Dr. L Subramaniam and Kavita Krishnamurti Subramaniam

Subramaniam Foundation

“Music is very essential for emotional, intellectual & spiritual development of mankind - L Subramaniam”

In 2005, Global violin icon Dr. L Subramaniam and Bollywood playback legend Kavita Krishnamurti Subramaniam started The Subramaniam Foundation.

The foundation is a registered charitable trust. We believe in the power of music to affect change, and believe that everyone deserves access to it. To make this happen, the Subramaniam Foundation engages in these primary activities:

  • Lakshminarayana Global Music Festival (LGMF)
  • Lakshminarayana Global Centre of Excellence (LGCE)


Lakshminarayana Global Centre of Excellence {LGCE}

“Every child should get the opportunity to listen or learn music and benefit from that. - L Subramaniam”

The LGCE is on a path to shape higher education in music in India. To that end, it offers BA, MA, PhD and certificate courses in music along with top institutes like Dr Gangubai Hangal Music & Dance Performing Arts University, Mysuru, Jain University and Vishwakarma University, Pune. The goal of the LGCE is to provide the highest form of training in performance and/ or teaching with global exposure.

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Lakshminarayana Global Music Festival {LGMF}

“A truly global music festival”

Dr L Subramaniam started the LGMF in 1992 with Vijayashree Subramaniam in memory of his father and guru, Professor V Lakshminarayana. Its central idea is to allow everyone to enjoy diverse musical styles. To that end, the festival showcases some of the world’s best artists and presents live concerts. So far, millions of listeners have attended the Lakshminarayana Global Music Festival concerts. Artists from over 25 countries have come to India, and the LGMF has been presented globally across 75 cities. LGMF has also collaborated with many international festivals, including Berlin Music Festival, The WOMADelaide, Chicago World Music Festival, and Trans-Siberian Festival. LGMF has also been presented digitally on social media platforms in recent years. The Lakshminarayana Youth Festival has been a unique addition to promoting young talent in recent years.

Legends at LGMF

In the last 30 years, great artists from across the globe have graced LGMF to make it one of the premier festivals in the global music arena.

Global Events

Lakshminarayana Global Music Festival

January 01, 2024
LGMF 2024, Chennai

January 02, 2024
LGMF 2024, Chennai

January 05, 2024
LGMF 2024, New Delhi


Our Stories

Smt M S Subbulakshmi inaugurating our LGMF
Vande Mataram. Celebrating 74th year of India’s Independence
Ilaiyaraaja, Liepāja Symphony Orchestra. LGMF 2021 - 30 Years of Global Music


The Subramaniam Foundation is looking for Corporate/Individual sponsorships. If you would like to be a part of our vision, please get in touch.