35 Facts About Ambi Subramaniam

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Ambi Subramaniam was born on 5 August 1991 Los Angeles, California, United States and is a violinist, composer, and educator.

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Ambi Subramaniam started performing on stage when he was six years old and was described as the "new king of Indian classical violin" by the Times of India.

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Ambi Subramaniam was described as 'India's 24-year-old Itzhak Perlman' by the Ozy Magazine.

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In 2014, Ambi started the SaPa in Schools program with his sister, Bindu Subramaniam.

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Ambi Subramaniam's awards include the Ritz Icon of the Year Award, the Rotary Youth Award, two Global Indian Music Awards, and one BiMA.

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Ambi Subramaniam was the three-time winner of the Philomena Thumbochetty Award for Best Western Classical Violinist, and received a golden violin from Sri Jayendra Saraswati when he was 18 years old.

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Ambi Subramaniam is a youth delegate at the United Nations for the Sri Chinmoy Peace Meditation group.

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Ambi Subramaniam was born in Los Angeles, California, to violinist Dr L Subramaniam and vocalist Vijayashree Subramaniam.

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Ambi Subramaniam moved to Bangalore, India with his family in 1996, after the death of his mother.

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Ambi Subramaniam's father married Bollywood playback singer Kavita Krishnamurti in 1999.

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Ambi Subramaniam ranked first at the Associated Board Royal School of Music's violin exams, which he took in 2005.

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Ambi Subramaniam received distinctions in piano and Western music theory, and was the three-time winner of the Philomena Thumbochetty Award for Best Western Classical Violinist.

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Ambi Subramaniam completed his BBM from Sri Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain College, which comes under the umbrella of Jain University Bangalore.

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Ambi Subramaniam completed his MBA at RIMS, Bangalore, and has a PhD in music.

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Ambi Subramaniam first sang on stage when he was six years old, and gave his first violin performance at the age of seven in Colombo, Sri Lanka, at the Indian Embassy.

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Ambi Subramaniam performed alongside the Venga Boys as part of the Pepsi Live Concert in 2000.

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Ambi Subramaniam participated in a virtual exchange program between an audience in New Delhi and one in Carnegie Hall, where he and an American teenage musician discussed cultural and musical differences.

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Ambi Subramaniam gave his debut orchestral performance at the age of 15 with the Orchestra Nationale du Lille conducted by Maestro Jean-Claude Cassedesus.

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Ambi Subramaniam has performed with the Orchestra Nationale du Lille, Sinfonia Baltica, the Kwazulu Natal Symphony, and the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra.

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In January 2013, Ambi was a soloist with the Seattle Symphony performing Shantipriya, a composition of Dr L Subramaniam.

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In 2015, Ambi Subramaniam performed at the Philharmonie de Paris, a cultural institution in France dedicated to music.

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Ambi Subramaniam played at the Theatre de la Ville in 2017, and was the youngest Indian soloist to have performed there.

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23.

Ambi Subramaniam performed at Chicago's Millennium Park for the first time in 2015 with his father, as part of the Chicago World Music Festival.

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Ambi Subramaniam is a regular performer at the Lakshminarayana Global Music Festival, participating as a featured soloist in many special events including Sounds of India and Violins for Peace.

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Ambi Subramaniam has performed twice at the Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival, in 2008 and 2012.

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Ambi Subramaniam continues to record and perform regularly with his father.

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In 2013, Ambi started a fusion band, SubraMania, along with his sister Bindu Subramaniam.

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In 2018, Bindu and Ambi Subramaniam collaborated with Carnatic fusion artist Mahesh Raghvan to create The Thayir Sadam Project.

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Ambi Subramaniam co-founded the SaPa in Schools program in 2014, as an initiative to integrate music into the mainstream academic curriculum.

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Ambi Subramaniam is currently working on offering undergraduate courses in music education, technology, and performance.

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In 2020, along with Bindu Subramaniam, Ambi took the SaPa curriculum online, with an online learning platform hosting self-paced courses by Dr L Subramaniam, Kavita Krishnamurti Subramaniam, Anup Jhalota, Russ Miller and more.

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32.

Ambi Subramaniam delivered two TEDx talks on fusion music and the violin – at different universities in Bangalore.

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Ambi Subramaniam has conducted workshops at the Paris Conservatory, Metea Valley High School, Illinois, Whistling Woods International, Mumbai and many others.

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Ambi Subramaniam has conducted masterclasses in music at locations in Norway, Sri Lanka, Spain, The Netherlands, and Germany.

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Ambi Subramaniam has made appearances on TV shows broadcast in Sri Lanka, Spain, Italy, UK and the US.

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