Murali Kumar is one of a rare breed of Indian classical musicians who perform with virtuosity in both the Hindustani and Carnatic styles of music, as well as excelling in music for major classical dance styles. As a violinist, he performs regularly in concert with leading Indian classical musicians of the contemporary era. Murali Kumar also travels frequently to perform in concerts and festivals all over Australia as well as in India and other countries.
Murali Kumar was the inaugural President of the Federation of Indian Music and Dance Victoria (FIMDV) between 2010 and 2013. He is currently an advisor of FIMDV, and is an active and innovative leader of Indian classical arts in Australia.
Murali Kumar has won several awards and recognitions including the “Victorian Multicultural Award for Excellence” from the Governor of Victoria, the “Natya Kala Choodamani” award from the Chandrabhanu Bharatalaya Academy and a “Citation for Arts, Culture and Literature” from The Vasundhara Performing Arts Centre, Mysore.