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Lalitha & Nandini – Queens of violin


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Systrarna Lalitha och Nandini har bemästrat fiolen sedan barnsben och är idag världsberömda för sina fantasifulla ljudkreationer. På Kulturlunch framför de en färgstark repertoar av världsmusik, klassisk indisk musik, fusion and klassisk västerländsk musik.

Startar kl 13.00. OBS! Fri entré. Lunch kl 12.00–12.45


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Internationally acclaimed Violin Maestros Dr. M. Lalitha and M. Nandini have been widely applauded as pioneers of the present generation. These outstanding musicians have enthralled the audiences with their spell binding music and have been acclaimed as the

“Only Female Duo in Asia to perform to perform the World music, South Indian Classical, Fusion and Western Classical music” - Le Mauricien.

Hailing from an illustrious family of musicians, Lalitha and Nandini have the privilege of being the fourth generation of musicians in their family. To quote the renowned music critic Subbudu “`Music runs in their blood, they must have played music even when they were in their mother’s womb” Lalitha and Nandini are the torch bearers of a unique musical tradition but yet have evolved a distinct style of their own.

Their musical genius manifested at the tender age of three and has blossomed into a top notch violinist of Today. With a career extending over two decades Lalitha and Nandini are regarded as highly imaginative virtuoso Violinists with immaculate bowing along with dexterous fingering techniques. They have been endowed with a sweet and rich tone, which along with their innate artistry and technical brilliance makes their music unique. There is a rare spirituality about their music which soaked in bhakti bhava has endowed their music with a transcendental quality. Their rare musical insight combined with their innate artistry, technical brilliance and original creativity, has enraptured their critics and connoisseurs alike. The music that cascades from the Duo's Violin's is known to be sublime, brilliant, traditional and celestial. Though much sought after violinists of today, their firm adherence to tradition or sampradaya suddham and patantara suddham adds credit to their style of performance. With their irresistible urge for perfection they have revolutionized the violin playing technique to great heights.

Their music is envisioned by the sisters as an offering to the divine, which in their musical voyage is a sole endeavor to alleviate the soul which results in a rare aesthetic and emotional musical quality. They enrapture their audience with imaginative improvisations and intricate rhythmic patterns fused with melodic sweetness. Couched in deep classicism, melody, creativity they have set a new standard for violinists. They have specialized in playing varnam-s in different grades of tempo and in playing Kalpana Svara-s in many grades of speed, which is a prominent and unique feature of their style of Violin playing.