Is violin popular in India?

Today, the violin is not only ubiquitous in Carnatic music, but has also become a popular instrument among North Indian classical (Hindustani) musicians.

Are violins used in Indian music?

Instruments most commonly used in Hindustani classical music are the sitar, sarod, tambura, sahnai, sarangi, and tabla; while instruments commonly used in Karnatak classical music include the vina, mrdangam, kanjira, and violin.

Who is famous for violin in India?


Violinist Born Style
M. S. Gopalakrishnan 1931 Carnatic
M S Viswanath 1984 Carnatic and Western fusion
Malaikkottai Govindaswamy Pillai 1879 Carnatic
Manoj George 1971 Indian, Western, World Fusion

How did the violin end up in India?

The violin is thought to have been first brought to India in the early 19th century by the military bandsmen of the East India Company. The instrument was soon found to be ideal for playing classical Indian music because it lends itself well to its melodic subtleties.

Is Sarangi same as violin?

Like a violin, the sarangi is played with a bow, but unlike the violin it is held vertically with the sound chamber below. The sarangi is usually carved out of a single block of wood and its hollowed belly is covered with parchment. It typically has three main strings and sometimes a fourth string is used as a drone.

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Who is the world’s best violinist today?

His command of the art earned him numerous awards and accolades during his almost 60 year career. Undeniably, Itzhak Perlman is perhaps today’s most preeminent classical violinist.

Who is the best violinist in the world 2020?

Benedetti won the category for her performance of Wynton Marsalis’s Violin Concerto and Fiddle Dance Suite. The big winner at the 2020 Grammys was pop star Billie Eilish, who won five awards, including best new artist and song of the year.

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