Dr. Karaikudi S. Subramanian, Founder, Director, Brhaddhvani, Research and Training Centre for Musics of the World.
Karaikudi Sambasiva Iyer Subramanian is a ninth generation musician in the Karaikudi Veena Tradition. He is one of the senior most performer and teacher on the Veena. He is the grandson of Karaikudi Subbarama Iyer, elder of the Karaikudi Brothers. His musical experience began from his boyhood with his mother Lakshmi Ammal and was adopted by Karaikudi Sambasiva Iyer (his great-uncle) to continue the lineage. As a top-grade veena player for All India Radio, he has performed with his sister Rajeswari Padmanabhan and Ranganayaki Rajagopalan in many concerts. He has also accompanied eminent artists such as Dr. T. Viswanathan and Sri K.V. Narayanaswamy. In 1985, Dr. Subramanian earned a Ph.D in ethnomusicology from Wesleyan University, with a dissertation on “South Indian Vina Tradition and Individual Style.” He retired as a Professor from the University of Madras in 2002. In 1989 he founded Brhaddhvani, Research and Training Centre for Musics of the World, in Chennai. To read more visit his website www.karaikudiveena.org
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Smt. Shankari Krishnan, Senior Faculty of Music at Brhaddhvani.
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Ganavahini Smt. Sudha Harikrishnan, Senior Faculty of Music at Brhaddhvani.
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