Performance of violin duets, which was popularized Jayaraman and Srimathi as a format of rendering violin has been catapulted to new heights by the Lalgudi siblings - Lalgudi Krishnan and Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi. The duo, Lalgudi G.J.R. Krishnan and his sister Vijayalakshmi have blended admirably tradition and innovation as they lay bare the succulent sweetness to mesmerize listeners time and again with their violin duets. Thereby making it a refreshing experience to the audience on every occasion. The parampariyam they hail from, the learning under the watchful eyes of the great Lalgudi Jayaraman, the fact that the duo belongs to the sishya-parampara of Tyagabrahmam or because of their rich repertoire, that the quintessence of a raga comes to life the moment the bow touches the violin. The free style of deciding the songs, the extraordinary coordination and almost telepathic understanding in taking turns to deliver the raga or the swaras is a unique experience to watch and relish. Their recitals replete with Bhaava and expression bring to life the songs rendered
The Lalgudi tradition of classical music needs no introduction to music connoisseur
by them have elevated the beauty of their playing to a unique plane.
Amongst several outstanding features in their music expertise is this one that invites unanimous admiration that is the ability of the duo to project the identity of the raga with the enunciation of just a few notes.