Dr. Padma Sugavanam performing with a group of musicians for a Carnatic Music concert

To say the least, her music is a lesson in sincerity and surrender.

- the hindu
Dr. Padma Sugavanam performing with a group of musicians for a Carnatic Music concert

Padma’s voice soared powerfully to present an impressive essay of Todi.

- Sruti Magazine
Dr. Padma Sugavanam performing in a musical retreat for some of the participants.

Her sturdy uncompromising classicism, kept the audience under her spell.

- the hindu

About Padma

Dr. Padma Sugavanam is an A-graded (All India Radio/Prasar Bharati) Carnatic vocalist and academic with a PhD in Sanskrit and Music. She is presently a Professor at University of Silicon Andhra (California) and previously held faculty positions at the Cleveland State University (Ohio) and Sri Venkateswara College, Tirupati. Highly sought after on the performance circuits across India, USA, Canada, Singapore, Malaysia and Sri Lanka, she balances her concert performances alongside a vibrant academic career.

Recognized for her open-throated technique, malleable voice and creative musicianship, Padma has been counted amongst one of the leading carnatic music artistes of her generation. She is, in turn, training a very promising set of students around the world in her school ‘Muktakantha’, to carry the musical heritage forward in the next generation.
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I venture beyond boundaries, introducing music to unexplored realms and new audiences, while redefining presentation styles. I compose music that forges a profound connection with themes of social significance.
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A glimpse of Dr. Padma Sugavanam from her performance

My musical values, are to pursue excellence over popularity.
Only if I am true to myself as an artist, can I be true to the audience.