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About Subhadra Vijaykumar:
Subhadra Vijaykumar, a Mississauga-based violinist, is the founder and artistic director of Radha Academy of carnatic Violin. Radha Academy imparts training in the finest traditions of carnatic violin playing. Subhadra has trained under none other than the internationally renowned soloist and maestro Prof. T.N.Krishnan.
She comes from a family with rich musical traditions and obtained a first-class diploma in violin from the prestigious Bharatiya Music and Arts Society's Music College in Mumbai, India, under the tutelage of the late Mrs. Vijayam Ramaswamy, an acclaimed disciple of Prof.Krishnan. She was awarded a grant by the Canada Council for the Arts in 2006 to train under Prof. Krishnan.
She has accompanied several artists, participated in orchestras for Bharatanatyam (classical Indian) dance performances, and given lecture-demonstrations as well as solo recitals. These have been for notable organizations and at major venues across Canada, the East Asia and England. Her performances with her students at the World and Urban Music Showcase of the Royal Conservatory of Music, as well as for the City of Mississauga's Rhythms from around the World Festival and at the Kannada Sangha's Cultural Show, have evoked appreciative rapport with audiences and excellent reviews from the media.
She was selected by the Culture Division, City of Mississauga to be part of a delegation that visited Kariya City in Japan in February 2011 when Subhadra had an opportunity to perform at the opening of Kariya’s new City Hall. In June 2011, she was part of the hugely successful IIFA Buzz event as an inaugural show at the newly opened Celebration Square in Mississauga.
An active parent and volunteer, she has served on the International Committee and participated in the Cross-Cultural Understanding Group at her children's schools. She is a faculty member at the Royal Conservatory of Music.