B.U. Ganesh Prasad hails from a family of connoisseurs of classical music & his blazing talent was recognized at a very young age by his father late Sri B.S. Umakanth. He had his initial violin training under Basavanagudi Nataraj & vocal guidance from Bangalore S. Shankar during his formative years. It was under the able guidance of violin maestro Sri V.V. Subramaniam that Ganesh further honed & nurtured his skills. An accomplished vocalist himself, he is able to vocalize his violin style with fluency. He is currently the disciple of Sangeetha Kalacharya P.S. Narayanaswamy of Semmangudi School. Acknowledged as a violinist par excellence, Ganesh Prasad is an A- graded artist of All India Radio & Doordarshan. He has accompanied legendary musicians in the field of Carnatic music including, Smt D.K. Pattammal, Nedunuri Krishnamurthy, T.V.Shankaranarayanan ,Madurai T.N. Seshagopalan, R.K. Srikantan & among the present day top artists like Bombay Jayshree, Sudha Raghunathan, Sanjay Subrahmanyan, T.M. Krishna to name a few.