B.U. Ganesh Prasad hails from a family of connoisseurs of classical music & his blazing talent was recognized at a very young age by his father late B.S. Umakanth. He had his initial violin training under Basavanagudi Nataraj & vocal guidance from Bangalore S. Shankar during his formative years. It was under the able guidance of violin maestro V.V. Subramaniam, Ganesh was able to further hone & nurture his skills. An accomplished vocalist himself he is able to vocalize his violin style with fluency. He is currently the disciple of Sangeetha Kalacharya P.S.Narayanasway of Semmangudi school.
Acknowledged as a violinist par excellence, Ganesh Prasad is an “A” graded artist of All India Radio & Doordarshan. He has accompanied legendary musicians in the field of Carnatic music including, D.K. Pattamal, Nedunuri Krishnamurthy, T.V. Shankaranarayanan, Madurai T.N. Sheshagopalan, R.K. Srikantan & among the present day top artists like Bombay Jaysree, Sudha Raghunathan, Sanjay Subramaniam, T.M. Krishna to name a few. His talent has taken him all over the globe performing for different spectrum of audiences both as a soloist & accompanist. He has performed in prestigious international venues like Paul Getty Art Museum, Esplanade Theatre in Singapore, Theatre de la Vie Paris to name a few. He has been featured in many commercial CD’s & DVD’s with various artists & also has produced a violin solo album called Blissful Strings.
Ganesh Prasad has won many awards & accolades from prestigious music institutions including:
1) The best violinist award from MUSIC ACADEMY of Madras
2) The best violinist award from Sri Krishna Ghana Sabha Madras
3) Ananya Yuva Puraskara award
4) Title of NADA OLI.
5) Title of NADA KALA VIPANCHEE