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Classical Singer Sudha Raghunathan Classical Singer Sudha Raghunathan

Topic started by av (@ on Sun May 11 19:04:16 EDT 2003.
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Sudha inherited an interest in music from her mother Smt Choodamani. She started formal training from Smt. Choodamani right from the age of nine. She later learnt from Sri. T. V Viswanathan and studied from Sri. B.V. Lakshman for a brief period.

Sudha came under the tutelage of the illustrious Padmabhushan, Sangeetha Kalanidhi, Dr. M.L Vasantha Kumari in 1977, when she won a Govt. of India Scholarship given to young artistes for advanced training in music. It was only with Dr. M.L. V's encouragement that Sudha pursued music as a career. Sudha had the golden opportunity of providing vocal support to Dr. MLV for a decade. She is considered as Dr. M.L.V's "vaarisu" by all music lovers.

Sudha considers learning to be a life long process and strives to improve her knowledge and repertoire. She is a quick learner and is research oriented which is very evident in her lecture-demonstrations, very popular among her fans.

Sudha has performed concerts in all the major cities in India. Besides, she has undertaken concert tours all over the world at the invitation of prestigious institutions abroad. She is regarded highly by other reputed musicians from the Carnatic and the Hindustani music circles.

Sudha is a Top Ranking artiste of the All India Radio, Chennai and performs regularly on AIR and Doordharshan. She has also performed on various other TV networks.For the Radio Sangeeth Sammelan series of concerts conducted by the AIR,Sudha performed at Hassan,Karnataka on October 10,1992.

Sudha has to her credit commercial cassettes and compact discs of Classical and Devotional music released by many leading recording companies .The banners include, Amutham Inc.(New York);AVM Audio; MusicToday;Vani Recording Co.;HMV; INRECO;T-Series;Geethanjali, Amutham Music Pvt Ltd. chennai.etc.

Academically,Sudha is a Post Graduate in Economics,and has the distinction of being awarded the Most Outstanding Student of the Ethiraj College,Madras for three years in sucession .Besides music,Sudha has at college level acclaimed credit in other fields such as debates,quiz,dramatics and essay writing. She was treasurer and later the Vice President of the Students Union and won the service to college prestigious medal.

Sudha has the unique privilege of being the

In continuing tradition, despite her tight schedules and frequent trips Sudha trains a handful of talented and aspiring young students.


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