Kalaimamani Padma Shankar is an internationally acclaimed professional Violinist, Vocalist as well as Educator. She is recognised for her soulful performances delivered with dazzling virtuosity and technical excellence. An adventurous musician, she collaborates with artistes of multiple disciplines and curates projects that find connections between music of all eras from traditional to contemporary.Violin being her strength and forte , she went on to pursue advanced training and professional performance skills under the tutelage of the Violin Maestro Padmabhushan. Lalgudi. G .Jayaraman. Padma is also one of the few privileged artistes who learnt to sing Padmavibhushan. Dr .M. Balamuralikrishna compositions directly from the maestro himself.
Having completed her masters in music from the university of madras , Padma is an “A “ graded artiste in All india radio and Doordarshan. Padma is currently an Advisor in Shankar Mahadevan Academy where in she has developed and created the entire curriculum for Carnatic Music .Padma has performed in Leading organisations and Major festivals all over the world. She has performed in the first ever Carnatic Classical Symphony premiered in Singapore. As part of the Laya Project Live (world music) Padma , has performed in a world tour to Australia and Israel . She also performed at the premier of “Traveller” (contemporary music ) in Girona , Spain
Violin and Vocal live performances in various genres that include Classical, Fusion and film. Founder of Vaadini - a live instrumental band plays for private , corporate and public shows. Has more than four decades of experience as a performer.
Founder & CEO of VIP Music Learning Center - a practical and systematic approach to learning. Conducts Online classes , Master-classes , workshops for all levels that include Basic Intermediate , Advanced and concert level grooming. Has created the entire curriculum for Carnatic music in Shankar Mahadevan academy and is currently an Advisor. Has more than three decades of experience as a Educator.
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