Indira Sivasailam Endowment Concert 2017

The artists to be honored with the eighth Indira Sivasailam Endowment Medal (2017) are the violinist duo and siblings - Lalgudi Krishnan and Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi. The exceptionally talentedduo are renowned for their distinctive style, immaculate performances, and unique ability to innovate within the Carnatic music framework and have enthralled audiences world over.

The 'Lalgudi Bani' - a style founded and evolved by Lalgudi Jayaraman, the siblings' father and guru is a distinctive style that was created to make the violin sing and make it the means of projecting and expressing a melody. But the uniqueness of this style rests in its originality, and the ability to reveal the raga of the song in the shortest span of time, and naturally facilitate the choice of tempo, gamakas, and other musical nuances making it a refreshing experience for the audience on every occasion.

Practitioners of one of the most admired banis in the field of music, the Lalgudi siblings' concentrated practice, determination to excel, aesthetic compositions, complete laya control, and beautiful sync have made them a renowned name in the country. Together, they bring alive the traditional Lalgudi style, balanced with their own innovation.