For Ganesh Kumaresh, the corner stone of this art form is “Manodharma” and they truly believe that every artist should bring in his / her own ideas

This dynamic violin duo are among the leading exponents of the Carnatic violin and possibly the most recognized names in the current generation of collaborative music.

With over four decades of performance history behind them, their ability to play across genres allows a rarely seen global appeal for their music. The other dimensions of the artists include Music Direction, Production, Acting

Ganesh Kumaresh have been the only violin duo to have performed for more than four decades together. The brothers have carved a niche for Indian instrumental music with their impeccable and remarkable technique both in playing the instrument and in interpreting the musical forms. Their music is laden with virtuosity and brims with soul stirring creativity, soaked in classicism.

Their deep-rooted strength in playing Carnatic Music in the traditional way has made them the favorites with the purists as well as the uninitiated. Their strict adherence to classicism and their virtuosity with an innovative approach in their presentation has earned the appreciation of thousands of music lovers across the globe. The brothers have given new dimensions to the realm of music and have brought out a refreshingly original content and style for this form of art. Having performed in several top notch global festivals, their creative idiom is international in nature and their communication through music crosses all boundaries. Their musical caliber is recognized worldwide. They have been responsible in making violin, which was all along considered a mere accompanying instrument, occupy the centre stage of a concert platform.

Research

Ganesh Kumaresh are currently researching on the possibility of Dhanur Veena, an instrument referred in our ancient scriptures, being the origin of the modern day violin.

Found in Inner Praharam of Chidambaram Natarajar Temple

According to Tibetian mythic dictionary by Ramson Lamba, the violin in North India called as Ravan hato and Dhanurveena in South India. Marco Polo an Italian voyager carriedthe instrument to Italy during 15th century.

Ref: David Butler and Keith Miles.


Found in the praharam of Tirumukoodal Temple (Near Mysore), built during 8th Century AD by cholas.

Early Years


The brothers, who were hailed as ‘Child Violin Prodigies’, gave their first public performance in the year 1972, when Ganesh was just 7 years and Kumaresh 5 years. Since then, the brothers have performed in different places in India and in a number of countries across the globe.

Ganesh Kumaresh completed their hundredth stage appearance before the younger brother was ten years of age. By the time they were into their teens, they were performing with the veterans in the musical field.