Carnatic Vocalist, Karnataka, India
Smt. Subhalakshmi started learning music at the age of 5,under Guru Valliammal of Trivandrum. She continued learning music from Late ChertalaiShri. R. Gopalan Nair, Programme Executive AIR, Trivandrum and also from Smt. Gomathi Chidambaram, Staff Artist, AIR, Trivandrum.
She was fortunate to receive advanced lessons from Padmabhushan Madurai Sri. T.N. Seshagopalan. Currently she is under the tutelage of Ganakalasree Vidushi M.S. Sheela, Bangalore for more thana decade.
She has recently conceived and presented a novel programme “Musical Discourse with Dance”. For a mythological theme, she sings appropriate keerthanas and renders narration to the accompaniment of trained dancers enacting the scene/ episode. Two such programmes by her, titled “RamaKathamritham” and “PurushothamanPugazh” have won wide acclaims. Her concert “SthreeSangeethaLayaMadhuri” with an all women team of 5 artists won excellent recognition recently in Kerala. She has won appreciation not only from connoisseurs and rasikas, but also from great spiritual leaders like Swami Chinmayananda, Swami UditChaitanya, etc.
Subhalakshmi has also written kritis on Lord Guruvayoorappan, Saraswati, Ayyappa and Murugan, which she has tuned and presented in concerts.
Blessed with a sweet,melodious voice and clear diction, Subhalakshmi has been the winner of music competitions conducted by various cultural fests and organisations.
Academic Qualification :
Subhalakshmi is a qualified Electronics Engineer and recipient of National Merit Scholarship for 6 years.
She is employed as Senior Scientist in Indian Space Research Organization, Bangalore for nearly 3 decades.Shows & Major Performances
Musical Achievements :
Subhalakshmi started performing stage concerts at the age of 8. She has enthralled music lovers in more than 150 concertsin various Sabhas, Temples, Festivals etc., in India and abroad. She performs regularly in Chennai IsaiVizha and in ChembaiSangeethotsavam, Guruvayur. A graded artist of AIR, she has performed in Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, Kerala and the US.
Excellent reviews of her concert by eminent critics have appeared in leading dailies like The Hindu, The Deccan Herald, TheIndian Express etc. Her reviews have also appeared in Eenadu (Telugu), Kannada Prabha&Prajavani (Kannada),MalayalaManorama&Mathrubhoomi(Malayalam) and Kalaimagal (Tamil). With a wide repertoire of kritisof many Vaggeyakarasin five languages, she performs thematic concerts and three hour concerts with Ragam, Tanam&Pallavy and lec-dems. Subhalakshmi’slec-dem on “Sri PurandaraDasa’s life and compositions” was well appreciated and reviewed by media.
She has released 12 solo audio albums in Sanskrit, Telugu, Kannada Tamil and Malayalam. She has also sung along with her Guru in one album. Central Chinmaya Mission Trust has released 5 albums of Subhalakshmi [which she has sung honorarily] and these are sold in large numbers. She has composed music for the lyrical part for most of her albums. The CD reviews also have appeared in leading dailies. They are being listed in ‘Music India Online’, Raaga.com etc.
TV Programmes :
Subhalakshmi has performed in popular TV Channels like Doordarshan, Chandana TV, Surya TV, Sree Sankara TV, Udaya TV, TTD (Nadaneeranjanam) and so on. She was the guest in a morning show titled “Shubhadinam’ in Kairali Channel. She was also featured in the Tamil magazine “Mangayar Malar” in their annual edition.
1. Pl see the link for my concert review by Dr. M.Suryaprasad in Indian express.
2. Click here for the review in Hindu.It is on the web --clear diction
3. Please click on the URL below and click on 'Clear diction'.The Chennai
edition of The Hindu published this
5. http://www.deccanherald.com/content/196784/content/219337/F - Review by Prof. MVS in DH
6. Cassette review in THE HINDU
7. http://www.deccanherald.com/content/244112/music-reviews.html ---Concert review in DH
Subhalakshmi’s concert videos can be viewed in www.youtube.com/subhalakshmiblr.
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Gold Medalist from Kerala Fine Arts Society
First Prize winner for two consecutive years from SreeSwati TirunalSangeethaSabha
Winner of Kerala SangeethaNataka Academy Trophy [State level]& Silver Medal [District level]
First Prize from BEL Kalakshetra Bangalore