Musician and scholar Dr Sumathi Krishnan talks to host Pavan Srinath about what makes a great musician and performer. She discusses how the Carnatic classical music tradition approaches training and moulding a musician, and shares snippets from ancient texts as well as stories from the lives of many musicians.
Dr Sumathi Krishnan is a musician, trained both in Carnatic classical music as well as Hindustani bhajans, and has been performing for over 18 years. She also is a researcher and teacher, who did her PhD on using Indian classical music Varnams for voice training and creativity.
She was also a discussant on BIC Streams in September 2020, on The World in Carnatic Music.