Anish King started playing Carnatic music on Violin in 2000 when he was 6 years old and Western violin since age 7. I trained with Karaikal Venkatasubramanian with whom he did his arangetram together with his older brother Sean King at the Vani Mahal Mini Hall in July 2005 under the guidance of Padmabushan Professor T N Krishnan and Parur Anantharaman and his son M. A. Krishnaswamy. He has since his arangetram given 20+ full public recitals in India, Thailand, Singapore; audio and video recordings are available. These recitals include both solo by Anish King and duet with Anish’s older brother Sean. He has also participated at his school assemblies and Deepavalli functions for the South Indian Association of Thailand – SIAT for several years
This good humoured exchange reveals quite a bit about the talented King siblings, who along with elder brother Sean (who is now studying in the U.S), have been making their mark in Chennai’s Carnatic scene for nearly a decade now. While Sean and Anish are violinists who play ragas with the same confidence as Western classical notes.