Smt. Ramya Srinivasan, disciple of Padma Bhushan Smt. Sudha Ragunathan, has been learning Carnatic music since the age of 10. Her initial period of training was under Smt. Radha Sundaresan and later she learnt from Vaigal. Sri. S. Gnanaskandan for a few years before she came under the tutelage of Smt. Sudha Ragunathan.
She has performed in all the sabhas in and around Chennai during the December Music festivals. She is endowed so much with “Divine Grace” that she was invited to perform during the Brahmotsavam Festival of Lord Venkateshwara twice, at Tirumala and at Ahobilam during the 6th Centenary Celebrations of Ahobila Mutt. Besides, she has to her credit well acclaimed performances in Andhra, Karnataka, Kerala & Maharashtra.
She has received many awards in recognition of her talent in the Carnatic music.
“Sangeetha Bhaskara” from Vaigal Gnanaskandan Trust
Musiri Subramanya Iyer Award for ‘Niraval Singing’ from
Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, Chennai in 2002
Best Female Singer in the Youth Festival 2003 organized by The Music Academy, Chennai
Govindarajan Memorial Prize for Best Vocal Concert from Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, Chennai in 2004.
“Kalavardhani”, Chennai has released four Audio Cassettes of Ramya, one exclusively with some of the rare krithis of Sri Annamacharya.
Gitaa Cassettes & CDs, Chennai has released a couple of CDs of Ramya titled ‘Daasara Kritis’ and Desika Stotrams.
She is also the recipient of Central Government Scholarship for Advanced training in the field of Carnatic Music.
She has a brilliant academic record too. She holds a Masters Degree in Computer Applications and is an accomplished Software Engineer working for a reputed Software Concern.
PERFORMANCE DURING MUSIC FESTIVALS IN THE LAST TEN YEARS
Sri Parthasarathy Swamy Sabha
Nungambakkam Cultural Academy
Sri Thyaga Brahma Gana Sabha
Mylapore Fine Arts
Narada Gana Sabha
The Indian Fine Arts
Sri Kapali Fine Arts
Kartik Fine Arts
SOME OF THE OTHER IMPORTANT CONCERTS ARE -
Asthana Mandapam (During SRIVARI BRAHMOTSAVAM FESTIVAL –1998 ) - TIRUMALA
SRIVARI BRAHMOTSAVAM FESTIVAL –2004 - TIRUPATI
S. V. College Of Music And Dance, TIRUPATI
6th Centenary Celebrations Of Ahobila Mutt, AHOBILAM, A.P
Gayana Samajam, BANGALORE
S V N Music Academy, BANGALORE
Sri Venugopala Swamy Temple, BANGALORE
Sri Shanmukhananda Fine Arts and Sangeetha Sabha, MUMBAI
Sri Sathguru Sangeetha Samajam, MADURAI
CDs RELEASED :
RAMYA GANAM (Compositions of Alathoor Sri. A.Vijayakumar)
Annamacharya ‘s Krithis
Kanyaka Parameshwari Suprabhatham
By Gitaa Cassettes and CDs
- Daasara Kritis
- Desika Stotras – Shri, Bhu, Godha Stutis \
AWARDS RECEIVED :
“SANGEETHA BHASKARA” - from Gnanaskandan Trust.
MUSIRI SUBRAMANIA IYER AWARD (for Niraval Singing) from Sri Krishna Gana Sabha.
Recipient of Central Government Scholarship for Advanced Training in the field of Carnatic Music.
Recipient of the ‘Best Female Vocalist’ from The Music Academy, Chennai in the Yuva Utsav Series – 2003.
Govindarajan Memorial Prize for Best Vocal Concert from Sri Krishna Gana Sabha - 2004.