Vasuda Kesav is a leading Carnatic Music, vocalist. She has been performing music concerts for over two decades. Blessed with a voice of unusual power, range & timbre, she expresses herself with sonorous clarity. She establishes an instant rapport with her listeners and maintains purity of the classical form.
Vasuda hails from a famous musical family. Her guru is the renowned artist Smt. H S Mahalakshmi, who is also her aunt and whose musical lineage traces to the legendary Tiger Varadachariar and Harikeshanallur Muthaiah Bhagavathar. Her grand father, Hemmige Srirangachar was a court musician during the reign of H H Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV, the Maharaja of Mysore.
Blessed with good musical family background and her aunt as her guru, Vasuda underwent music training in the gurukula system.She is a commerce graduate and a post graduate in music from the University of Mysore and is currently under the tutelage of Padmabhushan, Sangeetha Kalacharya, Sri P S Narayanaswamy.
An 'A-grade' artist of All India Radio, Vasuda has been performing under the auspices of major organizations all around the country and abroad for over two decades. Her programmes are being aired on Radio and Television quite regularly.
Vasuda is adept in performing "Avadhana Pallavis" a highly complicated pallavi structure. She has performed avadhana pallavis on quite a few occassions and has won the approbation of the vidwans and rasikas In addition to the regular concerts, Vasuda has performed thematic concerts like Saint Purandaradasa's devaranamas and other Haridasas compositions, exclusive tamil compositions by different vaggeyakaras (both pre and post trinity), exclusive krithis on Devi, Krishna, etc,
Apart from performing, Vasuda is also known for her teaching skills. She has worked as Music faculty with the presitious Jagadguru Sri Sivarathriswara Composite Pre University College (An educational institute run by the prestigious JSS Mahavidya Peetha) for over 5 yrs and currently is involved in teaching assigment for the renowned Carnatica Gurukulam (www.carnatica.net) and is also training a number of students and musicians online, some of whom are concert performers.