Composer, Music director and Founder and First violinist of the Madras String Quartet, V.S. Narasimhan was introduced to South Indian Classical music (Carnatic) in his very early years by his father, V. Srinivasa Iyengar, a virtuoso of the string instrument, Gottuvadyam. As a young boy, he accompanied his fatherís gottuvadyam recitals on the violin. Later, he started playing violin as the youngest member of the orchestras of the film industry in Chennai. It was at this time when he became attracted to western classical music, pursued its study and eventually began leading the Madras Chamber Orchestra.
He has since scored music for several major south Indian movies. He has also scored music for albums and special projects while working with well-known Indian legends such as A.R. Rahman, Ilaiyaraja, Karaikudi Mani (mridangam virtuoso), and other innovative musicians from abroad including John Kaizan Neptune and French violin virtuoso Gilles Apap. Mr. Narasimhan has performed widely throughout India and abroad.