Dr. Manjula Surendra
VEENA & CARNATIC VOCAL MASTER TUTOR
OVER THREE DECADES OF MUSIC EXPERIENCE
Dr. Manjula Surendra took to Veena at the tender age of 7 under the guidance of Vidushi Gyanambal. Later, upon receiving the Karnataka State Scholarship and Govt. of India Central Research Scholarship, she came under the tutelage of Vidwan Mysore C. Krishnamurthy.
Having imbibed the basics of the Mysore tradition, Dr. Manjula evolved as a competent performer. She took to advanced training and continues to learn under Vidwan D. Balakrishna, a senior Veena exponent and son of the illustrious Vidwan Sangeetha Kalanidhi Padma Bhushan awardee Dr. Mysore V. Doreswamy Iyengar.
Dr. Manjula has a balanced career with equal focus on performance and musicology. She is a first generation musician, and over the past 35 years, she has evolved as a performer par excellence and a promising torchbearer of the traditional Mysore School of Veena or 'Mysore Bani', under the able guidance of veena maestro Vid. D Balakrishna.
GRADED ARTIST OF DOORDARSHAN
As an A Grade artist of All India Radio, she has performed in national music programs, South Zone concerts of AIR and Doordarshan. She has also been an active concert performer, performing across India and overseas.
DOCTORATE IN MUSIC
Dr. Manjula has a PhD in music from Bangalore University and also holds an Mphil from Jain University. She secured her Master’s degree from Madras University. She has had a decade long career as guest faculty at the Bangalore University teaching post graduate students. She is also a competent vocal tutor.
SINGAPORE INDIAN FINE ARTS SOCIETY
Dr. Manjula joined SIFAS as a senior tutor in October 2019.
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