Lakshminarayana Global Music Festival
The Lakshminarayana Global Music Festival was established in 1992 by Dr. L. Subramaniam and Viji Subramaniam, in the memory of his late father and Guru Professor V. Lakshminarayana. Since its inception, the LGMF has presented some of the greatest artistes from around the world including Yehudi Menuhin, M. S. Subbulakshmi, Bismillah Khan, Al Jarreau, Stanley Clarke, George Duke and Jean-Luc Ponty. In 2010, Kavita Krishnamurti Subramaniam took over as Artistic Director.
LGMF is the only music festival that has been able to showcase talent from around the world and provide a platform for all different styles of music; it has presented Indian Classical (Carnatic and Hindustani), Jazz, Rock, Western Classical, Orchestral, Indian Folk, Ghazals, Hindi Film music, and different Classical and Folk styles from five different continents.
Live performances from the Lakshminarayana Global Music Festival have been released as audio CDs and DVDs and episodes of the festival have been aired on Indian television channels with viewership in over seventy countries.
Till date, the festival has been held in 55 cities across 22 countries and has received tremendous support from the press and public alike, hosting audiences of up to 200,000 people at a single event.
The aim of the festival is to promote peace, cooperation and understanding through the performing arts, and to create a platform for global collaboration. Concerts are open to the public.