Karthik Subramany is a highly talented violinist and a postgraduate with distinction in Computers, UK. He started to play violin at the age of five and gave first violin solo performance at the age of nine. He has undergone training in Indian Classical (Carnatic) music under eminent musicians. He has successfully completed the Western music theory course from the University of Edinburgh, UK scoring 98% and Western musicianship course from Berklee College of Music, USA with 100%. He played violin and appeared on Udaya TV (a popular Indian TV channel) at the age of ten. He has given numerous concerts both as a soloist and as an accompanist and has enthralled the audience in India and the UK. Being passionate about the violin, he has not restricted his playing to classical music but is also well versed in playing famous Bollywood hits, Fusion, Ghazals and Irish Folk. He played violin during the program of the spiritual leader, Mata Amritanandamayi at Bangalore in 2009 and 2015. He has participated in many competitions and has won prizes. He has played violin at Sheffield Hallam University on several cultural, social occasions and performed twice at the Sheffield Hallam University fest in 2011 and 2012.
He gave violin performance at Holiday Inn, Rotherham, UK and helped to raise money for charity in August 2010. He has played violin on many cultural occasions and festivals at Hindu Samaj in Sheffield, UK. He has received appreciation from the Lord Mayor of Sheffield for his violin playing during the Diwali celebrations in Sheffield, UK in Nov 2010. He has played violin at Britain's Got Talent auditions held at Manchester and London for which he has received appreciation from the producers. Karthik holds the distinction of being the first South Indian Classical (Carnatic) musician to play violin live on BBC Radio, Sheffield. He has been featured on Shawkat Hashmi's show twice on BBC Radio, Sheffield for which he has received overwhelming response from listeners all over the World.
He is one of the few violinists to have given concert at Sri Venkateshwara temple, Birmingham, UK. He is a violin faculty at two reputable music institutes in Bangalore. He conducts violin classes online to students worldwide. He also works in IT for a UK based giant organization.
KARTHIK SUBRAMANY LIVE
He has founded 'Karthik Subramany Live', a unique multi-genre fusion band based in Bangalore consisting of leading professional musicians in 2014. The band has deep roots in Carnatic music and specializes in blending the genre with World music. The band plays its own compositions in their own unique IndoWestern style and brings electrifying yet soulful music from different genres such as Indian film, Pop, Irish folk, Rock, Ghazals, and Blues as well. The musicians have given performances in India and internationally individually and as a band. The band has received critical acclaim for distinct musicianship and versatility from the musicians and the audience worldwide.
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Karthik Subramany Live: http://indianviolin.wordpress.com/karthiksubramanylive