Like the guitar, the violin too belongs to the family of stringed instruments but is the smallest in its kind. It was invented in Europe during the Renaissance in the 1500s. Over the years, the violin too has evolved and undergone design transformations to enhance sound quality and volume. It has a hollow body and a narrow neck with four strings that rises from the body. A bow is used across the strings to emit sound.
The violin is rightly called the ‘king of all musical instruments’ due to its ability to evoke varied emotions –from sounding melancholic to happy, heart wrenching to playful, it can inspire a gamut of sentiments.While it is an important solo instrument, the violin plays an extensively prominent role in orchestras.
While the instrument per se was imported to India from Europe centuries ago, through the years the violin adapted itself to Indian music and created a niche space for itself especially in the genre of Carnatic music. Today it plays an important role as a musical accompaniment in an Indian concert.
It is aptly suggested that given its complexity, the violin is best learnt from a young age. Anyone above the age of eight can learn violin at our academy.