Shantala Subramanyam – Bamboo Flute Artist

On the 10th episode of ‘Indian Artpreneur’ podcast series, Season 3 – Vistāra, we speak to Smt. Shantala Subramanyam, who plays the Venu, a Carnatic bamboo flute. She is also a trained vocalist and one of the most sought after teachers.

Shantala displayed keen interests in music when she was only an year old and like many Carnatic musicians, Shantala started playing in early childhood under the guidance of her father M N Subramanyam and her brother Shashank, an eminent flute artist. She was also trained by eminent performers – vocalist late Sri. Vairamangalam Lakshminarayanan, and is currently pursuing vocal music training under Sri O.S.Thyagarajan and Sri T V Gopalakrishanan.

In this episode we speak about

Her early days

How to be a Performer?

Role of a teacher

Message to students