Smt. Sreevidya Pasumarthi
Hailing from a family of musicians, Sreevidya Pasumarthi is a Carnatic music Vocalist/Trainer currently based out of Seattle, USA for the past 5 years.
Her father Pasumarthi Venkataramana is an AIR graded artist and a disciple of Prof Dr.Prapancham Sitaram. She is the granddaughter of Late Shri.Pasumarthi Viswanatha Rao who is also a renowned flautist. Her younger brother Srivathsa Pasumarthi is an AIR B-High graded mridangam artist and the seventh generation flautist in her family and he belongs to the prestigious school of Guru Karaikkudi Mani.
Sreevidya has been learning Carnatic music for the past 25 years under various renowned gurus. Sreevidya initially started learning Carnatic music at a tender age of 5 years from her father who happened to be her first guru. Sreevidya later underwent her formal Carnatic music training from Late Shri Vairamangalam LakshmiNarayanan and also happened to become the senior disciple.
She later underwent advance Carnatic music training from Dr.Smt.Rajshri Shripathy [HOD, Indian Music, UNOM] and Shri.Radha Parthsarathy from Chennai.
She also had an opportunity to learn folk songs of Andhra Pradesh from Late Smt.Vinjamuri Seetha Devi a scholar of Telugu folk music.
Currently Sreevidya is training under Dr.Mala Swamy [Principal @ Kalakshetra Foundation, Faculty @ University of Silicon Andhra] and also under the mentorship of Smt.Lakshmi Krishnaswamy from Chennai.
She post graduated full time directly from University of Madras, Chennai with Indian Music as her main stream. She did her under graduation from Ethiraj College Chennai and did her schooling at Chruchpark, Chennai.
Sreevidya has given various concerts and performed stage shows under famous sabhas like The Music Academy, VDS Arts Academy, Naradha Gaana Sabha to name a few.
She also toured Australia for a 4 month teaching assignment during the 2013-2014 period.
Sreevidya is highly passionate towards teaching music and passing her knowledge to the upcoming generation. She specializes in training all age groups and her repertoire includes Carnatic compositions from various composers.
Besides learning Carnatic music, Sreevidya has learnt Bharatanatyam in the traditional manner for 11 years and has given her arangetram in 2002 under Guru Shri. M Swaminathan [Disciple of Maestro Shri.Kunjithapatham Pillai]. She has also been singing for Bharatanatyam concerts and arangetrams in and around Chennai and received many accolades.
Some of her students have also participated in the Indian raga Music competitions in the USA and received top mentions
Smt. Sreevidya is accepting new students at the Raaga School.