Veena D. Srinivas
35 years of musical journey…
The first & the only Veena Artiste from Andhra Pradesh to represent
India at UNITED NATIONS in showcasing Indian Cultural Heritage & the
recipient of prestigious Ugadi Visishta Puraskaram from
Govt.of Andhra Pradesh for the year 2011-12 and also the recipient
of The BEST VAINIKA award from the Prestigious Madras
Music Academy 2011.
Srinivas, an Top
Grade Veena Artist, began
his career as a child prodigy. He was born in a family of
musicians at Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh in the year 1968. His
mother Smt. D. L.
Tulasi, a popular Veena guru, having identified his taste
and talent in Veena, initiated and encouraged him to pursue and
master the art.
Srinivas gave his maiden concert at the age
of 9 for All
India Radio, Hyderabad.
Vidwan Sri N.S. Srinivasan a
desciple of flute maestro late Sri
T.R. Mahalingam, was the master architect to introduce him
as an artiste with laudable individual traits.
Srinivas was the scholarship holder from Andhra Pradesh
Sangeeta Natak Academy for 6 years. He was also the first
prize winner of All India Radio Music Competitions in the year
In the year 1992 when he was 23 years he became ‘A’ Grade Veena
Artiste of All India Radio.
He also had the privilege of being the Top Grade Veena artiste from
Andhra Pradesh to play in the National Programme of music
Concert relayed Live all over the nation from the studio's of
All India Radio, Hyderabad.
He also had the privilege to play National
Programme of Music in
All India Radio, Hyderabad relayed LIVE all over the nation.
Performed in Aksharavani
Sangeetha sammelan &
many National Programme of Music Concerts from
All India Radio & Doordarshan.
Performing Veena Concerts at various prestigious
Musical Events including the prestigious
Chennai Music academy
and has been the recipient of many awards for his meritorious and
merit worthy performances.
He had the privilege to be chosen by Sangeet
Natak Academy to
represent India in
show casing the Indian
Cultural Symbol (Veena) at United Nations (UN)
Empanelled artiste of Indian
Council for Cultural Relations (I.C.C.R)
Honored as "Ashtana Vidwan" of Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham
Blessed with a Golden Rudraksha mala embedded with Navaratnas by his
holiness Pujya Sri
Sri Sri Ganapathi Satchidananda Swamiji.
Also performed concers with Veena to "Sangeetha Kalanidhi" Padmabhushan
Dr. Managalampalli Bala Murali Krishna, and Violin Maestro Padma
Srinivas has also presented many a Classical Symphony concerts
using Indian Classical Instruments such as Veena,
Flute, Clarinet, Mridangam, Ghatam, Morsing and Tabala.
As a Composer:
Composed Music for the
Documentary films on 'Nagarajuna Konda', 'Buddhist Monuments
of Andhra Pradesh', 'Amaravathi'
Composed music for 'Kuchipudi Natya Vaibhavam',
Maha Nata Natyam, Telugu Vaibhavam for Padma
Bhushan Sri Raja Reddy.
Composed music for
'Andhra Vaibhavam' & 'Andhram' dance ballets for Govt. of
Andhra Pradesh. Dr. S. P. Bala Subrahmanyam & Smt. Chitra
were the main singers of this Music and Dance Ballets.
Composed music for 'Navarasa
Nata Bhamini' A Dance ballet by Padmasri Smt.Shobha Naidu.
Composed music for many
Sri Bhajans and Private Music Albums.