Esplanade Presents


IPAC 2023: Strings of Gold

Indian Performing Arts Convention 2023
In collaboration with Apsaras Arts Dance Company
IPAC Violin and Mridangam delegates (India and Singapore)

17 Jun 2023, Sat, 8pm

1hr 30mins

(Intermission: None)

Esplanade Annexe Studio

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Acclaimed violinist Embar S Kannan conducts an ensemble of Carnatic violins to bring the music of great composers to the stage. Intertwined with melodic interludes, harmonies embellishing compositions and pieces, this concert features young and up-and-coming violinists and percussionists with music arranged and orchestrated by Embar S Kannan.


Violin delegates include Sreeranjani Muthusubramanian, Vedagnya Narasimha, Laya Mahesh and Shiv Darshan Suresh. Percussion delegates include Pranav Swaminathan and Siddhanth Anand.

Admission Age:
6 and above.
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Artist Information

Embar S. Kannan

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Embar S. Kannan is a 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 on All India Radio and is universally acclaimed as a soloist and an accompanist.


His initial training in Carnatic music was with Sri Subbanna Bhagavathar and Sri Vittal Ramamurthy. In 1986, he received a talent scholarship from the Government of India and earned a place under the mentorship of Kum.A. Kanyakumari. Shortly thereafter, he received the Yuva Kala Bharathi from Bharat Kalachar and the ‘Best Violinist Award’ from the Madras Music Academy for eight consecutive years. Over the course of his Carnatic career, he has accompanied many leading artists such as T. V. Sankaranarayanan, Trichur Ramachandran, T. N. Seshagopalan, Sudha Raghunathan, Kadri Gopalnath, P. Unnikrishnan, Bombay Jayashree and S. Sowmya.


One of Kannan's prodigal accomplishments was the introduction of the silent violin to Carnatic music in 2001. Kannan received his Western classical training from acclaimed music director, Master Diwaker. Under him, Kannan 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.

Date & Time

17 Jun 2023, Sat


Esplanade Annexe Studio
Tickets & Prices

Students, NSFs, Seniors & PWDs

Price $35 $22

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