Veena D. Srinivas

       35 years of musical journey…

Top Grade Veena Artist



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.

D. 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 1989

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 National & International 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 Bhushan Dr.L.Subrahmanyam.

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.

Lecture Demonstrations:

Gave many Lecture Demonstrations on

  • Gamaka Classifications
  • Prastara Patterns
  • Plucking techniques
  • Gamaka and Spuritha techniques on Veena at various Music Colleges in South India.


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