The Embassy of India in Brussels is organizing an Evening of Instrumental Music by renowned music group—Madras String Quartet led by Mr. V. S. Narasimhan– from Chennai, India.
Madras String Quartet (MSQ) was founded in 1993 by Mr. V.S. Narasimhan. Commencing its career with regular western chamber music repertoire, the Quartet gradually ventured into newer frontiers involving unique combination of Southern Indian classical music with western harmonic principles.
MSQ is visiting Belgium and Luxembourg for performances under the sponsorship of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) of India.
Entry is free of charge. There is no ticket for the event. You may please send confirmations of your participation to Ms. Parveen Juneja, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Entry will be on first-come-first served basis.
MSQ has released several popular music albums like “Resonance”, “Raga Saga” and “Seamless Strings” that contain intricate arrangements replete with an enduring blend of Western harmonies, counterpoint, and pulsating rhythmic structures.
Hailing the leader of the MSQ– Narasimhan, the reputed Indian English daily–The Times of India, had remarked: “The violin is his pen; his music is the message. To decipher it, is to appreciate two rich legacies”. Narasimhan has scored music for special projects such as an Indian epic ballet –The Living Tree — and has released several music albums with renowned Indian musical exponents like Karaikudi R. and other innovative musicians of the world including John Kaizan Neptune and French violin virtuoso Gilles Apap. He also regularly scores music for Indian films.
Besides Narasimhan on first Violin, MSQ comprises of Mohan Rao on second Violin, Sasikumar on Viola and V.R. Sekar on Cello. MSQ is visiting Belgium and Luxembourg for performances under the sponsorship of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) of India.