Born on 10 th November,1967, Sreyas is a “TOP RANK" Graded Vocal Musician of AIR & DD Chennai and has been giving regular performances in all prestigious sabhas & organisations all over India & Abroad. His music is marked by sincerity and a strongtraditional approach. He is Blessed with a majestic powerful voice that can span all the three octaves.
He had his initial learning under Sri. A. Anantharaman Iyer [ Sri. Muthuswamy Dikshitar lineage]in Kolkatha for four years. After moving over to Chennai, Came under the expert tutelage of Prof. M.A.Venugopal [brother of Veena Exponent Sri. M.A.Kalyanakrishna Bhagavather] for fifteen years.After the passing away of Venugopal Sir,came under the able guidance of Padmabhushan Sri. P.S.Narayanaswamy for over fifteen years.
AWARDS & TITLES
1. AIR Competition Puraskar in 1987 [awarded B grade without Audition]
2."BEST MAIN ARTISTE” Award for Senior Vocal Concert in YACM Annual Festival Concerts held at Music Academy in 1988.
3. VISHWAPRIYA Award from Narada Gana Sabha.
3a. Best Concert Award from Music Academy in December Festival Series in 1996,1998,2001.
4. Best Musician Award in Rota Festival Concerts held by Rotary club of T. Nagar.
5. ”YUVA KALA BHARATHI” title from Bharat Kalachar during Margazhi festival from the hands of Vidushi Smt. D.K.Pattamal.
6. GAYAKA SIKHAMANI title from Bharathi Gana Sabha, Amalapuram,A.P.
7. ASTHANA VIDWAN OF KANCHI KAMAKOTI PEETAM honour from Sri. Jayendra Saraswathi Swamigal, Sri Kanchi Mutt.
8. GAANAGANDHARVA SRESHTA title from Sri Kothandarama Seva Samithi, Kolar,Karnataka.
Has been on concert tours to Australia,Singapore, Gulf Countries, Kenya[Nairobi] &;US.An engineer(Mechanical) by qualification and works as Adjunct Faculty ( Carnatic Studies) at
Swarnabhoomi Academy Of Music,Near Kalpakkam in ECR. Also a guest lecturer at Kalakshetra.Has received wide acclaim reviews from various Music Critics in leading National Newspapers and has sung in several CD’s& Albums.
Received Honorary Doctorate for contribution to Carnatic Music and devotion to traditional arts from International Tamil University, Hawaii,USA.