Embar S.Kannan

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Embar S.Kannan

Born: 19 February 1975

  • He is an award-winning and pioneering violinist in the fields of Carnatic Music and Tamil Film Music.
  • Trained in Carnatic as well as Western Classical methods, he is a Grade ‘A top’ artist of All India Radio and is universally acclaimed as a soloist and an accompanist.
  • One of his prodigal accomplishments was the introduction of the silent violin to Carnatic Music in 2001.
  • In August 2006, he played the silent violin at Puttaparthi in the presence of Bhagawan Sri Satya Sai Baba with the musicians of the HeArtBeat Ensemble.
  • On July 14, 2011, he played at a concert that was organized to raise funds for the Sankalp Trust, the open school and learning centre for special children, at the Mutha Venkata Subba Rao Concert Hall.
  • He received his Western Classical training from acclaimed music director, Diwaker master.
  • Under him, he entered the film industry with the movie Puli Pettra Pillai.
  • Subsequently, he made himself an integral part of Maestro Ilaiyaraja’s orchestra and with them, has played in numerous films and concerts around the world.
  • In addition, he has played for other music directors; notably, Karthik Raja, Yuvan Shankar Raja, Vidyasagar, Sharath, A. R. Rahman and Deva.

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