Awards

  • Jaycees award in 1981,
  • Best Violinist award in 1986 from the Music Academy in Madras,
  • Yuva kala Bharathi from Bharat Kalachar in 1987,
  • Creatalent award in 1990,
  • Prestigious `ISAIPPEROLI’ from Kartik Fine Arts, Madras in 1992,
  • Rajamanickam Pillai Memorial Award’ from Sriragam Fine Arts in 1997 and Rotary Award for Vocational Excellence for 1997 from Rotary Club of Nanganallur.
  • In August 1998, G J R Krishnan was conferred the coveted title `Sangeetha Choodamani’ by Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, Chennai.
  • In September 1998, Krishnan received the `Kalki Krishnamoorthy Memorial Award’ at Chennai in the Kalki Krishnamoorthy Centenary Year from the `Kalki Krishnamoorthy Memorial Trust’ and ‘Nadha Bhushanam’ from New Delhi Sree Shamnukhananda Sangeetha Sabha in 2004.
  • Recently in February 2006, Krishnan was awarded the title ”Kalaimamani” by the Tamilnadu Iyal Isai Nataka Manram.
  • Sangeetha Kalasagara from Kala Sagaram in 2009
  • Isai Mani Makutam from Rajalakshmi Fine Arts in 2013
  • Isai Perarasar from Trinity Arts Festival of India Chennai
  • Nadha Vallabha from Nadha Sudha in 2016
  • In the year 2017 the Indira Sivasailam Endowment Medal was awarded to Lalgudi Krishnan & Vijayalakshmi for the first time to Instrumentalists by Indira Sivasailam Endowment and the Music Academy