Dr. Suma Sudhindra

Dr. Sudhindra is regarded as one of the best players of the Veena (a plucked Indian instrument).Her latest contribution to the world of music is her innovative ‘Tarangini Veena’, which has become adopted in her native Bangalore.

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Best players of the Veena (a plucked Indian instrument)

Exhibiting a rare blend of the classical conservatism with a belief in evolving to the present, her musical works have extended from the scholarly to performances of immaculate skill and creative contours.

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Dr. Suma Sudhindra is the foremost exponent of the Veena.

She has experimented with a range of musical styles and forms, introducing the Veena and Carnatic music to audiences all over the world.

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Keen on making a global presence Suma’s works of experimentation have been applauded all over the world. Her unique emani Chittibabu style is vibrant, which has evolved in making the melodic sounds of the Veena a phenomenon of universal appeal. Her recent contribution to the world of music is her own new innovation ‘The Tarangini Veena’ which has made a tremendous impact in the music circles.

An activist on the cultural front she is fiercely propagating the cause of the music in the role of performer administrator, scholars & teacher.

 

A very rare blend of the classical conservatism with a belief in evolving to the present, her range of work has extended from the scholarly to performances of immaculate skill and creative contours. The Vishnu Dighambara Jayanthi Samaroh and the I.T.C. Festival at New Delhi, the National Music Festival at Bijapur in Karnataka.

The Central Sangeetha Natak Academy Festival at Aurangabad, Maharastra. Her music has taken her beyond the country's borders to the foreign lands of America, Singapore, Malaysia and England.

 

Dr.Suma Sudhindra is the member of the Central Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi & a member of Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Bangalore.

She has traveled coast to coast in the U.S.A. several times and the Mayor of Baltimore conferred on her an honorary citizenship after listening to her vibrant performance. Scholars and music lovers throughout the Country have shown their appreciation to her music by honoring her with various titles.

Shanmukananda Fine Arts and The NCPA at Bombay.

What is Tarangini Veena?

Tarangini Veena is the most ancient stringed instrument of India and is associated with Saraswati, the goddess of learning and the arts. Veena is also known as the queen of musical instruments. It is one among the principal trio of musical instruments mentioned in vedic literature, while the other being Flute and Mridanga.
Since ancient times,Tarangini Veena is described as divine instrument and playing Veena is considered to be a yoga. Great epics like Ramayana, Mahabharata also speak of Veena.

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Dr Suma Sudhindra is the foremost exponent of the veena in her generation of musicians. A very rare blend of the classical conservatism with a belief in evolving to the present, her range of work has extended from scholarly to performances of immaculate skill & creative counters.


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Dr Suma Sudhindra was bestowed with the Karnataka Rajyotsava Award in 2001 for her contribution to the music world. She has also been honoured with Kalaimamani Award from the Tamil Nadu Government, Ganakalashree Award from Karnataka Ganakala Parishat and Vainika Kalabhushani from Thyagaraja Ganasabha.


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