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Vidya Subramanian

About Vidya

Artist . Teacher . Social Entrepreneur

  • Vidya Subramanian is a Carnatic Vocalist and disciple of Padmabhushan Lalgudi Sri Jayaraman. Vidya teaches vocal music online for students of all levels.

  • A Chartered Accountant and an MBA-Finance who was also admitted to CFA Institute membership, Vidya is also a top academic achiever. (Honours & Awards)

  • Vidya is an articulate speaker who leverages her rigorous academic training to deliver lectures on various aspects of Carnatic music in a lucid and interesting style. Vidya's online music classes reflect her professionalism. She blends the traditional gurukulam style with current day digital and other media aids to make learning easy for today's students. Her podcasts and self-study lessons have won international acclaim.


  • Initial lessons under Smt. Rukmini Rajagopalan

  • Disciple of World renowned musician Maestro Lalgudi Jayaraman for vocal music since 1993

  • Repertoire includes over 600 compositions

  • Currently under the guidance of eminent vocalist, Dr. Vijayalakshmy Subramaniam

  • Proficient in various manodharma (creative) aspects such as Ragam Taanam Pallavi, Neraval, Alapana and Kalpana Swarams

  • Selected for specialized training program on performing techniques under Padmabhushan Lalgudi Jayaraman organized by Indian Foundation for Performing Arts

Academic Background

  •, ACA, MBA

  • Awarded Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter (2006)

  • Gold Medalist - All India 2nd rank in Chartered Accountancy Final exam (2000)

  • MBA Finance from Boston College, USA - recipient of Dean's merit scholarship (2001)

  •  Selected for membership to Beta Gamma Sigma (National Business Honor Society, USA)

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Honours & Awards


  • The Directorate of Art and Culture, Madras

  • Music Academy, Madras

  • Chembur Fine Arts, Mumbai

  • Music Circle, Chennai

  • Charsur Arts Foundation, Chennai

  • Sree Rama Seva Mandali, Bangalore

  • Bangalore International Centre, Bangalore

  • The Indian fine arts society, Madras

  • Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, Madras

  • Rasika Ranjani sabha, Madras

  • Tirumala Tirupati devasthanams, Madras

  • Thyagaraja Music Festival, Tirupati

  • Hamsadhwani, Madras

  • Satguru Sangeetha samajam, Madurai

  • Tamizh Isai sangam, Karaikkudi

  • Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, Mysore

  • Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society, Singapore

  • Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana, Ohio

  • Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania

  • Badarikashrama temple, San Leandro, California

  • Sri Lakshmi temple, Ashland, Massachusetts

  • Saratoga County Arts council, Saratoga Springs, NY

​Performed numerous concerts in various centers in India, Singapore and the USA, including the December music festival in Chennai, All India Radio and Doordarshan. Performance venues include:

  • Learnquest Academy of Music, Waltham, Massachusetts

  • Hindu Temple of Kentucky, Louisville

  • Swaralaya, Tampa Bay, FL

  • Powai Fine Arts, Mumbai

  • Sangati Center, San Francisco, CA

  • India Cultural Center and University of Utah, Salt Lake City

  • Hindusthani-Karnatik Music circle, New England

  • Pallavi, Troy, NY

  • University of CA – Santa Barbara – guest lecture in the Ethnomusicology Department

  • Thyagaraja music society, Buffalo, New York

  • Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY - workshop on Carnatic music

  • Hindu temple, Malibu, California

  • East Tennessee State University

  • Fine arts association of Arizona, Phoenix, Arizona

  • Shiva Vishnu temple, Southwest Ranches, Florida

  • Sankara Dhyana Mandira, Bangalore

  • Srividya Temple, Rush, NY

  • Clifton park-Halfmoon Public library, NY

  • Podhigai TV, Chennai

  • KCSB 91.9 FM in Santa Barbara, California and WRPI 91.5 FM in Troy, New York

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