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Chennai violin prodigy wins rave reviews in Germany

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L. Athira Krishna

CHENNAI, MARCH 23. Chennai-based violin prodigy L. Athira Krishna was the darling of the German press during her recent tour of the country.

She was invited to perform at Germany's Annual International Music Festival, "Jazz Meets Classic," by the Mayor of Menden.

The "Best Outstanding Child Musician of India" title-holder, who features in the Guinness World Records for a 32-hour violin performance, gave 14 concerts at various cities in Germany. She also performed a concert on invitation by the Indian Embassy.

Athira also played Western Classical pieces along with Indian pieces at concerts.

The highlight of the tour was the concert at the 1,000-year-old Kaiserwerth Church in Düsseldorf .

Musical journey

Athira will also be performing some crossover compositions of Mohan Narayanan. Back in Chennai for a brief interlude, she is scheduled to leave for Singapore for a musical journey.

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