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Indian classical Violin maestro Ganesh Rajagopalan (of Ganesh Kumaresh duo brothers fame) is internationally renowned performer and composer for past four decades. As a child prodigy he has been performing since the young age of seven and rose to stardom.

He has toured all over the world.Ganesh completed his 100th stage appearance before he was ten years old. Having learnt the art form from his Guru, Sri T S Rajagopalan, he mastered the art form to be graded A Top for his Violin playing and graded A in the Vocal category by All India Radio, the only recognized grading agency in India.

In his four decades of experience in performing, teaching, collaborating, and composing he has carved a niche for himself with his impeccable,remarkable technique and incredible virtuosity. He has toured world wide including performances at prestigious venues like Queen Elizabeth Hall, Royal Festival Hall in London, Chicago Symphony Center, Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley,Walt Disney Center, LA, Festival of Violin - Barcelona, Symphony Space- NY, Summermela, Rome Italy etc

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  • 2nd Feb 2020 8.30 pm

    Ganesh & Kumaresh

    Kanha Shanti Vanam, Hyderabad

  • 3rd Feb 2020 8.00 pm

    Homage to Abbaji
    Udtad Zakir Hussain - Tabla
    Ganesh Rajagopalan - Violin

    Shanmukhananda Hall, Mumbai

  • 9th Feb 2020 6.30 pm

    Ganesh & Kumaresh

    Chromepet Cultural Academy, Chennai

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  • Kala Sigaram - 2020
    Conferred by AKP Fine Arts, Chennai

    31st Jan 2020
  • Vocational Excellence Award - 2019
    Conferred by Rotary Club Madras East and Saraswathi Vidyalaya, Chennai

    1st Nov 2019
  • Lifetime Achievement Award - 2019
    Conferred by Karthik Fine Arts Chennai

    April 2019
  • Sangeetha Vedantha Dhureena Award - 2019
    Instituted by Ramalalithakala Mandira, Bengaluru

    Feb 2019
  • Ganesh Kumaresh Day
    Proclaimed by the City of Frisco

    21st April 2018
  • Maharajapuram Santhanam Memorial Award - 2017
    Conferred by the Maharajapuram Santhanam Trust, Chennai

    2017
  • K.Balachander Rolling Trophy For Artistic Excellence
    Conferred by the Bharat Kalachar, Chennai, (Instituted by Kavithalaya Krishnan)

    2016
  • Academy of Music Chowdiah Award, Bangalore
    Conferred the Academy of Music Chowdiah Award by Academy of Music, Bangalore

    2016
  • Lifetime Achievement Award by Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Chennai
    Honoured with the P. Obul Reddy and P. Gnanambal Memorial Lifetime Achievement Awards (instituted by P. Vijayakumar Reddy and Preetha Reddy) by Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Chennai

    2013
  • GIMA Award
    The Global Indian Music Academy Awards are presented annually by Global Indian Music Academy to honour and recognise Indian music. The Album "Aksharam" bagged the Best Carnatic Classical Album award

    2011
  • Felicitation by the President Shri R Venkataraman

  • TIFF Award
    "Best Background Score" Award for the film "Lessons in Forgetting" at The Indian Independent Film Festival (TIIFF), at Bangalore in the year 2013

    2013
  • Kalaimamani Award
    Kalaimani Award Award by the Government of Tamil Nadu

    1997
  • MGR Felicitating
    The then Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Shri M G Ramachandran felicitating...

  • Andavan Swami Award
    Award from Shri Andavan Swami

  • Meditate with Ganeshji - Latest Digital Album by Ganesh Rajagopalan

  • Recently Ganesh Rajagopalan has been invited to perform as part of the ground breaking band ‘Shakti’ led by the legendary Guitarist Sri John McLaughlin

  • 'Temple of Music' is a non profit trust started by the violin maestro Ganesh Rajagopalan. Temple of Music organises different events like Swara Yoga, Workshops, Concerts etc. Special Weekend Swara Yoga Sessions are organised for students of Ganesh Rajagopalan

  • Ganesh Rajagopalan takes Meesu Krishna's lyrics 'HamSoham' and works with a set of talented students in Seattle to create this beautiful piece

  • Ganesh Rajagopalan is the Director of Music at eSwara School of Music, Seattle

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Temple of Music

'Temple of Music' is a non profit trust started by the violin maestro Ganesh Rajagopalan. Temple of Music organises different events like Swara Yoga, Workshops, Concerts etc. Special Weekend Swara Yoga Sessions are organised for students of Ganesh Rajagopalan

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Ragapravaham

Ragapravaham is about giving meaning to the Raga through a composition without the baggage of lyrics.

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Swara Yoga

Reach the doorsteps of Brahmananda with Music as an aid.... Swara Yoga session brings one closer than ever to pure music and its effects

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String Sings

Ganesh Rajagoplan has collaborated with many music directors in the film industry.String Sings is an instrumental offering featuring film songs.

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Collaborations

  • Collaborations with other Musicians

    Ganesh Rajagopalan has collaborated with some of the greatest musicians in the world, across multiple genres - classical, folk, film, theatre, jazz - to bring out some outstanding creative works.

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  • Dance Music

    Ganesh Rajagopalan has set music for dance ballets like – ‘Maya Ravan’,‘Savithri’, ‘Gajamukha’, ‘Srishti'...

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  • Background Scores in Films

    Ganesh Rajagopalan has collaborated with many music directors in the film industry...

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  • Film Music Direction

    Ganesh Rajagopalan along with his brother Kumaresh Rajagopalan has scored music for feature films like - ‘Dance like a Man’, the National Award Winning film ‘Lessons in Forgetting’ and telefilm ‘Chandrikayin Kadhai’.

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  • Commercials

    Ganesh Rajagopalan has scored music for many Commercials and Jingles

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  • National Integrity Projects

    Ganesh Rajagopalan along with his brother Kumaresh Rajagopalan has collaborated in many national integrity projects

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