Vidya Subramanian Carnatic Music Resource Page

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About Vidya Subramanian


  • CA Entrepreneur Award 2019 by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
  • Kalaimamani Award 2018 from Government of Tamil Nadu, the highest honor given by the State for contribution to the arts
  • Nightingale Award & feature in Nightingales 2.0, a book on 11 Women Chartered Accountant achievers (Feb 2021)
  • Homepreneur Award 2018
  • Recognition from NITI Aayog and FICCI as an inspiring woman entrepreneur in the tech/social impact space at the Road to Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017
  • Vocational Excellence Award from Rotary Club of Chennai Spotlight - 2016
  • Founder of, top ranked institution for online Carnatic music learning (Google: “online Carnatic class” or “Skype Carnatic”)
  • Thanjavur Kalyanaraman Endowment Award from Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, Chennai (Aug 2011)
  • Special Award from Sri Rama Seva Mandali, Bangalore (May 2011)
  • 2010 Artist Award from Saratoga Arts and New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA)
  • Arts grant award from Town of Clifton Park's Community Arts and Culture Commission (Oct 2009)
  • SOS (Strategic Opportunity Stipend) Artist Grants from New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) and the Arts Center of the Capital Region in 2009, 2010 and 2011
  • Performed for Ragachitram, a program on Indian music, for Queens Public Television in the NY city Metropolitan area
  • Profiled/reviewed in Albany Times Union, The Record, Courier Journal, The Hindu, The Saratogian and Saratoga Community News newspapers (2009 and 2010)
  • Invited lecture at Department of Ethnomusicology, University of California – Santa Barbara and invited concert at RPI, Troy, NY, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT and Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • Invited workshop on Indian Classical Music at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
  • Essay on Carnatic music selected for a “Top pick Knol Award” by
  • Interviewed as a special guest on one of South Asia’s leading TV Channels, Sun TV, in their breakfast show in Jan 2006
  • Won prestigious competitions conducted by cultural organizations in India such as Madras Music Academy, Mylapore Fine Arts Society, Youth Association for Classical Music and Narada Gana Sabha
  • Recipient of tambura prizes from VDS Arts Academy and Indian Fine Arts Society
  • Selected to perform in the Youth talent promotion program conducted by State of Tamil Nadu, India; HCL Series & Spirit of Youth concert series conducted by the Music Academy, Madras
  • Concerts

    Performed numerous concerts in various centers in India, Singapore and the USA, including the December music festival in Chennai, All India Radio and Doordarshan. Performance venues include:

     The Directorate of Art and Culture, Madras  Music Academy, Madras  Chembur Fine Arts, Mumbai  Music Circle, Chennai  Charsur Arts Foundation, Chennai  Sree Rama Seva Mandali, Bangalore  Bangalore International Centre, Bangalore  The Indian fine arts society, Madras  Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, Madras  Rasika Ranjani sabha, Madras  Tirumala Tirupati devasthanams, Madras  Thyagaraja Music Festival, Tirupati  Hamsadhwani, Madras  Satguru Sangeetha samajam, Madurai  Tamizh Isai sangam, Karaikkudi  Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, Mysore  Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society, Singapore  Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana, Ohio  Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania  Badarikashrama temple, San Leandro, California  Sri Lakshmi temple, Ashland, Massachusetts  Saratoga County Arts council, Saratoga Springs, NY  Learnquest Academy of Music, Waltham, Massachusetts  Hindu Temple of Kentucky, Louisville  Swaralaya, Tampa Bay, FL  Powai Fine Arts, Mumbai  Sangati Center, San Francisco, CA  India Cultural Center and University of Utah, Salt Lake City  Hindusthani-Karnatik Music circle, New England  Pallavi, Troy, NY  University of CA – Santa Barbara – guest lecture in the Ethnomusicology Department  Thyagaraja music society, Buffalo, New York  Cornell University, Ithaca, New York  Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY - workshop on Carnatic music  Hindu temple, Malibu, California  East Tennessee State University  Fine arts association of Arizona, Phoenix, Arizona  Shiva Vishnu temple, Southwest Ranches, Florida  Sankara Dhyana Mandira, Bangalore  Srividya Temple, Rush, NY  Clifton park-Halfmoon Public library, NY  Podhigai TV, Chennai  KCSB 91.9 FM in Santa Barbara, California and WRPI 91.5 FM in Troy, New York

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