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“Meticulous planning and a sense of proportion in the construction of items, aided by able support from the accompanying artistes contributed much to the success of the concert.”

The HINDU – Ramanavami concert at The Fort High School, Bangalore

Chitra Srikrishna has been performing as a Carnatic vocalist for over two decades. She has performed in numerous sabhas across India (Madras, Bangalore, Hyderabad) and in the US, Canada and Malaysia. She has also performed on the radio and television in India, Singapore and the USA. She’s the creative force behind HumRaag that explores the classical roots of Indian popular music, along with writer Shoba Narayan. Chitra blogs for Sruti magazine, writes a column on music for Citizen Matters runs the podcast Raga Ruminations and produces RaagTime, a radio program on Indian music in Columbus, Ohio, USA. Her latest program BHAKTHI – A Musical Journey with Mystics has been well received by audiences in the US.


  • I Prize in Ragam-Tanam-Pallavi, Bangalore Gayana Samaj
  • I Prize in “Vocal Music for Ladies” competition, Music Academy
  • ‘B-high’ graded artiste, All India Radio

Gurus Chitra has trained with several Carnatic music stalwarts including the late Smt Seethalakshmi Venkatesan of Bangalore, late Shri V. Subramaniam, Shri OS Thyagarajan and Lalgudi Smt.R.Rajalakshmi.


Saranaagathi – Kulasekara Alwar’s Perumal Thirumozhi – CD Kalakendra
Anjaneya Aarathi – CD released by Kalakendra
Rama Gana Mala – CD album released Kalavardhini
Chitra SrikrishnaVocal Concert Live Kalavardhini – audio cassette
Jugalbandhi – with Shubanghi Sakhalkar, CD Thyagaraja Nilayam, Sacramento
Dasa Sangama – rare Dasa kritis – audio cassette

Critic’s Comments

“A promising artiste…Tyagaraja’s Kaligiyunte received appealing airing”… Mysore V.Subramanya in THE DECCAN HERALD on Bangalore Lalithkala Parishad concert

“The Bhairavi RTP was …marked for her masterly Layakari and reached to a crescendo in the Ragamalika” DECCAN HERALD on Rama Lalitha Kala Mandira, Bangalore concert

“Chitra‘s voice traversed the three stayis effortlessly with rich imagination” – V.Nagaraj for The HINDU, Mysore

“Ardanareeswaram in Kumuda Kriya…oozed melody at every turn” – NEW INDIAN EXPRESS on SICA Hyderabad concert at Ravindra Kalakshetra

5 thoughts on “Music CV

  1. M.v.Ramanamurthy, November 14, 2013 — 11:30 pm

    Respected Vidushi,
    1. I thought it is prudent to share a research review paper on “Music technology: A perceptive prospect”, published by me in the International Journal of Music and Dance, May 2013 issue, visit:,.
    2. Scholarly music professionals and academicians like: Prof Yella; Akella Mallikarjuna Shrama; TM Mahadevan, Violinist, Scientist and Director (Retd), Atomic Minerals of Atomic Energy, Professor. Dr. Er. Ratnam V. Raja Kumar, VC, Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies, among many others, who had appreciated my suggestions.
    3. The US based Guru Swara attempt , Virtual Practice For Vocal Excellence is a good beginning, but it is not an end in it-self, because, it does not address the core issues and lot more to be done in terms of computer software.
    4. British Professors of Music have developed individualized Musical therapeutics, for seriously ill and suffering from life threatening mentally challenged children, which is yielding good results.
    5. Also, techno-commercial feasibility and job potential exists.
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  2. Hello smt.chitra: Would you happen to have the notation for Asai mugam marandu in jOnpuri? Thanks for a response to


  3. Dear Ms Srikrishna,
    My family and I are so grateful to have been able to attend your performance last evening entitled, “Antah Prerna.”
    I was moved to tears hearing you sing the Bengali song by Tagore. Would you please provide the name of that song?
    A Rasika in Columbus


    1. Thank you for your feedback. I’m so glad you enjoyed the program yesterday. The Bengali song by Tagore was “Amar Mallika Bone”.


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