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Sacred music festival-

From a tour in Germany - May 2016 - VOCAL TRIO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Concert review in THE HINDU -

Feb 2016

http://www.thehindu.com/featu res/friday-review/music/shantala-subramanyam-flute-playing-was-nuanced/article8223228.ece

 

 

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Shantala Subramanyam

Mylapore

Chennai 600 004

 

Tel: +91 98405 39402

 

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contact(at)shantalaflute.com

 

 

 

 

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S h a n t a l a

S u b r a m a n y a m

Bamboo Flute Artist

Current UPDATE:

 

ANANDA VIKATAN SEASON 2016 SPECIAL -

 

Jul 30 - Erode, Tamil Nadu

Aug 16 - Private concert, Chennai

Sep 10 - Udupi, Karnataka

Sep 11 - Mangalore, Karnataka

Shantala Subramanyam born in Bangalore, was raised in Chennai, heartland of Carnatic music, renowned for its emphasis on improvisation on beautiful ragas within a highly evolved rhythmic vocabulary. She plays the VENU, a Carnatic bamboo flute, and it’s an instrument with a warm sonority.

 

Like many Carnatic musicians, Shantala started playing in early childhood under the tutelage of her father M N Subramanyam, himself an amature musician and her brother Shashank, an eminent flute artist.

 

It was also her good fortune to be trained by eminent performers - vocalist late Sri. Vairamangalam Lakshminarayanan and is currently pursuing vocal music training under Sri O.S.Thyagarajan and Sri T V Gopalakrishanan. She is grateful to the famed South Indian drummers Trichur Sri.Narendran, Patri Satish Kumar and Parupalli Phalgun for imparting rhythm training, spread over a decade.

 

Owing to her diligent training and hard training, Shantala has been highly appreciated for her melodic presentations combined with complex rhythmic patterns. Today, she’s recognized as an important and authentic voice in this demanding tradition and this view has been echoed by music critiques.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A few quotes from critiques:

 

Feb 11, 2016 – The Hindu

“Shantala Subramanyam’s playing was nuanced and contemplative.”

Dec 15, 2012 – The Hindu

“Shantala Subramanyam is a very gifted and well-trained flautist. Her concert at the Bhavan, Mylapore was thoroughly enjoyable on may fronts, particularly to the song selection and intelligent rhythmic variations.”

 

Feb 12, 2010 - Friday Review, The Hindu , Chennai says:

“Poise and softness marked Shantala Subramaniam's playing.”

April 18, 2008 – Friday Review, The Hindu, Chennai edition:

“Young Shanthala Subramaniam’s flute recital for exuded confidence given by her musical prowess and the diligent training she has undergone to master the instrument.”

Jan 30, 2009 - Friday Review, The Hindu, Thiruvananthapuram: "Flautist Shantala Subramaniam has attained a style that combines innovation with tradition."

May 01, 2009 - Friday Review, The Hindu, Bangalore edition:

".. the renderings were marked by clarity of notes, aesthetic appeal, and technical prowess."

Shantala has graced the stages of many reputed organizations in India and is a frequent visitor to Europe, USA, Canada, England, Ireland and Malaysia for concerts, workshops and lec-dems. Some of her notable in India include concerts for Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, Narada GanaSabha, Mudhra, Hamsadhwani, Rama SevaMandali, Bharatiya Sama Gana Sabha, Chembur fine arts, Sri Rama Laltha Kala Mandir, Parathasarathy Swami Sabha, to name a few.

 

RASA - Utrecht, UMEFOLK, Stallet, UKK - Sweden, MILAPFEST, Bharatiya

Bhavan -UK, UNOmaha, UNCG, MIM - Phoenix, Arab Museum - Detroit, North Charleston Arts festival, Oregon, LearnQuest - USA, Sacred music festivals - Drammen - Norway, Markotberdorf -Germany, Strasbourg - France, are some of the prestigous International festivals and venues that have featured Shantala's performance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

She has given master classes in Carnatic music and rhythms in Goteborg University, Music Academy OSLO, Royal College of Music – Stockholm, UNCG -North Carolina. She has performed for young audiences in schools in Sweden, Germany, USA and India.

 

Shantala is also a well sought after teacher. She has been imparting training in South Indian vocal music, flute playing and reciting kunakkol

[vocal rhythm] to many a student from India and across the globe.

She has released 3 CD albums titled “Bamboo in Harmony”, "Bamboo Sings" and “Dakshin” in collaboration with popular and competitive artists from the South Indian music tradition. The albums have been highly appreciated by critiques and audiences alike.

 

 

 

With some school chidren in Sweden after our concert for them - September 2011 - Also seen Akkarai Sornalatha

From a concert in Goa with Akkarai Sornalatha and Jayachandra Rao - Feb 2014

With the members of Scott Wood band after our concert with them - Scotland 2017 April