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  • Dr. T S Sathyavathi is a carnatic classical vocalist & scholar of international repute

  • She is a child prodigy who sang two compositions at the age of two before the Maharani (Queen) of Mysore

  • She has received training from several renowned musicians including Padma Bhushan awardee Vidwan R K Srikantan

  • She has been an enthralling performer for over four decades at various prestigious venues, both in India and abroad.

  • In addition she has a Ph.D from the Bangalore University for her thesis - "Contribution of Abhilashitartha Chintamani to Indian Music"

  • She has conducted several workshops & appreciation programs in Music for students across the World

  • Given innumerable lec-dems on practical aspects of Music at National & International conferences. 

  • She has been serving the field in various capacities such as being in honorary positions in several prestigious organizations including Indian Institute of World Culture, Percussive Arts Centre, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, IGNCA, Disha & many more, being the chairperson for the search committee to select the vice chancellor for Gangubai Hangal university of Performing Arts, being evaluator of Ph.D theses for several universities, authoring the book 'Chatushashti Kala - 64 Arts', translating several texts on Music & Arts, & more

  • She is a much sought after guru having to her credit a large number of students who are graded artists on the All India Radio and Doordarshan. 

  • She has received many accolades & awards from reputed institutions across the country, the latest being "Sangeeta Pracharya Award" from Sri Shanmukhananda Sabha, Mumbai 

  • It has been her passion and mission to combine her knowledge of Music & Sanskrit for the greater benefit of performing Arts.

30th June 1954

M.A, M.Phil, Ph.D in Sanskrit
Vidwat (1st) in Music


  • KalaradhanaSree Vasanthamadhavi - Vocal

  • Sangeetha Kalanidhi Padmabhushan Dr. R K Shrikantan - Vocal

  • Sangeetha Kalarathna B V K Sastry - Musicology

  • Sangeetha Kalarathna Bangalore K Venkatram – Mridangam


  • Performed at major  venues & sabha-s,  India & abroad

  • Graded Artiste of Akashvani and Doordarshan

  • Key performances

    • Debut at the age of 16 - Karnataka Ganakala Parishat, Bangalore

    • SAARC Summit (1985)      

    • Madras Music Academy, Chennai

    • India International, New Delhi

    • Shanmukhananda Sabha, Mumbai

    • Swathi Thirunal Sangeet Sabha, Trivandram

    • AKKA Vishwasammelan  (2011), USA

    • SIFA, Singapore

    • Shruti, Adelaide

  • Composed and presented Ragamalika-Talavadhana-Pallavi-s

  • Directed and produced  the  musical  opera “GOKULA NIRGAMANA”  of Pu. Ti. Narasimhachar.

  •  Composed Music for Dance-Drama-s

    • Gitagovindam

    • Abhijnanashakuntalam

    • Dakshayajnam

  • Composed & directed

    • 13 episodes of  “Samskrita Kavya Sangeeta” , AIR, Bangalore

    • 13 episodes of  music appreciation course “Haadu Hakki” , India Foundation for Arts

    • “Kalaswada” , Karnataka Sangeetha Nritya Academy, Govt. of Karnataka

    • Haridasa compositions ,  Dept. of Kannada and culture, Govt. of Karnataka

    • Vachanas of Shivasharanas, Govt. of Karnataka


Disciples , graded  artistes on the All India Radio & Doordarshan

  • A Grade

    • Maruti Prasad

    • Nandita Padmanabh

    • T S Krishnamurthy - Violin

    • Sangeetha  Srinidhi - Veena

  • B High  Grade

    • Shilpa Shashidhar

    • Ashwini Satish

    • Amrut Nagsunder

    • Renuka Rudrapatna

    • Vasanthalakshmi

    • Late Chaitanya Kumar - Flute


  • Ph. D from the Dept. of Sanskrit , Bangalore University

            Thesis  -  Contribution of Abilashitharthachintamani to Indian music

  • Retd. SGL in Sanskrit (2014), VVS First Grade College for Women,  Basaveshwarnagar, Bangalore

  • Resource person at Seminars & Conferences - National & International Lectures from many a prestigious platforms

  • Authored “CHATUSHASHTIKALA (64 arts)” – A book published from Gandhi centre for Science and Human values of the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan

  • Translations

    • Chapters on Music in Manasollasa for Karnatak University, Dharwad (1998) & Karnatak Samskrit University (2015)

    • Natyashastra, Karnataka Nataka Academy

    • Mahapurana - translation into English (Ongoing)

  • Member, Governing Council, Karnatak Samskrit University (2011-13)

  • Member, Search Committee for Vice Chancellor, Gangubai Hangal University of Performing Arts, Mysore (2014)

  • Editor, Bhasaprashasti & Shudrakaprashasti, published from VVSFGCW

  • Editor, Sanskrit textbooks for BA. , BSc. & Bcom. Course  (2008-10)

  • Member, Board of Studies, Bangalore University (2006-08)

  • Chairperson, Board of Examiners, Bangalore University (2009-10)

  • Samskrita Samskriti Series for  “Jnanavani” -  IGNOU

  • 13 Episodes of “Samskrita Kavya Sangeeta” - AIR, Bangalore

  • Musical presentation “Upanishad Sangeeta” & Mahakavya Sangeeta” for International conference, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan

  •  Online courses  “Jayadeva’s Gitagovindam - Complete Musical & lyrical training”,  “Sanskrit Subhashitas”, “Taana & Pallavi in music”, “Karnatak music notation”  & more  for



  • President, Indian Institute of World Culture, Bengaluru

  • Executive Director, Percussive Arts centre, Bengaluru

  • Member, Academic Advisory Committee, IGNCA, Bengaluru

  • Member, Executive committee, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Bengaluru

  • Member, Advisory board, DISHA

  • Member, Karnataka Sangeetha Nrithya Academy (2001-04)

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