Vinay Sharva - Classical Singer

Being an engineer, he defies stereotyped norms of traditional classical singers effortlessly. He loves taking on the challenges of creating intricate patterns in “neraval” and “swara prastara”, which unfolds a large canvas for exploring his “manodharma” with mathematical precision. S R Vinay Sharva, an M.Tech graduate of Jain (Deemed-to-be University), and an “A” graded All India Radio vocalist, has moulded himself to the changing trends in Carnatic singing.

Groomed by veteran musician Nedunuri Krishnamurthy, Sharva has imbibed a style that retains the core elements of classical music. His major assets are his powerful reverberating voice that traverses smoothly in all the octaves and his excellent control over vocal chords.

Vinay’s carefully chiselled voice and artistically pruned imagination has allowed him to perform in over 200 concerts. Besides being a traditional classical vocalist, he is also open to new ideas and experimentations. His multimedia presentation titled “Devi Kritis of Mysore Composers” was appreciated by the musical fraternity and inspired other youngsters to venture into similar projects. In recognition of his musical talent, Malleswaram Sangeeth Sabha and Ananya GML Cultural Academy have jointly conferred him with “Ananya Pratibha Puraskara” (2005). He is also the recipient of “The Best Vocalist” award from Bangalore Gayana Samaja (2007). With recognitions coming his way after each performance, Vinay is all set to embrace the added responsibilities coming his way.

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