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BIOGRAPHY

Injikkudi Subramaniam

Nadaswaram is a traditional South Indian acoustic musical instrument, played at all auspicious occasions and temple festivals. It is the world’s loudest non-brass acoustic instrument, with a unique identity and features. Injikudi E. M. Subramanian is a globally renowned nadaswaram artist and hails from a family who have been exponents of the instrument for the past 20 generations. He comes from the small village of Injikudi in the state of Tamilnadu in India. He learnt the art of nadaswaram from his paternal uncle and his father from the age of six and started performing at 11. He perfected the art under renowned master T. V. Somaskantham Pillai for three years at the Palani Temple’s nadaswaram college. He also has a master’s degree in music from Annamalai University in Tamilnadu, where he was a gold medallist. Injikudi E. M. Subramanian has received various awards, including the State Government Award for Artists, the prestigious Kalaimamani Award, the Kalki Memorial Award and an award for outstanding musician of 2014 from the Sri Krishna Gana Sabha in Tamilnadu. He has performed internationally, including in Sri Lanka, Singapore, Australia, Canada and the USA. He has also taught the art of nadaswaram to several hundred students in India, as well as to many international students. He nonetheless maintains he is still learning and practices the art for several hours a day. His younger brother Injikudi E. M. Mariyappan is also a major nadaswaram artist and they perform together in the leading Erattai Nadaswaram.

Current as of July 2015

Injikkudi Subramaniam, © ohne Angabe / no details available

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