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June 30, 2015

Quick 10 with Ambi Subramaniam

Interviews by Wyanet Vaz And Zaral Shah. Photographs by Tejal Pandey (Mumbai), Manpreet Singh (Delhi), Selvaprakash L (Bengaluru), Devraj Chalia (Guwahati). Illustrations by Farzana Cooper. Conceptualised and Executed by Ashima Gupta. Styling by Priyanka Monga. Make-Up by Charmaine Rao for Guerlain; Hair by Sareena Acharya, Mallika Pirani, Harish Ratan Singh For L’oreal Professional (Mumbai)

For taking his family’s legacy ahead by excelling at various instruments and performing at MSG for NaMo

Born in Los Angeles, raised in Bengaluru.

So far
Ritz Icon of the Year Award, the Rotary Youth Award and two GiMAs. At age 13 was invited to present a concert for the then President of India Dr APJ Abdul Kalam.

First encounter with a violin
When I was three, trying to imitate my dad (L Subramaniam).

If not a musician
A cricketer or a mathematician.

A memorable performance
I was delighted to be a part of the performance before Modiji’s speech at the Madison Square Garden.

Favourite quote
‘A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?’ – Albert Einstein.

Violin or piano
Violin to play, piano to compose.

On your bucket list
Visit the Amazon, work with Hans Zimmer and perform at the Carnegie Hall.

Upcoming Projects:
A SubraMania album and a new classical album.

Looking forward to in 2015
Performances in France, Germany, Russia, US and Norway, amongst other places.

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