Karnatic violinist Sumanth Manjunath in conversation with Dr Alice Barron

Trained by his father and renowned guru Dr Mysore Manjunath, Sumanth Manjunath is forging an international career as a Karnatic (South Indian) classical violinist. Discussions will focus on Sumanth’s musical training in South India: learning an oral tradition from his father as well as the institutional education of a degree and Masters at the University of Mysore. We will delve into the intriguing relationship between tradition and innovation as a performer of twenty-first century Karnatic classical music. The Colloquium will include a performance demonstration typical of a Karnatic concert.