Sri M. Chandrasekharan's connection with music was firmly established over 60 years ago, when he began playing the violin at the age of 11, after which he went on to accompany many great stalwarts in the field of Carnatic music. Deeply appreciative of the importance of not just the lyrics, but also its melody and bhava, the prolific violinist is known for his success in bringing out the subtlest of musical nuances. He is also considered an expert in the laya aspects, recognizing and adapting to intricate rhythmic patterns with ease and grace. Sri Chandrasekharan also presents vocal concerts, and sometimes sings along during his solo violin recitals. He has composed various musical forms in different languages, and has travelled the world performing, enthralling audiences all over.