Carnatic musician Sivasri Skandaprasad tunes musical notes to life

Posted: Posted Date – 5:34 PM, Tue – Mar 8, 22

Sivasri Skandaprasad.

Hyderabad: Coming from a family of musicians, Tamil Nadu-based Sivasri Skandaprasad started singing at an early age. Although she has been interested in Bharatanatyam since the age of three, she thinks music came to her naturally.

“I was enrolled in a dance class when I was just 3 years old. My father, J Skanda Prasad, is a mridangam vidwan and my grandfather and grandmother are also musicians. ultimately led to choose classical music,” says the professional Carnatic musician and Bharatanatyam dancer.

She has been giving individual performances and solo dance recitals for over a decade now in most well known Sabhas like The Music Academy, Narada Gana Sabha, Sri Krishna Gana Sabha and Brahma Gana Sabha to name a few. -ones. The young artist follows a musical training with AS Murali and Acharya Choodamani and Roja Kannan for Bharatanatyam.

Sivasri currently runs Ahuti, an e-school for Bharatanatyam and Carnatic Music, with the aim of maintaining traditional values.

This B Tech graduate from SASTRA University Thanjavur has also sung many commercial jingles for Gold Winner, Saravana Stores and Sakthi Masala.

“There are a few turning points in my life that made me realize my passion for music. A musical concert I attended at Raghavendra Swamy Mutt in Mantralayam brought me to tears and is one of the most memorable for me,” shares Sivasri, who is also into modeling.

She performed at the annual Thyagaraja Festival in Cleveland in the United States in 2008 and the numerous awards she has won in highly regarded competitions across the country are testament to her musical prowess.

He was awarded the “Bharata Kala Choodamani” award by the Chidambaram Kanakasabapathy Trust for choreographing, teaching and directing a presentation of Bharatnatyam by almost 8,000 students from all over South India. She also received the “Yuva Samman 20 – 21 Award” from MOP Vaishnav College for Women, for outstanding contributions by a young woman to the performing arts.

Sivasri is finding new ways to make classical music more relevant amid calls for diversity and the dawn of the digital age.

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