Honored by the Legendary Musicaian Dr.M.Balamuralikrishna as ‘VIOLIN QUEEN', Athira has enthralled music lovers across the world with her scintillating music.
L.ATHIRA is worthy scion of an illustrious family of musicians from Kerala, who have been deeply rooted and renowned in the popularizing of the South Indian Classical Music Tradition for more than five generations. She belongs to the fourth generation of a family of musicians and started learning music from her beloved grand father and guru Vidwan Shri. Gopala Pillai from a very tender age.

Adorned as highly imaginative child prodigy virtuoso Violinist of the country Athira has been greatly inspired and influenced by her legendary grandfather Vidwan.Gopala Pillai .

Athira have had the rare fortune of exchanging musical notes with the likes of Yehudi Menuhin, Ustad.Bismillah Khan, Dr.M.Balamurali Krishna,Pandit .Jasraj etc.

L.ATHIRA, whose prodigious talent was evident from an early age, began her concert career at a very tender age of nine years. She has blossomed from a most promising child prodigy into the foremost youngest Violin Wizard of India with many sold out global concert- tours to her credit by the sheer versatility and brilliance of her Violin playing and the outstanding foundational grooming she profited from her legendary beloved grandfather Shri.Vidwan .Gopala Pillai .

Athira has enthralled audiences across the world including performances for prestigious International Music Festivals in India and abroad like in RUSSIA, MUSCAT, DOHA, MIDDLE EAST, GERMANY, BEHRAIN, KIRGISTHAN, SINGAPORE, KAZAKIZTHAN etc.
In 2005,Athira was invited for giving the Inaugural Concert for the Birthday Celebrations of Honorable President of India.Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam .

Athira has been awarded many titles , Awards in recognition for her outstanding versatility and prodigious talent in Music World.
In 2003 Athira won prestigious International Historic Recognition to enter the acclaimed ‘GUINNESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS ', for her Unique First of its kind 32 hour long Non-Stop South Indian Classical Violin Concert titled NADHABRAHMA dedicated to Global Peace and Harmony as well as a Musical Tribute to her Legendary Guru Vidwan.Gopala Pillai.
Athira is the recipient of many Awards and recognitions including
Title of ‘THE MUSICAL GEM OF INDIA' from former First Lady Smt.UshaNarayanan , ‘NATIONAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN MUSIC 2007', ‘INFOSYS –EDUCATION WORLD YOUNG ACHIEVERSAWARDS-2007', the title of ‘VIOLIN QUEEN' from Legendary Musician Dr.M.Balamuralikrishna , ‘THE PRINCESS OF STRINGS AWARD', “THE KALARATNA AWARD -2004”, featured as YOUNG ACHIEVER -YOUTH ICON OF INDIA by the prestigious 'THE WEEK' Magazine –2005 etc to name a few.

Besides South Indian Classical Violin Solo Concerts, Athira also performs Western Classical music ,Trans Global Fusion Concerts featuring WorldMusic in global venues.

Updated:  June 17, 2008

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