Dr. Mysore Manjunath, the son and disciple of renowned violinist Prof.S.Mahadevappa, was a remarkable child prodigy who matured quickly to emerge as one of the top ranking Violinist in India today.
Dr.Manjunath did his Bachelor and Master in Music securing First Rank and 4 Gold Medals at the University of Mysore and later on University of Mysore awarded him PhD for his scholarly thesis on Violin.
Dr.Manjunath has performed at prestigious organizations all over world. Some of them are Royal Albert Hall-London, Sydney Opera house, Oregon, Oxford University, Santa-Fe festival in New Mexico to World Music Festival in Chicago, International Violin Conference held in Sandiego, World Music festival in Chicago, Bozar Music conference in Belgium, Conservatorium Van Amsterdam & National Centre for early music-UK and many more.
Dr.Manjunath has the distinction of being invited for special presentations, and workshops at some of the World’s Top Universities including, The MIT-USA, Oxford University, University of Chicago, Oxford University, University of North Texas, The Kansas state University, University of Osaka Japan, University of Princeton, Griffith University-Australia, Texas A & M University- USA, University of Central Oklahoma, The University of Utrecht–School of Arts- Netherland.
Dr.Manjunath is one of the youngest Recipients of prestigious Sangeet Natak Academy Award by The Government of India. He is the youngest musician to receive prestigious Rajyothsava Award by the Government of Karnataka. Other important awards are The Excellence Award from American Institute of World culture, Honors from the American Arts council, Best Violinist awards from The Music Academy, Meritorious Award from University of Oklahoma-USA, Pragya Award by ACWS, Best violinist award from The Indian fine arts society, Chowdiah National Award by Academy of Music, Aryabhata Award, Sangeeth Samrat, Sangitha Vidwanmani, Sangita Vedanta Dhurina amongst many more.
He is accompanied by Sri G Guruprasanna on Kanjira, Sri Arjunan Kumar on Mridangam and his son Sumanth Manjunath on Violin.