Nadalahari School of Musichttp://www.nadalahari.org/
Saravanapriyan learnt violin initially from Smt. Komalavalli Srinivasan and later under Shri. Tiruvarur Balasubramaniam. Subsequently he had the opportunity to learn from veteran Shri. Tirupparkkadal Veeraraghavan. Since 2002, he has been fortunate to train under Lalgudi Shri G.J.R. Krishnan. Saravanapriyan’s exposure to several distinguished violin styles has made him appreciate the intricacies and finer nuances of violin playing. He has received awards for Best Violinist from VDS Arts Academy and Mylapore Fine Arts (1992), India. In addition, Saravanapriyan is also a competent and talented vocalist. Saravanapriyan’s style of violin playing is noted highly for acute aesthetic sensitivity to music, tonal perfection and sparkling creativity combined with a deep spiritual quality and a highly proactive support while accompanying.
Saravanapriyan is an accomplished soloist as well as an accompanist . He has performed at several prestigious venues in Chennai such as the Music Academy, Krishna Gana Sabha A.I.R. and several popular cultural centers, and in the USA since 1998 and has received excellent reviews for his concerts. Saravanapriyan has accompanied several leading musicians including Shri. T. V. Gopalakrishnan, Shri. Neyveli Santhanagopalan, Sikkil Gurucharan, Akkarai Subhalakshmi and Swarnalatha (vocal), Vasudha Ravi, Smt. Manda Sudharani, Dr. K.R. Subramaniam, Shri. Udayaalur Kalyanaraman, several upcoming artists in India and senior artists in the Bay Area. Saravanapriyan has also had the privilege and fortune of performing twice at Mata Amritanandamayi Amma’s Ashram (San Ramon, CA) and received rave reviews for both his solo violin concert as well as the Veena-Violin-Venu Ensemble. Saravanapriyan’s solo violin concerts receive excellent reviews and appreciation from several music connoisseurs in Chennai and USA. All of Saravanapriyan’s solo concerts are performed with exceptional hand-crafted violins made by close friend and luthier James Wimmer (www.jameswimmer.com).
In addition to performances, Saravanapriyan has arbitrated music events organized by CMANA (New Jersey). He is also well known for his lecture-demonstrations in the UC-Santa Barbara Ethnomusicology Program and his performance in Live Oaks Music Festival. In 2002, he was invited to compose and perform in part of a cadenza in Mozart’s 3rd Concerto with famed violinist Gilles Apap, hailed as the true violinist of the 21stcentury by Yehudi Menuhin.
Saravanapriyan is a Senior Manager of Product Development by profession in the semiconductor industry.