About

Dont Play the Saxophone, Let it play you.
-Charlie Parker

Lavanya is quite different from other musicians you meet. What sets her apart is the virtue of her choice of instrument and talent. Lavanya is the only accomplished Female Saxophonist in India today.

Music is in her blood. Her father is a mridangist, grandfather was a musician in the erstwhile Royal Court of Mysore and there are more than 10 percussionists in her family.
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Lavanya’s musical journey began at the age of six with vocal and violin training. At the age of 15, Lavanya began to learn saxophone from the Indian Saxophone maestro, Padmashree Dr. Kadri Gopalnath.

She has performed over 5000 performances until now both on national and international grounds and travelled more than 18 countries.

Concerts & Tours

International Tour

  • Lions Club, Colombo, Jaffna, Candy - Sri Lanka 2004
  • IIT Alumini Annual Summit, Sifas - Singapore 2005, 2007, 2008, 2014
  • BBC - Purcell Room - United Kingdom 2005, 2007, 2008
  • One City One World Fest.- Nottingham - United Kingdom 2005, 2007, 2008
  • Trinity Festival Bath - United Kingdom 2005, 2007, 2008
  • Soorya Fest - World Tour 2007-2008
    Doha, UAE, Ireland, United Kingdom, Oman, Germany, Baharain Austria, Kuwait, Switzerland, Dubai
  • Thailand Tour - 2010, 2013, 2014, 2016
  • Colours of INDIA Festival - USA 2014
  • New Year Celebrations - Dubai 2016
  • Lions Club Summitt - Hong Kong 2016
  • South Indian Music Associatins - Canada 2016
  • Copenhagen, Netherlands Denmark 2016-2017
  • Internationl Film Festival - Muscat 2018
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National Tour

  • Dasara Festival - Maysore Palace 2015
  • International Doctors Summit - Goa 2015
  • Tamil Isai Nataka Mandram - 2016
  • Jaipur Literature Fest - 2016
  • Kerela Tour- 2016
  • Hampi Utsav - 2016
  • Onam Festival - 2016
  • Mumbai Festival - 2016
  • Vizag Festival -2016
  • Coast Guard Festival - Goa/Ahmedabad 2017
  • World Wind Festival -2017
  • Kerla Sangeeta Nataka Academy - 2018
  • Nisha Gandhi Festival - 2018

Awards

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  • Rajyothsava Award - By Karnataka Gov. 2002
  • Shree Krishana Anugraha Award - Udaupi Shree Krishna Mutt 2005
  • Karnataka Savitha Kalashree - 2005
  • Critics Award- Naarada Gana Sabha - Chennai 2006
  • A.I.R National Compitition - 2010
  • Yuvakala Bharathi - By Bharath Kalachor - Chennai 2011
  • Padma Bharathi - Chennai 2011
  • LIMCA Book of Records - 2011
  • Young Achievers Award- Rotary Club 2012
  • Madhura Murali Puraskar - Vipanchee 2012
  • Best Female Saxophonist - Velammal Bodhi Campus 2018
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Queens

Saxophone Lavanya's new project- an all female instrumental Band -
" QUEENS"

Which has created a sensation in music circles, with their unique style of music.
Their repetoire encompasses elements from Indian classical music, to Jazz, folk and popular.
Lavanya has composed exuberant fusion music for this Band and leads with her Saxophone,Rageshri Dhumal on Keyboard, Siddhi Shah on Drums and Soumya Sanathanan on Percussions. Guest Artists - Charu Hariharan on Mridhangam & Retnashree Iyer on Tabla.

Clientele

We've had the good fortune of being involved with some pretty fantastic brands and agencies

Contact Us

For booking or inquiries please fill in the form

M. S. Lavanya

Email: info@saxophonelavanya.com
Phone: +91 91673 36071 / +91 98404 96071