Claim To Fame:
- Has performed with major artists including Dr. Balamurali Krishna
- Has performed in numerous prestigious venues including the Indian Embassy in Washington DC, and the Kennedy Center for the Arts
Kamalakiran Vinjamuri a freshman at George Mason University, VA. His initial guru was his grand-father, Sri. Parthasarathy Iyengar. Then he had some training from Smt. Malladi Vijayalakshmi. His father Sri.Subhash Vinjamuri, a violinist himself started teaching him violin at the age of 7. When he is in the U.S., he gets his training from his father and when visiting India, he is under the tutelage of Kalaimamani A. Kanyakumari. He won several prizes in different music competitions, both in India as well as in the US. Kamalakiran has won prizes in all the categories in the Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana. In December 2010 and 2013 music seasons, Kamalakiran got the Best Performer Award from Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha, Chennai. Kamalakiran has been performing in all major sabhas in India since 2009. In 2014 Spirit of Youth series, Kamalakiran was selected as the best violinist in Music Academy. Kamalakiran has accompanied many senior artists including Sri M. Balamuralikrishna, Sri TN Seshagopalan, and Smt. Suguna Varadachari. Kamalakiran has been giving many solo performances both in the US, and in India.