Srivani Yalla

Tirupathi, Andhra Pradesh

Veena Virtuoso Tirupati Srivani Yalla

Tirupati Srivani Yalla is one of the foremost artists whose soul reverberates with this divine goal and energy. Tirupati Srivani Yalla, daughter of Sri S. Swamymatham and Varalakshmi Visakhapatnam. She had her initial training in Veena under Smt. R. Vijayalakshmi, later she followed GAYAKA STYLE in Veena herself.

She has secured the admirations of her critics, connoisseurs of music and the rasikas who worship Art. Her performances in the tough Auditions of All India Radio has awarded her the coveted ‘A’ Grade.  The Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR), which is an erudite body of Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, has empanelled her into its Eminent Category which will now enable her to portray the highest ideals of Indian Music and Culture. Srivani’s sojourn in musical life and attainments are highly recognized and cherished by the State. Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India awarded her the Scholarship for Music. Presently, Srivani Yalla is serving the cause of Music education through her position as a Lecturer in Veena, and serves as the Head of the Department in S.V.College of Music & Dance established by the Tirupathi Tirumala Devasthanams in Tirupati, AP.

Her marriage to the renowned Sri Madhubabu Yalla who serves as the Producer for Sri Venkateshwara Bhakti Channel of Tirupathi Tirumala Devasthanam in Tirupathi added a meaningful dimension to her musical sojourn as a Vīna performer. Together with him she blissfully upholds a truly Bhāratīya Samskr̥tic family and a musical life.

Srivani Yalla’s academic distinctions are of very high order indeed. She is the winner of Gold Medal in Master of Art degree from Andhra University in Visakhapatnam.  Her quest for higher knowledge and education has made her to pursue Doctoral Work. The Potti Sriramulu Telugu University has awarded the Certificate of Distinction for Music and First Division in Diploma in Veena.

She has performed in all leading Sabhas in India and abroad like America, Australia, Singapore, Newzland, Srilanka and France.  She has taught many students and students also got Central Government scholarships.  She got Bharath Gaurav Ratna award from International education institution at Newdelhi, She also received “Veena Visharade” at Mangalore and Sangeetha Saraswasthi, Atlanta, USA.  She performed  many  programs in T.V.Channels.  Many audio C.D”s have been released like “Alaipaayude kanna” and “Deva Devam Bhaje”

Srivani Yalla conceives brilliant ideas and translates them into picturesque expressions of swaras and is capable of model them with exquisite musicianship to create a pleasant and blissful musical atmosphere. With a subtle strum on the strings, she can produce lively vibrations and definitive tones. Dignified gentleness, despite abundant ability, has made her a respectable artist and has put her in the limelight amongst foremost Veena players of the country. Being admixture of utterly dedicated, spirited and merited performer, Srivani Yalla has attained melody at her fingertips that exudes, congeals and crystalizes into the specific shape of a raga which she renders with utter musical bliss and ecstasy.


Awards Received




‘VEENA VISHARADE” award from Nadpa Sri Vishnumurthy Temple of Kanchana, Mangalore




Narada Gana Sabha felicitated Srivani with “SENIOR VEENA ARTIST AWARD (Obul Reddy Award)




Saraswati Music Academy of Atlanta, USA awarded with title of “SANGEETHA SARASWATHI”

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