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Kaza Subhashini Sastry

Education

  • B.Com, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam (AP)
  • B.A (Music), Andhra university, Visakhapatnam (AP)

Musical Training

  • Received training from Veena Gurukalapati Sri Vasa Krishnamurthy, Visakhapatnam.
  • Received extensive guidance from Sri Manchala Jagannadha Rao, Hyderabad.
  • Advanced training from Sri Emani Shankara Sastry, Visakhapatnam.

Professional Experience

  • Worked as Veena lecturer in Dwaram Venkatswami Naidu Kalakshetram , Visakhapatnam during 1983.
  • Currently on the faculty of department of Music, Potti Sriramulu Telugu University, Hydetrabad (AP).
  • A-Grade artist of All India Radio since 1988.
  • Performed from AIR Hyderabad (1980- 83), AIR, Vishakapatnam (1983 - 93), AIR Trissur (Kerala) (1993 - 97), AIR, Mumbai (1997 - 98).
  • Has been rendering programmes from AIR, Hyderabad since 1998.
  • Performed from Doordarshan, Trivandrum; Currently on the panel of Doordarshan, Hyderabad.
  • Performed in South Zone hook up concert from AIR and Doordarsan, Hyderabad.
  • Performed in Chain booking OB (Open Broadcast) concerts through AIR Vishakapatnam , AIR Vijayawada , Cuddapah and AIR Hyderabad.
  • Ragam Tanam Pallavi concert (OB) through AIR Trissur (Kerala).
  • Given many concerts in renowned sabhas and music organisations in the country.
  • Released audio CDs titled Veena Nadam in 2008.
  • Had been a judge in various music competitions conducted by TV channels ('Paadalani vund'i conducted by Padmasri SP Balasubramanyam in MAA TV, Keertana-Sankeertana conducted by Guru Kondaveeti Jyotirmayee in Bhakti Channel), music associations, schools and colleges.
  • Translated a Telugu book titled "Veena and its Evolution" authored by by Sri. Mudigonda Veerbhadraiah into English.
  • Imparting training in classical music( vocal and veena), devotional and light music.

Awards and Titles

  1. Honoured with the title "Madhura Veenabhashini" by Vishaka District Samskrutika Sabha.
  2. Conferred the title "Madhura Mahati" by Ati Rudra Yaga Cultural Association, Visakhapatnam.
  3. Recipient of "Outstanding Young Indian (OYI)" in 1990 by JAYCEE's of Andhra Pradesh.
  4. Honoured by Kalavani Sanstha, Visakhapatnam in 1998 in recognition of her A grade status of the All India Radio.
  5. Honoured by Sri Chandrababu Naidu, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, at a performance in the presence of foreign delegates at Shilparamam , Hyderabad in 1999.
  6. Honoured by Sri K.R. Narayanan, Hon'ble President of India at a concert at Rajbhavan, Hyderabad in 1999 .
  7. Honoured by Padma Bhushan Dr. C. Narayana Reddy in appreciation of her rich contribution to Carnatic Music.
  8. Honoured by eminent flute maestro (Hindustani) Vijayaraghav Rao.
  9. Honoured by Sri Ganapati Satchidananda Swamiji for the concert at DattaPeetham , Mysore during the Dussehra festivals in 2007.

Public Performances

  • Performed along with Sri. Emani Sankar Satry in two concerts in Visakhapatnam.
  • Performed along with Sri. Pappu Someswar Rao in Visakhapatnam.
  • Performed at the cultural Association function of Larsen & Toubro Ltd. at Balarshah, AP.
  • South Zone Cultural Centre at Brihadeeeswara Temple, Tanjore.
  • Sri Sitarama Bhakta Samajam , Chennai
  • Balaji Kalyanotsavam organized by Sri. T.V.K. Sastry at Bhilai and Tatanagar
  • Golden Jubilee celebrations of Andhra Samithi, Benaras Hindu University.
  • Telugu associations of Ranchi, Lucknow, Cochin.
  • Satguru Sri Tyagbrahma Sangeeta sabha at Kanhangad and Calicut (Kerala).
  • Prestigious Sankaracharya Peetham at Kalady ( Kerala).
  • AP Bhavan , Delhi on the occasion of formation day of AP in 2006.
  • Tyagaraja Aradhana celebrations at Tiruvaiyaru.
  • Major devasthanams like Brahmotsavams at TTD, Badrachalam, Annavaram, Simhachalam, Kanaka Durga temple of Vijayawada, and others.
  • Major sabhas of AP. Kerala, TamilNadu and Karnataka.
  • Dharma Prachara Parishad, Tirupati.
  • Performed in Annamacharya Project , Tirupati, AP
  • Performed in a fusion program along with German musicians organized by Department of Music, Telugu University,Hyderabad, AP.
  • Recently gave concert at Asthana Mantapam, Thirumala on Ganesh Chathurthi in 2009.
  • Performed at Thirumala during Brahmotsavams, 2009.
  • Performed at 'Naada Neerajanam' program (live concert sponsored by TTD, Dharmaprachara Parishad and SVBC), Thirumala - 2010.

Contact Details

A-I , First Floor
Venkateshwara Apartments
Krishna Nagar Colony
Safilguda
Hyderabad 500056
Andhra Pradesh.