Glad and indeed honoured to be featured on The Tamil Aura Instagram page for their #ttastories project about musicians. Do check it out!
Repost from @thetamilaura @TopRankRepost #TopRankRepost #ttastories - "I’m Durai Srinivasan, an engineer by education, a violinist by passion. My music will tell you more about me than I ever will. Hailing from a famed musical family, my genes probably had the musical element embedded within. My parents would tell me that I’d randomly pick up the violin and start playing it at about the age of 5 or 6 and that’s when my musical journey begun.
My Father, late Mr Durai Swaminathan, an established violinist of his Era was my inspiration and role model. Little did I know, that my world would come crashing down when my dad passed away all of a sudden when I was just 9. Things began to change, life wasn’t a bed of roses anymore. The harsh realities of life started young for me. Time flew by, I graduated from college and I set out to find myself a job. That’s when I coincidentally got a call from a family friend in Australia to come over for a short holiday. I took that as an opportunity to find myself a job abroad. However, I guess God had paved a different path for me.
What initially was meant to be a career seeking visit, actually turned out to be a three months of successful musical tour for me. That was the turning point of my life. That’s when I decided, that Violin would be my future.
Establishing myself in this very competitive field of Carnatic music at the beginning was not an easy task. I’d grab every chance that came my way. Slowly, people began to recognize me. Although at the initial stages, I doubted myself and my ability, I’ve learnt that anything done with sincerity and noble intention will take us all a long way. I pray to be better than I was yesterday as each day passes. I’ve learnt that at the end of the day, God really does have a better plan for all of us, bear this in mind whenever things don’t seem to go the way you’ve planned." - @duraisrini_18 Thanks for the awesome write up @kavitta.tamilselvam #music music #bio #durai #violinist #tamilaura #artist #story #musician #musicianlife #tamilartist #mrsds