|Artist: Ambi Subramaniam|
Hailed as "the new king of Indian classical violin" and “India’s Itzhak Pearlmann," Ambi Subramaniam has been trained by his father and guru Dr. L. Subramaniam since he was three years old. He gave his first stage performance at the age of seven. He has received awards and recognitions including the Ritz Icon of the Year Award, the Rotary Youth Award, and two Global Indian Music Awards. He was awarded a golden violin by Sri Jayendra Saraswati when he was 18.
Along with his sister Bindu, Ambi runs the SaPa in Schools program, which teaches music to over 30,000 young children in schools in India. He also co-hosts The SaPa Show on Sankara TV, which aims to teach global music to young children. He formed SubraMania and The Thayir Sadam Project; their music videos have received millions of views on social media and the musicians have performed across India and around the world.
Ambi is a youth delegate at the United Nations for the Sri Chinmoy Peace Meditation group, and recently completed his PhD in music, on creating a global violin technique.
|Host: Narendra Kusnur|
Narendra Kusnur has been a journalist for 35 years, specializing in covering of music. His articles have appeared in numerous publications, including Mid-Day, The Hindu, Hindustan Times, Music Plus and Seniors Today.
Kusnur has also had a two year stint with EMI Music India, handling the Indian music and Warner Music repertoire. At Reliance Retail, he headed training for their lifestyle products division, including books and music.
He writes on all forms of Indian and international music, besides appearing in conferences and webinars. Recently, he presented a series on the basics of jazz for NCPA Mumbai.