Sankari Krishnan M.A. M.Phil (Music), a gold medalist from the University of Madras was initiated into music at a very tender age by Shri K.S.Subramanian of Trichy. His encouragement had fired a passion in Sankari to pursue music as a career. While doing her post graduation in Music in Chennai, she had the good fortune of becoming a disciple of one of the greatest maestros of all times,Padmabhushan Lalgudi Shri G.Jayaraman. This privilege continued uninterrupted for more than twenty years until the great Guru left his mortal coils. She has been fortunate to absorb his music and become a responsible torch bearer of his bani.
An “A” Grade artiste in All India Radio, Chennai, she has performed in the prestigious Akashvani Sangeeth Sammelan and National
Programmes in AIR & Doordharshan. She has also given many interviews/interactive programmes in Doordharshan and other private channels like JAYA TV, VIJAY TV and MAKKAL TV etc.
She has been performing in almost all the prestigious organizations and sabhas in Chennai and all over India. In this regard, she cherishes the rare honour of rendering special “Veena & Voice” concerts alongside eminent Veena maestro, Dr. Karaikudi S.Subramanian. She has also been going on concert tours in USA, UK, Germany, Finland, Singapore and Malaysia.
Sankari has done interactive performances with popular western classical and jazz musicians of international repute from USA and Germany. In this context, she had the rare privilege of being part of OMI International Musicians’ Residency in New York wherein she skillfully interacted with top musicians from all over the globe.
Sankari has also conducted many workshops for musicians belonging to different genres and countries and also for classical dancers.
She is also enriching the listening experience with a number of Classical and Devotional Compact Discs like
Awards & Titles
- Sankari Krishnan has many awards to her credit. A few of them are….
- Maharajapuram Santhanam Meritorious Award by Maharajapuram Santhanam Foundation
- “Sangeetha Seva Mani” Title – Honour by Shri Shri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamigal of Kanchi Mutt
- “Nal Isai Kalaignar” Title – Honour by Potrramarai Kalai-Ilakkiya Arangam, Chennai
- “Perum Paana Nangai” Title – Honour by Kudandai Pa. Sundaresanaar Naadukaan Kuzhu, Lalgudi
- “Ghandarva Vidhyadara” Title – Honour by Irai Pani Mandram, Chennai
- Ravi Verma Memorial GOLD MEDAL and Srilochani Prizes in M.A.(Music) from the University of Madras
- Smt. D.K.Pattammal Award Of Excellence for the year 2005-2006 by Karthik Fine Arts Chennai
- Best Vocalist Awards at Indian Fine Arts Society and Sri Krishna Gana Sabha Chennai
Tara – The Beauty of Madhyama Sruti – Rajalakshmi Audio
• Azhagae Thamizae [ Thirukural and
Appropriate Carnatic Krithis ] – Rajalakshmi Audio
• Yadhukula kamboji – Rajalakshmi Audio
• Sukhanandham – Rajalakshmi Audio
• Laya Arohanam – Kalavardhini Cassettes
• Tamil songs – Gitaa Cassettes
• Abhirami Ammai Pathigam – Gitaa Cassettes
• Abirami Andaadi – Gitaa Cassettes
• Kandar Shasti Kavacham &
Tiruppugazh – Gitaa Cassettes
• Sachidananda Swaramala – Dattapeetam
• Amuda Mozhigalil Sri Ramakrishnar
Virumbiya Paadalgal – Ramakrishna Mutt
Besides being an accomplished performer, Sankari is also an established teacher due to her experience as a Lecturer at Mother Teresa Women’s University and her association with Brhaddhvani, The Research Institution for Musics of the World, wherein she has imbibed the scientific and holistic teaching methods evolved by its Director, Dr. Karaikudi S. Subramanian and is creatively imparting music education.