L. Subramaniam is a noted Indian violinist. He is a music composer and conductor who is proficient in classical Carnatic music and Western classical music.L Subramaniam started learning music before the age of five while living in Jaffna, Sri Lanka during his childhood period. He learnt violin under the guidance of his father, Professor V. Lakshminarayana. He was called Mani by his fellow musicians and family members. He started performing on stage when he was six years old. In a media interview, Subramaniam disclosed that during his childhood, he used to spend most of his time listening to the music of his father. He said, We were either listening to our parents (especially my father) practicing or teaching my elder siblings or other students. We used to spend most of the time listening to music. My father used to play the violin while my mother sang, and it was a routine life..In 1972, he was honoured with the title Violin Chakravarthy by the Governor of Madras, and later, the western press named him the Paganini of Indian violin. The Newsminute.L Subramaniam professionally started recording his music albums in 1973, and since then, he worked with many prominent musicians such as Yehudi Menuhin, Stphane Grappelli, Ruggiero Ricci, and Jean-Pierre Rampal. He gave several memorable live music performances with renowned musicians including Ruggiero Ricci, Herbie Hancock, Joe Sample, Jean-Luc Ponty, Stanley Clarke John Handy, and George Harrison. Over two hundred recordings are credited to him along with several solo albums and recording collaborations. An old picture of L Subramaniam with Stephane Grappelli.On stage, L Subramaniam is mostly accompanied by well-known vocalists including Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavatar, K. V. Narayaswamy, Dr Sripada Pinakapani, Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer, M. Balamuralikrishna, and M. D. Ramanathan.L Subramaniam performed several live music concerts with highly respected Indian musician Palghat Mani Iyer on the Mridangam. He collaborated with various North Indian Hindustani musicians and artists of other music genres.L Subramaniam is known worldwide for composing a Double Concerto for violin and flute in 1983. This was written by him by combining western scales with micro intervals music forms. His music release SpringRhapsody was composed by him to pay homage to Bach and Baroque music. He has created music in collaboration with well-known orchestras such as Fantasy on Vedic Chants with the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, which was instructed by Djemal Dalgat, Turbulence with The Swiss Romande Orchestra, The Concert of Two Violins with the Oslo Philharmonic, and Global Symphony with the Berlin State Opera. This also includes his live concert tour to China with the Beijing Symphony Orchestra in Beijing. L. Subramaniam during a concert while playing the violin in 1983.Once, in a media interview, L Subramaniam stated that his father gave status to Indian violin in India. In the same discussion, he added that initially, the violin was introduced in the British era, and it was just an accompanying instrument. He said that his father struggled a lot to raise its structure when his family was living in Sri Lanka, where his fathers journey began. L Subramaniam said, We lacked the technical know-how as violin was introduced in the British era and its status was more of the accompanying instrument which was in stark contrast to the solo style of playing. My father struggled a lot to raise its stature, we were in Sri lanka and this journey of becoming soloists began from there. L Subramaniam in a jugalbandi with Amjad Ali Khan.In 1988, L Subramaniam composed many memorable songs for the film Salaam Bombay. Later, he went on to write songs for several films including Mississippi Masala in 1991, which was directed by Mira Nair. In 1993, he was featured as a violin soloist in Bernardo Bertoluccis film Little Buddha, and in 1999, he appeared in the film Cotton Mary, which was released under Merchant-Ivory productions.L Subramaniam founded the Lakshminarayana Global Music Festival (LGMF) in 1992 to honour his father Professor V. Lakshminarayana, who passed away in 1990. According to L Subramanium, this festival is based on three concepts Violins for Peace, Visions of India, and Sounds of India. In 2018, in an interview with a media house, he stated that till 2018, LGMF was organised in more than fifty-five countries under his supervision. L Subramaniam said, LGMF has featured some of the worlds greatest musical icons since its inception, including MS Subbulakshmi, Bismillah Khan, and Pandit Jasraj, among others. lGMF has been held in over 55 countries so far and will take place in the UK and Germany for the first time this year. The trio of L Vaidyanathan, L Subramaniam, and L Shankar with Palghat Mani Iyer on Mridangam during a music show in 1990.