Date: Tuesday, 03 Dec 2019
Time: 05:30 PM
Venue: N M Food World, Statue Jn., Tripunithura
Born in a family of distinguished musicians, she had her training in Carnatic music from her grandfather, Sangeetha Bhushanam Shri O.V.Subramanyam, the highly acclaimed doyen of the Tanjavur’bani’. Surrounded by the pulsating musical atmosphere at home, further enriched by her father Shri O.S.Sridhar, and her paternal uncles, well known Carnatic vocalist Sri O.S.Thiagarajan and Sri O.S.Arun, her formative years were the ideal ground for listening by listening.
In addition to training in vocal music, Sudha learnt the violin from Late Guru V.Janakiraman, the renowned teacher in Delhi. After learning the technicalities of the violin for 8 years under a CCRT scholarship, she gave her ‘arangertram’ in the 1989. Equipped with a strong ‘swaragnanam’, Sudha began her intensive training under her grandfather. He taught her the nuances of various ‘raagas’, which in turn facilitated her in delineating even rare ‘raagas’.Sudha was awarded a scholarship by Sahitya kala Parishad in 1996 for advanced training in music.
With her superlative training under her eminent gurus, Sudha brings to Carnatic music her own unique sensibility. Her music glows with rare luster of creativity and spontaneity. Gifted with a rich, sonorous voice, her music is characterized by her unmatched adherence to ‘sruti’ and ‘laya’.Her music is delightful synthesis of robust energy and meditative stillness. Sudha’s unique forte lies in her effortless delineation of rare, complicated ragas. Be it in the leisurely exposition of a ‘raaga’ and ‘neraval’or the quickness of the vibrant ‘swarapratharas’, Sudha’s music is symbol of her deep sensitivity to ‘sahatya’.
Sudha has performed at several prestigious music festivals and platforms, both in home and abroad.Sudha has the unique distinction of being directly graded by the AIR (without audition), after she won the All India Radio vocal Music Competition. An ‘A’ graded artist, she is also empanelled with the ICCR as a soloist since 2013.
A widely travelled artiste Sudha’s creative flair has found expression in her role as a music composer for several dance productions. She has more than 200 recordings to her credit. Her upbringing in North India has led her to develop a keen passion for Hindustani music which adds yet another dimension to her creative sensibilities. She has been invited to conduct many workshops in Mauritius, U.S.A., Canada and several other places.
In recognition to this she was awarded “Delhi Yuva kalakar” by Sri.Shanmukhananda sangeeta sabha, and “Chitra Kala Sammaan” by Hindi Sahitya Academy. She has recently been conferred with the prestigious Ustad Bismillah khan Puraskar by the Sangeet Natak AkademI.