Krishnan &Vijalakshmi (Full Verson)
'Lalgudi' G. J. R. Krishnan is a Carnatic violinist, vocalist and composer.
- Eppo Varuvaro || Madrasil Margazhi 2006 (Live) || GJR Krishnan &Vijalakshmi (Full Verson)
- Early life and background
Early life and background
Lalgudi G. J. R. Krishnan was born in Chennai to violin maestro, Lalgudi Jayaraman.
A post graduate in commerce and a Cost & Works Accountantband a Company Secretary education, Krishnan has dedicated his life to a career in music.
Lalgudi G. J. R. Krishnan debuted in 1973 and became popular. He travels extensively on musical tours all over the world. His style like his father's is the gayaka style closest to vocal rendition.
G J R Krishnan typically performs duets with his sister, Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi, a violin Vidushi. True to his father's legacy, audience can decipher the sahithya from their performance, whether it is a rendition of 'Jananipahi' (Ragam Shuddha Saveri),or that of 'Smarasada maanasa' (Bilahari) of Swati Tirunal or 'Aadamodi galade' (Charukesi) of Tyagaraja or 'Govardhanagireesam' (Hindolam) of Muthuswami Dikshitar.
G J R Krishnan's world tours include performances
- at the Lincoln center, New york
- a symphony "Sunada Pravaham" (June 2004-conducted by G J R Krishnan) at the Singapore Arts Festival
- at the Tropical Institute of Amsterdam
- in Concertgebouw-Amsterdam for the Indo Amsterdam Festival
- at the Smithsonian Institution-Washington, USA
- at the India festival in the erstwhile USSR
- at the Purcell Room, London
Krishnan's prodigious performing skills and a deep perception of the precious art of Carnatic Music have earned for him many prestigious titles and awards and recognition by many organizations and in various forums. Following are some of the awards:
1981 - Jaycees Award
1986 - Best Violinist Award from the Music Academy, Chennai
1987 - Yuva Kala Bharathi - - by Bharat Kalachar, Chennai
1990 - Creatalent Award
1992 - "ISSAIPPEROLI" from Karthik Fine Arts, Chennai
1997 - Rajamanikam Pillai Memorial Award from Sriragam Fine Arts
1997 - Rotary Award for Vocational Excellence from Rotary Club of Nangallur
1998 - The Title of "Sangeetha Choodamani: was conferred by Sri Krishna Gana Sabha ,Chennai
1998 - "Kalki Krishnamurthy Memorial Award " the Kalki Krishnamurthy Centenary year from the Kalki Krishnamurthy Memorial Trust
2004 - "Nadhabhushanam" from Sree Shanmukhananda Sangeetha Sabha, New Delhi
2006 - "Kalaimamani" by the Tamil Nadu Isai Nataka Manram, Chennai
2007 - Appointed Asthana Vidwan of Kanchi Mutt in Kanchipuran
2009 - "Sangeetha Kalasagara' Award conferred at the 42nd Annual Cultural Festival of Music,Dance & Drama
2015 - "Sangeet Natak Academi" Award