Sruthi Ravali

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Sruthi Ravali[edit]

Sruthi Ravali

Manda Prathyusha Sruthi Ravali (born 21 July 1992) is an Indian Classical Vocalist from Vizag, Andhra Pradesh who is a receipient of the prestigious "Naad-Bhed - The Mystery of Sound" award by SPICMACAY & Doordarshan (2013).

Tutelage[edit]

Born into a family of musicians and art-lovers, she received a rich cultural foundation from her parents Dr. Manda Ramaprasad and Smt. Manda Sudharani.[1]

Her musical pursuit began very early from the age of 3 under her mother who is a well accomplished Carnatic musician. She was also trained in violin under Late Sri. Ivaturi Vijayeswara Rao, her parama guru, for over a decade.

Sruthi Ravali currently trains under Vidwan Sri T M Krishna.

Career[edit]

Sruthi is known for the unique tonality of her voice which is Power. She sings all the tri-sthayi prayoga-s with so much ease, comfort and vigor which often leave the audience spellbound. She is quite a big fan of her mother tongue Telugu and often recites padyaalu (poems) of great Telugu poets like Nannaya, Tikkana, Errana - the Telugu trinity known as Kavitrayam and also of Pothana, Allasani Peddana, etc. in her concerts.

Sruthi is very passionate about collaborations and constantly tries to bring in new energy into her singing. Since she is a violinist too, she appreciates the beauty of instrumental music and often responds to the accompanists's contribution in a concert greatly.

Performances[edit]

In the USA -[edit]

Her singing was greatly appreciated and called by the audience as “the Golden Young Voice of the Andhra”.

  • Indian Fine Arts Academy (San Diego),
  • South Indian Fine Arts (SIFA - San Jose) and
  • Cleveland Tyagaraja Aradhana Festival 2015.
In Chennai -[edit]

She regularly performs in all the sabhas of Chennai

  • Madras Music Academy – Spirit of Youth, 2011
  • Madras Music Academy – HCL Series, 2015
  • PARAMPARAA
  • Sri Parthasarathyswami Sabha
  • Charsur
  • Naada Inbam, Ragasudha Hall
In India –[edit]
  • Brahmotsavam
  • Naada Neerajanm - Tirupati,
  • KALAVANTA – Bangalore,
  • Ravindra Bharati (Nada Prabha) – Hyderabad,
  • Swara Jhari – Vizayawada.

She also sings as vocal support to her mother in various sabhas, including the Madras Music Academy. She was featured in many AIR special programs like "Pallaki Seva Prabandham" and Saptagiri Sankeertanas.

Violin performances -[edit]

She accompanied her mother in the overseas Tour (USA – 2006), She also performed several times in Special group concerts by "Sangeeta Kalanidhi" Vidushi A. Kanyakumari known as Śata vādya sammēḷanam at Tirupati and Shanmukhananda Hall, Mumbai.

Awards[edit]

The prestigious one among all of them is the "Naad-Bhed" award from SPICMACAY & Doordarshan which is known as "M S Subbulakshmi Yuva Puraskaar" (2013) which consisted of a cash prize worth Rs. 10 lakhs from Doordarshan, India[2]

Sruthi has also won the following awards:

  • "Svara Samaram" (Titlle) by Doordarshan Saptagiri, Hyderabad [1]
  • “Best Concert award” received from “Sangeetha KalaNidhi” Dr. M. Balamurali Krishna (Visakha Music Academy – 2013).
  • Best Ragam Tanam Pallavi - 2nd Prize from Sri Rama Seva Mandali, 2017.
  • Gold Medal for Outstanding Talent - Vijaya Tyagaraja Sangeetha Sabha.
  • Gold Medal for Outstanding Performance - Abhyudaya Foundation.
  • Outstanding & Best Performance Award - Karthikeya Gaana Sabha.
  • Best Upcoming Vocalist Award from VMDA, 2008.
  • Best Upcoming Violinist Award from VMDA, 2012.

She was a recipient of CCRT Indian Government Scholarship from 2004 to 2012 and the senior scholarship from 2013 to 2015.

Academics[edit]

She finished her masters in Indian Music from Madras University on the topic “The 5 Aṭa Tāḷa Varṇa-s in the rāga Yadukula Kāmbhōji[2]

References[edit]

  1. "Manda Sudharani", Wikipedia, 2018-07-27, retrieved 2019-01-04
  2. "Winner of music contest feted". The Hindu. Special Correspondent. 2013-12-03. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2019-01-04.


The HINDU Reviews[edit]

  1. "Winner of Naad Bhed, 2013" : The HINDU, 3 December 2013
  2. "Sruthi Ravali speaks about the deep layers of Philosophy...." - The HINDU, 21 September 2014
  3. "Befitting Tribute" - The HINDU, 30 August 2013
  4. "Promising Young Talent" - The HINDU, 21 June 2013
  5. "Sruti Ravali proved a highly talented girl with a good vocal verve and grip on grammar" - The HINDU, 19 October 2012

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