SHANTALA SUBRAMANYAM – BAMBOO FLUTE ARTISTE
Ms.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 venue, a carnatic bamboo flute, and it’s an instrument with a warm sonority not unlike our own traditional wood flute. Like many Carnatic musicians, Shantala started laying in early childhood under the tutelage of her father M N Subramanyam, himself an amateur 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 Gopalakrishnan. She gratefully acknowledges the contributions of famed South Indian drummers Trichur Sri.Narendran, Patri. Satish Kumar and Parupalli Phalgun towards enriching her 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. Wonder Weddings strongly vouch Ms.Shantala Subramanyam to all the classical music lovers.