Born in an illustrious family of teachers of high repute, Sankari Krishnan attributes her passion for music to her parents, Shri S.Maniam and Smt Seetha Maniam. They are her guiding lights who motivated her to excel in music.

Sankari began her training in music under Shri K.S.Subramaniam of Tiruvanailkoil, Trichy at a tender age. He had been a catalyst to Sankari's flair for music. His encouragement had fired a passion in Sankari to pursue music as a career. This learning phase propelled her to do her graduation and post graduation in Music.

She left Trichy to pursue her post graduation in Chennai at the University of Madras. During this period she was extremely fortunate to come under the tutelage of one of the greatest maestros of all times, Padmabhushan Lalgudi Shri G.Jayaraman. His value enriching guidance enabled Sankari to become an accomplished musician. She was fortunate to continue to get his divine guidance for many years, not only in music but also in life, till this humane person gave up his mortal coils for Higher abode.

Sankari, M.A. M.Phil (Music), a gold medalist from the University of Madras is an "A" GRADE artist of All India Radio and has been performing regularly for AIR and Doordharshan, including National Programmes and Akashvani Sangeeth Sammelan, for many years. Besides, she has also given many interviews/interactive programmes in Doordharshan and other private channels.

She has performed in most of the prestigious organizations and Sabhas in Chennai and all over India. She has also done concert tours in the United States of America, UK, Germany, Finland, Singapore and Malaysia. Besides, she has had the rare honour of rendering special "Veena & Voice" concerts alongside eminent Veena maestro, Dr. Karaikudi S.Subramanian, Founder Director, Brhaddhvani, "The Research & Training Centre for the Musics of the World". She has won accolades for her interactive performances with prominent and popular jazz musicians of international repute from the United States of America and Germany.

Besides being an accomplished performer, Sankari is also an established teacher. She has been a Lecturer in Music at Mother Teresa Women's University. She has also been a Senior Faculty at Brhaddhvani, wherein she imparted music to aspirants in a scientific and holistic manner as evolved by Dr. Karaikudi S. Subramanian.

Sankari has also conducted many workshops for musicians belonging to different genres and countries and also for classical dancers.

Sankari has won many awards from childhood. She has also released a number of Classical and Devotional compact discs.


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