Mumbai: Indian violinist Dr. L. Subramaniam was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Music by the University of Sheffield UK. The graduation ceremony was presided over by pro-vice-chancellor Geoff Tomlinson.
Visions of India- a tribute to nation and a blend of different unique music traditions including Colorful Folk, Classical Music, Bollywood Music and Fusion was an attempt of Subramaniam to bring various celebrated artists from different parts of country under one roof to show the unity in diversity and to remember Subramaniam’s father Late Laksmi Narayana.
Subramaniam is the only musician who has performed/recorded Karnatic Classical Music, Western Classical Music, both Orchestral and non-Orchestral, and also composed for and conducted major Orchestras, collaborated with a wide range of some of the greatest musicians, from different genres of music including jazz, occidental, jugalbandis with North Indian musicians, world music and global fusion.
He has composed music for few films including Salaam Bombay and Mississippi Masala. He was also the featured soloist for Bernardo Bertolucci’s Little Buddha and Cotton Mary of Merchant Ivory Productions.
He is the founder/director of the Lakshminarayana Global Music Festival. The Festival has brought some of the greatest artists from around the globe together on one stage. It is held annually, primarily in India, but has also been held in different parts of the world.