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Global Music Festival

About the Festival

Dr. L Subramaniam started the Lakshminarayana Global Music Festival (LGMF) in 1992, in memory of his father and guru, Professor V Lakshminarayana. Its central idea is to give everyone a chance to enjoy diverse musical styles. The festival showcases some of the world’s best artists, and presents live concerts that are free and open to all. So far, millions of listeners from over 25 countries have attended this unique festival that brings legendary artists from different parts of the world perform on the same stage including MS Subbulakshmi, Yehudi Menuhin, Bismillah Khan, Gangubai Hangal, Al Jarreau, Pt. Jasraj, Pt. Birju Maharaj, Stanley Clarke, Jean Luc Ponty, Arve Tellefsen, Balamuralikrishna, Vadim Repin, Billy Cobham, AR Rahman.

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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.

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Kishan Maharaj
Tabla Player

Hariprasad Chaurasia
Classical flautist

Shivkumar Sharma
Santoor Player

Amjad Ali Khan
Classical Sarad Player

Billy Cobham
Jazz Drummer

Zakir Hussain
Tabla Player

Svetlana Smolina
Classical Pianist

Corky Siegel
Harmonica and Piano

Jeno Lisztes
Cimbalom Player

Solo Cissokho
Kora Player

Lakshminarayana International Awards

The Lakshminarayana International Award was instituted in the year 1997 by the Lakshminarayana Global Music Festival. It is awarded to individuals who have made momentous contributions to their respective artistic domains. Each awardee is a legend in his/her own right. The first award in 1997 was given to Lord Yehudi Menuhin, and was presented to him by the President of India, HE K. R. Narayanan. Subsequently, the award has been presented to eminent artists, creative geniuses and living legends.


LGMF Successful Events

Lakshminarayana Global Music Festival 2023

LGMF 2022 San Diego

August 26, 2022

California Centre for Arts,
San Diego Bollywood &

LGMF 2022 Milan

September 3, 2022

Auditorium di Milano, Milan
Orchestra Senzaspine Bologna

LGMF 2022 Madrid

October 6, 2022

National Auditorium, Madrid
Orchestra of Castile and Leon


I am glad to learn that the Violin Maestro Dr. L. Subramaniam has initiated a series of International Music Festivals commencing on January 11, 1992 in Madras which has been the Centre of distinguished Music Festivals and performances over the decades.
I am glad to learn that the Lakshminarayana International Music Festival will bring together eminent Artists, Musicologists and Vidwans from far and near in a creative endeavour. I wish the Festival every success.

R. Venkataraman
President Republic of India
New Delhi, 9 January 1992

About Us

“We believe in the power of music to affect change and believe that everyone deserves access to it.” It is with this belief that violin icon Dr. L Subramaniam and Bollywood playback legend Kavita Krishnamurti Subramaniam started The Subramaniam Foundation in 2005.

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