"Practice gives foundation and strength, if one practices for four hours daily for five years, then one can become a normal violinist. Sky is the limit!!!" - Sri.M.S.Gopalakrishnan.


My Mission and Vision
Dr.M.Narmadha"s music Foundation School 'SANCARA' Perpetuates Parur MSG Violin legacy, teaching Violin, Vocal and Musicology. Every student is trained to become a practitioner of the rich classical traditional Indian music and also educated on the technicalities and niceties of this classical heritage Parur MSG Guruji Violin style.


About Me - My Profile
Kalaimamani - Vani Kala Sudhakara Dr.M.Narmadha renowned versatile popular third generation violinist,daughter and disciple of the legendary Violinist PadmaShri & PadmaBhushan) M. S. Gopalakrishnan and Meenakshi Gopalakrishnan is a happy combination of a violinist,musicologist and vocalist.

Initially, she got trained under her grandfather Parur A. Sundaram Iyer, after whom the 'Parur' style has been named (He was the pioneer who introduced Hindustani Music in South India and introduced the Violin in North India as early as 1925.) She was trained as vocalist by her mother Meenakshi Gopalakrishnan and Sangitha Kalanidhi Shri T.M.Tyagarajan.

Dr. M.Narmadha received her Phd in Music from Delhi University as a Senior University Grants Commission {UGC} fellow under the able guidance of Sitar virtuoso Prof.Debu Chaudhuri and renowned musicologist Dr.K.G.Ginde.
Her doctoral thesis 'A Comparison on North & South Indian Music Styles' is also available as a book titled 'Indian Music and Sancaras in Ragaas'.

A career gold medalist, top grade artiste of All India Radio and outstanding empanelled artist ICCR ,she has performed violin solo,Jugalbandhi and duets in both Hindustani and Carnatic classical styles with equal command, thanks to her initial simultaneous rigorous training in both styles.
Endowed with effortless bowing and elegant precision, melodies directly appealing to the heart, treading the path of trend and tradition, completing 45 years of service to Indian Music with 7000 concerts, Narmadha has charmed audiences all over the world with her vivacious expressions on her Violin marked by total involvement,complete commitment and dedication and occupies a very important place in the world of Indian classical music. She has toured all over the world including USA, UK, Holland, South Africa, Australia, Singapore, Spain, Malaysia, Hongkong. She has received the Best Violinist award by the Music Academy, Madras eight times consecutively. Versatility is Narmadha's forte. A Violinist of rare excellence, Narmadha's violin renditions breathe clarity and vigor with dexterous graceful violin touches. Her Fusion concert 'Ecstasy' endeavors to bring classical music to the uninitiated and the lay masses.

She has command over and flair for a number of languages like English, Sanskrit and French. Her articles have been widely published in international journals. Narmadha has won several awards for career excellence in performance and Lecture Demonstrations. In recognition of her contribution to Indian Classical Violin Music she was conferred

** Kalaimamani by the Govt of Tamil Nadu for excellence in violin.
** Shanmukhananda Sangeeta Shiromani by the Shanmukhananda Sangeeta Sabha,Mumbai.
** Yami Award for the Best Accomplished Violinist by Music Today Group, Mumbai.
** Shantidoot Award from Mahamountirth Ashram Ujjain.
** Vadya Bharati from Bharatam, Trissur.
** Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Excellence Award, Chennai.
** Tantri Vadya Visharada, San Francisco.



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