Endowment Concert & Medal

The Indira Sivasailam Endowment Concert is a special event in The Indira Sivasailam Foundation's calendar. It is a celebration, of the Navaratri season - a time of the year greatly cherished by Smt. Indira Sivasailam, and of the talents of gifted Carnatic musicians - a cause she deeply believed in.

Held under the auspices of The Music Academy, Madras, the recipient of this award is selected with great care by an expert committee constituted by the Music Academy. The criteria for choosing the artist are, excellence in performance, audience appeal, adherence to classical tradition while innovating within its framework, depth and demonstrated efforts to disseminate knowledge and the ability to bring about a greater and deeper public appreciation of Carnatic music.

For over eight decades now, The Music Academy has been a seat for Carnatic music and is revered by musicians. The Academy's recognition and awards are among the most coveted by young and established artists alike.