Subramaniam and Yehudi Menuhin

The late great Yehudi Menuhin is widely regarded as being one of the finest violinists of the 20th century.

Menuhin is quoted as saying: “I find nothing more inspiring than the music-making of my very great colleague Subramaniam. Each time I listen to him, I am carried away in wonderment.”

In 1986 Menuhin invited Subramaniam to play at his 70th birthday celebrations, and the following year Menuhin and Subramaniam performed together at the United Nations for a celebration of the 40th anniversary of India’s independence.

Now Subramaniam is set to perform at WOMADelaide, his third appearance at the festival.  He was one of the artists who performed at the very first WOMADelaide back in 1992.

Subramaniam’s life has been rich with collaboration and innovation.  He once went on tour with George Harrison and Ravi Shankar; he was musical adviser for Peter Brook’s epic production of The Mahabharata; he has performed and recorded with Herbie Hancock.

Dr L. Subramaniam appears at WOMADelaide 2020 on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th March.

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