Balakumar Paramalingamis now appreciated both in the field of percussion and world music. A virtuoso of the highest level, his always brilliant and exciting performances have established him as one of the leading artists in Europe and also in his own country.
His playing is marked by a fantastic intuition and improvisation, and his remarkable dexterity is based on an unparalleled knowledge and a study of different percussion instruments. A virtuoso in the art of konnakol (percussive rhythmic language of Indian music). He masters perfectly the art of playing Kanjira and Morsing.
A talented accompanist he has shared the scene of Indian classical music with renowned artists such as L Subramaniam, Shashank Subramaniam ,Ashok Patak, Sanju Sahai, Anubrata Chatterjee, Mambalam Sisters,Rithvik Raja,Mudikondan Ramesh
His taste for different music led him to collaborate with artists such as: Gilles Apap, Dominique di Piazza, Toine Thys,Camel Zeckri, Loya…
Balakumar is also a very fine teacher who is dedicated to transmitting his art during seminars and master classes. He is certainly one of the best representative of mridangam in Europe.