With 20 years of training in Carnatic classical vocal music under the able guidance of Gurus Smt. Suguna Varadachari and Smt. Padma Chandilyan, Shobana Raghavan has given more than 80 solo vocal concerts in India and abroad, and has accompanied eminent dancers like Smt. Alarmel Valli, Smt. Vijayanthimala Bali, Ms. Anita Ratnam, dancer Shobana, Smt. Revathy Ramachandran, Smt. Meenakshi Chittaranjan, Smt. K.J.Sarasa and many others in over 500 programs.
Shobana has received the “Best Vocalist” award from the Indian Fine Arts Society in 1999 and “Best Vocalist for Dance” award from the Krishna Gana Sabha, Chennai, India in 2000. She has toured the UK, Germany, Switzerland, Japan, Malaysia and the US for concerts and has conducted music workshops at Bard College (upstate New York), the Bloomingdale School of Music in Manhattan, the City College of New York, and New York University. Shobana currently performs and teaches music in Manhattan and New Jersey.
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